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Travis Perkins bounces back as confidence returns to construction

In the first six months of 2010 Travis Perkins has experienced a gradual return of confidence in both its performance and prospects, which has led to excellent results, the resumption of dividends and activity to continue the expansion of the group – most notably through the offer, announced shortly after the period end, to acquire The BSS Group plc (“BSS”). 
 29 Jul 2010

Brookes move to chair at AmbiRad as Yates steps up

As part of its succession plans, AmbiRad Group, which manufactures and supplies warm air heating and ventilation systems, gas fired radiant tube and environmental systems, has announced management changes following more than three decades of sustained growth. 
 29 Jul 2010

Construction sector output decline after record start to 2010

Following the dramatic turnaround the construction industry experienced in Q1 of 2010, the last three months have become more challenging for the sector with productivity falling in Q2, according to the latest Bibby Financial Services Business Factors Index. 
 29 Jul 2010

H&V industry to lead the way in delivering

One of the UK’s leading Specialist Engineering experts will present the critical role of the heating and ventilation industry within construction and engineering to deliver ‘more for less’ – as challenged by the coalition government, when the industry gathers at September’s HEVAR event in London. 
 28 Jul 2010

Kershaw Mechanical Services awarded £3.5m Cambridge contract

Kershaw Mechanical Services has been awarded £3.5million of university work in its home city of Cambridge. 
 28 Jul 2010

ADCAS gains strength from new link with NSCC

The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS) is to join the National Specialist Contractors Council, giving the UK’s ductwork industry more powerful representation than ever before. 
 28 Jul 2010

NICEIC announces new series of TechTalks for 2010-11

NICEIC has announced details of a new series of TechTalks for 2010-11. Starting in September, these TechTalks will be bigger than ever, with new regions, new venues and new topics, enabling NICEIC registered contractors to get face-to-face advice and information on a range of subjects. 
 28 Jul 2010

Grants for Air Source Heat Pumps announced

Renewables company Ice Energy and leading energy company EDF Energy have been working hard to replace the discontinued microgeneration grant under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP). 
 28 Jul 2010

Integral UK win three-year contract with DTZ

Integral UK has won a new contract with leading real estate specialist DTZ to provide maintenance services at commercial properties in the South West and Wales. 
 28 Jul 2010

Supermarket sweep lifts retail construction

More than £500 million worth of supermarket construction projects have started on site so far this year (to June), with supermarket projects accounting for 69%t of this figure according to Glenigan. 
 27 Jul 2010

Cameron steps up at Kingspan Renewables GB

Kingspan Renewables GB has appointed Cameron Holroyd as managing director. 
 27 Jul 2010

Solor puts charity project on the map

Solar photovoltaics from Becosolar have been used to power a Landcruiser taking part in a 25,000-mile journey from London to Cape Town to raise money for SolarAid. 
 27 Jul 2010

Four Seasons acquires Lincoln Green BMS

Four Seasons Group (FSG), a leading heating, ventilation and air conditioning services group, has acquired Lincoln Green BMS (LGBMS). 
 27 Jul 2010

Mitsubishi Electric recalls Ecodan heat pumps

Mitsubishi Electric UK has taken the unprecedented step of issuing a product safety recall after a component failure in one of its Ecodan air source heat pumps. 
 27 Jul 2010

Kinetics Group wins health and safety award for second year

Asset and facilities management services specialist, Kinetics Group has received the International Safety Award from the British Safety Council for the second successive year. 
 27 Jul 2010

First all IPAF-trained site in the US

The Robert A. Young building in St. Louis, MO is the first construction site in the US that has been designated 100% AWPT-trained. AWPT (American Work Platform Training) is the North American subsidiary of IPAF which manages the training program in the North American market. 
 27 Jul 2010

Martin Burton elected HVCA president for 2010/11

Martin Burton has been elected president of the HVCA for 2010/11. 
 26 Jul 2010

McIntosh steps up as CIPHE president

Each year long standing members are elected to the honorary posts, and for 2010 the CIPHE president is Allan McIntosh from the Scottish branch. Lee Davies from Portsmouth branch is vice president. 
 26 Jul 2010

Opportunities abound for building services engineering

The HVCA has a crucial role to play in ensuring that its members gear up for “the most profitable commercial opportunity” building services engineering has ever known, according to Martin Burton, the Association’s newly-elected president. 
 26 Jul 2010

Vailliant's Moore steps up in change

Vaillant Group is restructuring its sales and marketing organisation with the creation of three new sales regions - North, Central and East. The new sales region North will comprise the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark and accounts for 30% of Vaillant Group sales. 
 23 Jul 2010
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