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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

TeamBuild 2009 - One weekend to solve construction quest

Young construction professionals nationwide are invited to enter TeamBuild 2009, the competition which asks workers from different disciplines to work together to solve a construction problem - in one weekend. 
 27 Apr 2009

Radiant Control recruits Uponor man

Radiant Control has appointed former Uponor employee Mick Pearce to the post of Business development manager. 
 27 Apr 2009

Ed Miliband picks air source heat pumps for Warm Front

Ed Miliband, the secretary of state for the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced the inclusion of air source heat pumps and solar thermal heating initially as pilots in the Warm Front scheme. 
 24 Apr 2009

US pump maker to buy Germany's Laing

German pump maker Laing GmbH is to be bought by US firm ITT - the makers of Lowara pumps. 
 24 Apr 2009

Darling's 2009 budget leaves industry with mixed emotions

The construction industry has welcomed the government's introduction of a top up scheme for trade credit insurance in the budget, but many fear it will not reach recession-hit firms in time. 
 23 Apr 2009

Women in construction get funding boost

A successful initiative set up to support women working in the construction sector, has been granted £420,750 further funding to continue. 
 20 Apr 2009

Curzon opens branches in Sheffield and Abingdon

Curzon, the specialist heating spares supplier, is opening two more branches, taking the total branch network to 37. 
 20 Apr 2009

Construction industry calls for VAT cut in budget

The construction industry has united in its call to the chancellor of the exchequer to cut VAT to 5% for property refurbishment in the budget this month. 
 20 Apr 2009

NG Bailey wins Great Ormond Street Hospital project

NG Bailey has been appointed by BAM Construction to deliver all mechanical, electrical and information communication technology (ICT) services for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s new clinical building. 
 17 Apr 2009
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