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Graeme Fox appointed Head of Technical at BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced that Graeme Fox has been appointed as its new Head of Technical.... 
 24 Jul 2020

‘Colossal’ opportunity in retrofit market

The government’s economic recovery plans will create massive demand for residential and small commercial property retrofits, according to the quality assurance and consumer protection scheme Trustmark.... 
 24 Jul 2020

Policy report calls for national delivery to decarbonise heat

A new Heat Commission convened by the CBI and University of Birmingham has called on the Government to develop a National Delivery Body (NDB) to lead the development and implementation of a national heat decarbonisation strategy.... 
 22 Jul 2020
Ideal Commercial specification manager East and West Midlands Michael Fraser

Ideal Commercial welcomes new specification manager

Ideal Commercial, the commercial boiler specialist, has appointed Michael Fraser as specification manager for East and West Midlands.... 
 21 Jul 2020
Head of REFCOM Graeme Fox

REFCOM warns ‘cowboy’ contractors of looming prosecutions

Increasing concern about the continued use of illegally imported refrigerant gas has prompted the UK’s F-Gas certification body REFCOM to issue a stark warning to ‘rogue’ refrigeration and air conditioning contractors.... 
 21 Jul 2020

New national standards programme set to raise professional competence

UK standards body BSI has announced a new National Standards programme to raise professional competence in the built environment sector.... 
 21 Jul 2020

Concern over safety measures as construction recovers

A survey of over 700 workers and 130 employers carried out by specialist construction recruiter, Randstad, to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry has revealed signs of sector recovery.... 
 21 Jul 2020

ISH extends deadline for free exhibition-stand cancellation

Following intensive discussions with exhibitors, the international HVAC trade show ISH has complied with the request for the deadline for free exhibition-stand cancellation to be extended from 24 July to 10 September 2020.... 
 20 Jul 2020

Birmingham Commonwealth Games seeks HVAC contractors

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games, which will be held in 2022, is ramping up recruitment for a broad range of services including HVAC.... 
 20 Jul 2020

Viessmann asks installers to get moving to plant 100,000 trees

Viessmann is inviting its employees, installers and partners, as well as their families and friends, to walk, run or cycle as many kilometres as they can over the next two weeks as part of the company’s global ‘ViMove for Climate’ campaign.... 
 20 Jul 2020
Head of training and external affairs at Vaillant, Mark Wilkins

Vaillant welcomes green homes funding, but warns of skills gap

Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant has welcomed the Chancellor’s Summer Statement which included £50m of funding to pilot innovative energy-saving measures for social housing, as well as a £2billion Green Homes Grant to ... 
 20 Jul 2020

CICV Forum animations urge construction workers to be COVID-19 smart 

As the easing of lockdown measures continues, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum in Scotland, of which the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is a key member, has launched a new social media campaign urging workers to ... 
 16 Jul 2020

Industry working group launches building control regulation proposals

Leadership organisations from across the building control sector have come together in a Future of Building Control Working Group to develop 11 key recommendations for the future oversight and regulation of the profession and Building Control Bodies.... 
 15 Jul 2020

Sustainability Guide puts engineers at the heart of better building

A new updated guide on sustainability, published by CIBSE, empowers engineers to influence the work done and decisions made on building projects, to lead to more sustainable outcomes.... 
 15 Jul 2020

Ventilation vital to gyms reopening

Vent-Axia has advised that now is the time to check ventilation to ensure there is enough airflow to dilute viruses and improve indoor air quality of gyms and sports facilities which are set to open on 25 July.... 
 14 Jul 2020
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WHO backs industry stance on airborne threat

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has belatedly acknowledged the threat posed by airborne transmission of the coronavirus following months of warnings from ventilation and air quality experts.... 
 13 Jul 2020
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak visited the Worcester Bosch factory

Chancellor Rishi Sunak learns of ‘safe gas’ technology

Heating systems manufacturer Worcester Bosch has welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, to its Worcester factory.... 
 13 Jul 2020

Lochinvar makes double sales appointment

Water heater, boiler and renewable company Lochinvar has further boosted its sales team in line with its continued growth plans and to provide additional support to its customers.... 
 13 Jul 2020

New flexible model could boost apprenticeships, says BESA

A more ‘blended’ approach to the delivery of apprentice training must emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 13 Jul 2020

Nearly CO2-free heating for 90 households

Panasonic has annouced the start of its CO2-saving energy solution for the smart city project, Future Living Berlin. The urban beacon is an important project in the company’s wider smart cities portfolio, which contribute to its focus on the ... 
 13 Jul 2020
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