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SEC urges rapid implementation of recovery plan

The Specialist Engineering Contractor’s (SEC) Group – representing the largest value sector in UK construction – has welcomed publication of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Industry Recovery Plan (‘Roadmap to Recovery’).... 
 2 Jun 2020
Paul Reeve, ECA director of CSR and member of the CLC working group on health and safety

Engineering Services bodies update COVID-19 site safety guides

Leading engineering services bodies BESA and ECA have released a joint sector guide on work-related travel and updated their guides on working in close proximity and in areas of increased risk of transfer of COVID-19, such as healthcare settings.... 
 2 Jun 2020

Construction industry sets out plan for recovery

Plans for a post-Covid-19 revival of the UK construction sector have been published by the Construction Leadership Council’s COVID-19 Task Force.... 
 2 Jun 2020

Multi-million pound investment into hydrogen deployment welcomed

Britain’s five gas networks have outlined plans to spend more than £900m on zero-carbon energy infrastructure and hydrogen deployment across the UK, subject to Government approval on funding, and this is being welcomed within the heating sector.... 
 1 Jun 2020

Industry comes together to minimise product shortages

As government and industry seek to quickly and safely increase construction activity up and down the country, a Construction Leadership Council (CLC) led group is helping to build confidence, dispel rumours and minimise supply and demand constraints.... 
 1 Jun 2020

Free trial shows benefits of connected boiler control

Housing associations and social housing providers are being offered a free trial of a new technology from Vericon Systems to see first hand the financial and operational benefits of monitoring a boiler’s health and status remotely.... 
 27 May 2020
 CPA’s economics director, Noble Francis

Construction output sees sharpest fall on record

Total construction output in Great Britain is expected to fall by 25% during 2020, according to the Construction Products Association. The anticipated decline in output is one of three scenarios for construction output examined by the CPA... 
 26 May 2020
Terry Sharp, president of the BCIA

New BCIA technical guide on impact of controls

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has released a new technical guide to add to its portfolio looking at the impact of controls on efficiency.... 
 26 May 2020
New appointee at Lochinvar James Cooper

Lochinvar appoints heat pump specialist

Heating, hot water and renewables company Lochinvar has appointed James Cooper to the new role of business development manager for heat pump technology.... 
 26 May 2020
Shaun Donaldson is congratulated on receiving his award by Paul Millington, leader of the J S Wright Apprentice Academy. The presentation took place before the COVID-19 lockdown was announced

Apprentice wins top training award

An apprentice with Birmingham-based mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has won a top regional training award.... 
 26 May 2020

Condair supports humidity petition

Condair is supporting Dr Stephanie Taylor, infection control consultant at Harvard Medical School, in her petition to have the WHO review the evidence related to indoor humidity and health... 
 26 May 2020
Gary Nicholls, managing director of duct and legionella risk specialist Swiftclean

Greater focus on ventilation hygiene after lockdown

Building managers will have to pay close attention to the cleanliness of their ventilation systems in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a group of industry experts.... 
 26 May 2020
Alan Macklin, chairman of the Fan Manufacturer’s Association (FMA)

Ventilation to play critical role in re-opening

A ventilation specialist has urged businesses to consider the role that ventilation can play in maximising the health and safety of employees as they return to work.... 
 22 May 2020

Locked down buildings need more than flushing to ensure water quality 

Following reports warning businesses to flush out water supply before reopening to avoid potentially deadly Legionella bacteria, Guardian Water Treatment has stressed that this is not a standalone solution.... 
 20 May 2020

HHIC issues guide to working safely during pandemic

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) together with the heating industry has created a guide offering advice to frontline heating engineers on operating safely during the COVID-19 crisis. 
 20 May 2020
Nathan Wood, chair of BESA’s Health & Well-being in Buildings group

Beware false claims, says air quality champion

There is a lot of smoke and mirrors being used to drive demand for particular technologies in the COVID-19 crisis, according to the chair of an influential industry group.... 
 20 May 2020

New COVID-19 PPE treatment services

Veolia has introduced a compliant way of safely collecting, containing and treating potentially contaminated PPE in a process that safely generates energy to feed back into the grid and provide heat.... 
 19 May 2020

BESA fears mental health ‘second wave’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that there could be another surge in mental health problems across the construction and building engineering sectors as more sites and buildings re-open.... 
 19 May 2020

Ventilation key principle to ensure safety in return to work strategy

Vent-Axia has offered businesses advice on all ventilation issues to help them comply with the Government's return to work strategy published last week.... 
 18 May 2020

Conex Bänninger launches Instagram for installers

Conex Bänninger has enhanced its support for plumbing and heating engineers by adding Instagram to its social media channels.... 
 18 May 2020
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