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HVCA Scotland promotes energy-saving measures

HVCA Scotland has distributed a pack of “mini-posters” to almost 3,000 public sector buildings north of the border, in a bid to promote the wider introduction of basic energy-saving measures. 
 27 Feb 2009

Sanyo launches heating division

Sanyo Air Conditioners has launched a new heating division in the UK focused on its heat pump systems. 
 25 Feb 2009

Steel's sustainability tested in £1m investigation

Can steel beat timber and concrete in the sustainability stakes? That's one of many questions a £1 million pound research project will hope to answer when steel is used in five UK buildings to help make them zero carbon. 
 25 Feb 2009

Dean & Wood opens new Scottish distribution site

Dean & Wood has relocated its Glasgow branch to new premises in the city which will act as a mini distribution centre for the whole of Scotland. 
 24 Feb 2009

Gregory picked as Riello MD

Barry Gregory has become the managing director of Riello, responsible for the group's UK operations in both the residential and commercial burner markets. 
 23 Feb 2009

Mandelson review to examine construction productivity

Skills and business secretary Lord Mandelson has announced a review of productivity and skills in the engineering construction sector. 
 23 Feb 2009

Olympics chiefs demand halt to retentions misery

The Olympics Delivery Authority has told its main contractors not to deduct cash retentions from those further down the supply chain. 
 19 Feb 2009

REFCOM to run safe handling company register

From July 2009, it will become illegal to sell refrigerants to firms who are not on the safe handling company registration scheme, and REFCOM, set up by the HVCA, has been chosen to run it. 
 18 Feb 2009

British Gas coughs up £35,000 to owners of deadly boiler

British Gas has agreed to pay £35,000 compensation to a family after a faulty boiler leaked carbon monoxide gas and poisoned seven people. 
 18 Feb 2009

Devil's in the detail but HVCA welcomes energy consultations

Three new energy consultations published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have been welcomed by the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association. 
 17 Feb 2009

Hiltons gets £5m hospital contract

Nottingham building services firm Hiltons has been appointed by Skanska to carry out m&e work at a hospital after securing a £5 million pound contract. 
 16 Feb 2009

HEVAR winners race off to Dutch adventure

A trip to the Netherlands to watch the Dutch Moto Grand Prix has been earned by the winners of Spirotech's quiz, hosted at Manchester HEVAR 2009. 
 16 Feb 2009

Atkins sheds around 1,000 jobs

WS Atkins, the official engineering design services provider for the London 2012 Olympics, is shedding 930 jobs due to worsening market conditions in the UK and Middle East. 
 11 Feb 2009

Bosses called to act to prevent slips, trips and falls

Employers are being urged to take action to prevent slips trips and falls in the workplace, as part of the second phase of the Shattered Lives campaign, launched by the Health and Safety Executive this week. 
 11 Feb 2009

2009 brings Rok solid work worth 164m

Property repair and maintenance specialist Rok Plc has secured eight national framework agreements worth £164m, since the start of 2009. 
 9 Feb 2009

Get Britain Building plan goes to construction minister

A coalition of trade bodies is launching the Get Britain Building campaign on February 10, to present a sector-boosting 10 point plan to construction minister Ian Pearson. 
 9 Feb 2009

Football World Cup kicks off for Building Services

Building Services professionals can now show off their ball skills by competing in their own football world cup this June. 
 5 Feb 2009

Faber Maunsell scoops new build low carbon award

Faber Maunsell was among the winners praised by Dame Ellen MacArther at the second annual Low Carbon Performance Awards 2009 on February 4. 
 5 Feb 2009

Balfour Kilpatrick gets £3 million Edinburgh contract

Balfour Kilpatrick has been awarded a £3million m&e services contract to work on one of Scotland's largest regeneration projects. 
 5 Feb 2009

Don't turn down training in downturn

Construction bosses are being urged to stay committed to staff training to safeguard the sector's workforce during the recession. 
 4 Feb 2009
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