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Construction firms probed in blacklist scandal

More than 40 construction firms are being investigated by the information watchdog for using a secret blacklist to vet workers. 
 6 Mar 2009

Construction grants feel recession's pinch

Record claims for construction grants last year have resulted in a cutback in the number and size of funds offered by the CITB-ConstructionSkills Grants Scheme. 
 4 Mar 2009

Lord Borrie backs bill amendments

Last night in the House of Lords, Lord Borrie took up the struggle for payment security in the construction sector and pushed for the industry's need for the payee to initiate the payment process. 
 4 Mar 2009

Code for sustainable buildings launched

A code for sustainable buildings catering for existing as well as new non-domestic buildings has been recommended in a report launched today at Ecobuild' 09. 
 4 Mar 2009

New MD for Elta Fans

Elta Fans has appointed David Osgerby as its new managing director. 
 2 Mar 2009

Safety inspectors to raid 1500 refurb sites in March

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to inspect 1500 refurbishment sites in the UK to weed out poor health and safety standards. 
 2 Mar 2009

Kershaw Group’s support for children’s hospices totals £15,000

A well known construction company has supported an important children’s charity for the seventh year running – with another donation of £3,000. 
 27 Feb 2009

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
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