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CIPHE warns of asbestos responsibilities

Acting chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) Kevin Wellman has warned heating engineers that they need to know their responsibilities in dealing with asbestos. 
 22 Jul 2011

M&S and two contractors guilty of safety failings

Retail giant Marks and Spencer has been convicted of putting members of the public, staff and construction workers at risk of exposure to asbestos-containing materials during the refurbishment of one of its stores. 
 20 Jul 2011

Genlec gains core patent deal in Canada

Energetix Group, which develops alternative and efficient energy products, has announced that its subsidiary Energetix Genlec has been granted a core patent by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for its microCHP technology used in its Kingston appliance. 
 20 Jul 2011

A.O. Smith to acquire Lochinvar for $418m

A.O. Smith Corp will acquire Lochinvar Corp for $418 million to expand the company's presence in the global water heating market. 
 20 Jul 2011

Construction workers warned about risk of skin cancer

Skin cancer in construction workers could be as common as asbestos-related disease, warns new research. 
 19 Jul 2011

£22bn investment in Government construction projects announced

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has announced £22 billion of investment in Government construction projects over the next three years. 
 19 Jul 2011

Polypipe Ventilation launches installer loyalty scheme

Polypipe Ventilation has launched a loyalty programme, providing installers with the opportunity to gain points on the purchase of Silavent and Domus fan and heat recovery products. 
 19 Jul 2011

Plumber sentenced for causing a gas explosion

A Wolverhampton plumber received a 10-month suspended jail sentence for causing a gas explosion and fire in which a pensioner sustained 21 per cent burns while rescuing his nine-year-old granddaughter. 
 19 Jul 2011

Guide to agency workers regulations launched

The HVCA and the Building Services Engineering Employment Agency Alliance have jointly produced a practical guide to the agency workers regulations. 
 19 Jul 2011

Vent-Axia on the market for £200m

Vent-Axia, the heating and ventilation unit manufacturer, has been put on the market with a price tag of £200 million. 
 19 Jul 2011

Parliament approves new energy planning reforms

The energy National Policy Statements (NPSs) have been approved in the House of Commons. 
 19 Jul 2011

ADEY appoints new members to sales force

ADEY has appointed five new positions in what the company says is the largest expansion of its sales team to date. 
 18 Jul 2011

Glenigan reports construction starts down 24%

The underlying value of UK construction project starts was 24 per cent lower for the three months to June compared to the same period in 2010, according to industry analyst Glenigan. 
 18 Jul 2011

More environmental training still needed

A new report from SummitSkills reveals that there is insufficient environmental technology training available to meet potential demand which could lead to rogue traders. 
 18 Jul 2011

EAL urges the Government to deliver on apprenticeships

Ann Watson, managing director of specialist awarding organisation, EAL, has welcomed Skills Minster John Hayes’ plans to reduce bureaucracy for micro-firms looking to take on apprentices, but warns that wider action is needed if Britain is to avoid a shortage of skilled labour. 
 18 Jul 2011

Irish business leader made non-executive director at Norland

Brian Montague has been appointed a non-executive director by Norland Managed Services. 
 18 Jul 2011

Panasonic launches free designer software

Panasonic has launched its new ECOi VRF Designer software to make bespoke air conditioning systems. 
 15 Jul 2011

Westminster Academy to sue BDP

Education secretary Michael Gove is reported to have backed Westminster Academy to sue BDP in the High Court over defects with the building's ventilation system. 
 15 Jul 2011

Johnson & Starley acquires Quake Energy Services

Johnson & Starley has entered the renewable energy market by acquiring White Consolidated trading under the name of Quake Energy Services. 
 14 Jul 2011

HMRC offers firms online Olympics advice

Small and medium-sized companies hoping to win Olympics contracts are invited to the HMRC's online advice seminar this month. 
 14 Jul 2011
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