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Plumbing academy apprentices get BEST training

Heating and plumbing trainees of all ages are to benefit from BEST's efforts to fund training at the Plumbing Academy in Kent. 
 29 Feb 2008

Police hunt air coolers used to smuggle £1.5m of worth heroin

Detectives investigating a failed attempt to smuggle more than 1.5m worth of heroin into the UK by hiding it within the packaging of several air coolers, want the industry to help find more of the units. 
 29 Feb 2008

People power to heat neighbourhood

Recycled body heat captured from visitors to a Swedish train station is to be used to keep neighbouring offices and shops warm. 
 28 Feb 2008

Don't slip up HSE tells employers

Shattered Lives is the name of the campaign launched by the Health and Safety Executive this month, to warn the industry to act to prevent accidents in the workplace. 
 28 Feb 2008

Olympic rush to the construction finish line

Growth in the UK's construction projects will reach a peak in 2011 as the industry rushes to complete new build and infrastructure programmes before the London Olympics in 2012. 
 27 Feb 2008

Strong warning: 'Zero carbon' reality check

The danger of the 'zero carbon agenda' gripping the UK building industry is it ignores social and economic sustainability and could result in 'highly perverse outcomes' said Dr David Strong, speaking at the first day of London's Ecobuild exhibition. 
 26 Feb 2008

Ward is Halstead's new marketing weapon

Halstead Boilers has recruited Gren Ward to the post of marketing director. 
 25 Feb 2008

Call for retired workers to assess apprentices

Retired skilled workers are being encouraged to put their knowledge and experience to good use by becoming apprentice assessors. 
 25 Feb 2008

Industry could face £20m bill for F-Gas assessment

The cost of assessing the estimated 40,000 air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers to the F-Gas regulations could cost the industry as much as 20m, say informed sources. 
 25 Feb 2008

Free cooling is a breath of fresh air for Wilkinson

Wilkinson's adoption of free cooling in its stores is already delivering the firm big energy savings thanks to GK industrial. 
 25 Feb 2008

Biolchini cuts ICE as Invensys Europe MD

Invensys Controls Europe (ICE), a leading hvac manufacturer has appointed Bernard Biolchini as its EMEA managing director. 
 22 Feb 2008

talkSport makes NICEIC hot topic

The voice of the NICEIC can be heard on the talkSport radio station (1089 and 1053 AM) talking up its 17th edition training courses to listeners throughout February 2008.

 22 Feb 2008

Lindab's ventilation store opens in Scotland

Lindab has unveiled a giant superstore of ventilation products in Glasgow. 
 18 Feb 2008

Government's £1 billion strategy to boost apprentice numbers

It is National Apprentices week from February 25-29 and the bad news is apprenticeships are offered by just 10% of UK employers, however the government's £1 billion plan is aimed at changing this. 
 15 Feb 2008

Ground source energy fuels CIBSE talk

South Bank University is playing host to a CIBSE seminar on 'Ground Coupled Energy Systems'. 
 13 Feb 2008

Diversitech offers alternative to coil-eroding cleaners.

Dirty coils can make an air-conditioning system 50% less efficient and the first ac coil cleaner in non-liquid form that cleans without damaging coils will be available in the UK by the end of February. 
 13 Feb 2008

Are construction workers willing to compete?

February 29 is the last day for construction employers and apprentices to enter the Apprenticeship Awards 2008. 
 13 Feb 2008

Boiler fitter's electrocution raises CORGI training question

A coroner is recommending new safety measures for gas fitters after a worker was electrocuted whilst repairing a boiler. 
 13 Feb 2008

Mitsubishi Heavy elects Hideaki as president

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries appointed senior executive vice president Hideaki Omiya to take up the post of president from April 1. 
 12 Feb 2008

Skerritt's £18.2m deal will raise prison capacity

Building services firm Skerritt has secured 18.2m in contracts to provide M&E services for nearly 700 new inmates at HMP Nottingham and Kent's HMP Swaleside. 
 12 Feb 2008
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