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JS Wright apprentice wins plumb award

Trainee Michael Cox has picked up a plumb prize on the path to a promising career by winning the West Midlands Plumbing Apprentice of the Year Award. 
 18 Dec 2008

EU directive recognises air source heat pumps

The European parliament has expanded the definition of renewable energy sources to include aerothermal and hydrothermal energy sources, effectively recognising air-source and water source heat pumps. 
 17 Dec 2008

Live demos and prizes at Manchester HEVAR 2009

Live demonstrations from HVAC experts and several prizes are being offered to visitors to Manchester HEVAR on January 28-29, 2009. 
 17 Dec 2008

New year brings new construction champion

From the new year, Philip White will replace Stephen Williams as the Health and Safety Executive's chief inspector of Construction. 
 15 Dec 2008

Energetix and E.On steps closer to micro-CHP delivery

Energetix Genlec and E.On have signed a "head of terms" agreement with a European appliance manufacturer to mass produce micro-chp units for E.ON and the European domestic heating market. 
 15 Dec 2008

Carillion's good news story is out

Building and services firm Carillion had some good news from the construction sector and upped its forecasts for the year. 
 11 Dec 2008

Skerritt invests £1.6m in eco-headquarters

One of Nottingham's oldest mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors has spent £1.6m creating an eco-friendly head office at a new location in the city. 
 11 Dec 2008

A quarter of staff at Grundfos plant to lose jobs

Sixty-four of the 255 staff at Grundfos Manufacturing's Sunderland factory will be made redundant during the coming months, after the firm suffered falling demand and lost work to overseas. 
 10 Dec 2008

Capita launches Gas Safe Register brand

"Gas Safe Register" is the new brand name for Capita's gas registration scheme unveiled for Britain. 
 9 Dec 2008

OFTEC fired up about director's appointment

OFTEC, the Oil Firing Technical Association, has appointed Jacqueline Smith to take up the post of Registration Services director. 
 8 Dec 2008

Balfour Beatty builds AREVA and VINCI ties for nuclear wins

Balfour Beatty is putting together a team to bid for the development and delivery of a fleet of nuclear reactors (ERPs) for the UK and is working with French nuclear plant provider AREVA. 
 4 Dec 2008

Under Pressure? Not BSS Industrial's band

Unsigned but undeterred, the artists behind rock band The Pressure Drops got heads banging at their latest gig, raising £2,000 for charity. 
 4 Dec 2008

Government investigates rogue recruiters

Twelve employment agencies in Plymouth are in the firing line following a clamp down on illegal practices. 
 4 Dec 2008

Robin Roks into COO seat

Building services firm Rok plc has appointed Robin Olorenshaw as the company's chief operating officer. 
 3 Dec 2008

Construction Bill included in Queen's speech

Amendments to the Construction Act have been included in the Queen's speech, with a Bill which is expected to be introduced on December 4, 2008. 
 3 Dec 2008

Death of a tradesman: Fatal figures rise

Every week brings the death of 20 tradesmen from asbestos-related diseases - and this figure is rising, according to the Health and Safety Executive. 
 2 Dec 2008

Balfour Beatty WorkPlace buys energy controls firm

Balfour Beatty WorkPlace has bought building services controls firm Colledge Trundle and Hall (CTH) for £2.85m. 
 2 Dec 2008

Disabled to help construction sector respond to upturn

Disabled people will get the support they need to work in the construction industry, thanks to NET Ambition, which hopes to provide more skilled workers for the sector to react to an economic upturn. 
 1 Dec 2008

Pensioner cheats death but British Gas pays £4,700

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British Gas has been forced to pay £4,700, after an 81 year-old woman fell through an open hatch in her home, which had been left unguarded by the central heating installation contractor. 
 1 Dec 2008

Skills and training zone at Sustainabilitylive! 2009

A Skills and Training Zone is to be launched at Sustainabilitylive! 2009, the UK event for innovation in the energy and environment sectors. 
 27 Nov 2008
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