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Don't rubbish CIOB tips on waste law

The UK government must clearly define what constitutes as waste before the construction sector can meet its waste disposal targets, says the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). 
 14 Apr 2008

Construction panel tackles Olympic contract disputes

An Independent Dispute Avoidance Panel (IDAP) and an adjudication panel have been set up to try to avoid or resolve contractual disputes during construction for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 
 14 Apr 2008

Trade cowboys will feel the heat warns OFTEC

The Oil Firing Technical Association, OFTEC, is warning all non-OFTEC registered businesses and technicians who illegally use the OFTEC logo that they will get their fingers burnt. 
 14 Apr 2008

Buderus gives UK solar thermal

Boiler manufacturer Buderus has entered the UK solar panel market for the first time and hopes to capitalise on this years' 'dramatic increase' in demand for this renewable technology. 
 11 Apr 2008

Public sector green grants on offer

Grants of up to 1 million per site are available for managers of public sector buildings adopting renewable energy technology. 
 11 Apr 2008

SSE buys 20% stake in Geothermal International

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has agreed to invest up to £ 15 million for a 20% stake in Geothermal International Ltd (GI). 
 11 Apr 2008

Wolseley and Daikin give UK green heating

Daikin UK and Wolseley have signed a three year contract to supply local authorities and housing associations with renewable heating technology to meet CO2 emission reduction targets and remove fuel poverty. 
 9 Apr 2008

Safety sparks HVCA's welding update

The Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association has updated its guide to welding. 
 8 Apr 2008

BRE makes intelligent purchase with i&i

Building Research Establishment (BRE) has bought two specialist divisions of i&i, in the hope of expanding its capability in its acquisition's area of expertise - intelligent buildings. 
 7 Apr 2008

Thermal Energy buys UK's GEM

Thermal Energy International has announced it will buy Bristol-based firm Gardner Energy Management (GEM) . 
 7 Apr 2008

Olympic boy dives for gold with ABS

Britain's golden boy Tom Daley, the 13 year-old diver competing in the Beijing Olympics, can thank ABS London for helping him go for gold. 
 3 Apr 2008

Industry's pulse felt by Pulsar recruits

Bob Bragger and Steve Lauri are the new faces in Pulsar direct's senior management team. 
 3 Apr 2008

Double blow strikes construction

The UK construction industry is facing its toughest year in more than a decade with the commercial and residential property sectors dealing it a double blow. 
 2 Apr 2008

Daikin signs deal with Chinese manufacturer

Japanese air conditioning manufacturer Daikin has signed a collaboration agreement with Chinese manufacturer Gree. 
 2 Apr 2008

Zero chance of zero carbon homes say housebuilders

Many of the UK's major housebuilders have admitted they do not believe they will meet the government's goal for zero carbon new homes by 2016. 
 1 Apr 2008

Firms face corporate manslaughter threat

Corporate manslaughter convictions could soar under the new Corporate Manslaughter Act coming into effect on April 6, 2008. 
 1 Apr 2008

Hamworthy price tag swallowed by Atlantic

Heating equipment manufacturer Hamworthy Heating has been sold for £35m to French engineering group Atlantic Sfdt. 
 31 Mar 2008

Papa gets Birchall's backing in Clio chase

M&E building services provider Birchall is keeping a key ally ahead of the game by sponsoring a father and son in the Renault Clio Cup. 
 31 Mar 2008

McCoughlin is Rinnai's man in the south

Gas heating manufacturer, Rinnai, has appointed Shaun McLoughlin as its Southern specification manager. 
 27 Mar 2008

Final day of Nintendo Wii giveaway

For the chance of claiming a free Nintendo Wii, register your details to receive this site's newsletter on, before midnight on March 27. 
 27 Mar 2008
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