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Collapsed heating duct, injures 14 school kids

Fourteen children were injured when heating ducting in a school sports hall collapsed. 
 12 May 2009

Centrica buys into EDF's UK nuclear business

British Gas' owner Centrica is investing £2.3 billion (€2.5 billion) in the EDF Group's UK nuclear power business. 
 11 May 2009

HETAS puts the freeze on prices

HETAS has decided not to raise the price of its solid fuel and biomass competent persons scheme this year, to help out installers during the recession. 
 11 May 2009

Mandelson consults on rules to stop trade union blacklisting

Business secretary Peter Mandelson has announced the government's intention to introduce new regulations to stop union members being denied employment by blacklists. 
 11 May 2009

Batchelor goes it alone to set up new firm Supply Air

A former Systemair managing director Steve Batchelor has set up a new ventilation company called Supply Air, which began trading on May 1. 
 7 May 2009

Tender hand extended by Plumb Center's commercial arm

Heating and plumbing supplier Plumb Center is rolling out 38 centres of excellence nationwide this year to help commercial plumbing firms find everything they need under one roof, including help tendering for work. 
 7 May 2009

Powerminster administers emergency repairs for Yorkshire tenants

Sheffield-based Powerminster Gleeson Services has been chosen to provide an emergency repairs service to tenants in 880 properties across South Yorkshire. 
 7 May 2009

Balfour Kilpatrick does m&e work for boys in blue

Balfour Kilpatrick has been awarded a £4 million contract by Mansell to do m&e work at Greater Manchester Police's new divisional headquarters. 
 7 May 2009

Faber Maunsell renamed AECOM

Faber Maunsell has changed its name and branding to AECOM, the name of its parent company, with effect from May 4. 
 6 May 2009

Trade union heavyweight makes blacklist claims against Robert McAlpine

A prospective head of the trade union giant UCATT has lodged a legal claim against Sir Robert McAlpine, after discovering he was one of 3,213 workers added to a blacklist. 
 6 May 2009

Rok backs repair campaign to save construction jobs

About 250,000 construction jobs could be saved by a government rethink concerning the repair of empty buildings, says repair and maintenance specialist Rok. 
 5 May 2009

HVCA welcomes breakdown in Working Time Directive review talks

HVCA has welcomed a recent breakdown of discussions on a review of the European Working Time Directive which, had they continued, could have resulted in the abolition of the UK "opt-out". 
 1 May 2009

Emcor wins contract for m&e services at 110 Fetter Lane

Emcor Group (UK) has announced that its engineering services division has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the installation of all shell and core mechanical, electrical, and public health services at the 110 Fetter Lane development in central London. 
 1 May 2009

Wolseley cuts 269 jobs and closes depots

Wolseley is to cut jobs and close distribution centres in Didcot and Chorley. 
 1 May 2009

Britannia's in the army now

A military training school has been refitted by Britannia Kitchen Ventilation to better equip military chefs wanting to feed the UK armed forces on operations, exercises and in barracks. 
 1 May 2009

May Day! May Day! Can they fix it?... No they can't!

With two May bank holidays upon us, the HVAC industry is bracing itself for a host of DIY enthusiasts armed with a shiny set of tools and a keen intent to inflict on their homes all the construction skills they have 'learned'. 
 1 May 2009

Bosses pledge to give students Capital Xperience

Construction bosses gathered last night to commit to a sixth form work placement scheme known as the 2009 Capital Xperience. 
 1 May 2009

HFC cuts receive US backing

THE US government looks set to back calls for a curtailment of the use of HFC refrigerants in what is being described as a 'phase-down'. 
 30 Apr 2009

New NAS must boost apprenticeship numbers

A National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has been launched this month to manage apprenticeships across England and increase the number of apprenticeships available. 
 28 Apr 2009

Merlin does the trick in Hell's Kitchen

Gas safety specialist S&S Northern’s Merlin system proved to be the magic ingredient for Hell’s Kitchen 4. 
 28 Apr 2009
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