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New engineering services alliance, Actuate UK, to champion change and collaboration

A new alliance for the multi-billion UK engineering services sector launched this week via a virtual industry event. 

Actuate UK is an alliance of eight leading trade, technology, research and professional bodies in engineering services. It will deliver a single, consolidated voice for the sector. 

 10 Feb 2021

Government will challenge low bids

Contractors face “intense scrutiny” if they submit unrealistically low bids for public sector contracts, according to a senior official at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).... 
 9 Feb 2021

North Yorkshire firm wins contract to train installers in renewables

A specialist training provider based in North Yorkshire, has been awarded a contract worth almost £1 million to deliver national training for installers of renewable energy products.... 
 9 Feb 2021
Fiona Hodgson, chief executive of SNIPEF

SNIPEF welcomes training grant funding

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has welcomed an announcement of funding to help upskill plumbing apprentices and employees in the installation of ground and air source heat pumps.... 
 8 Feb 2021

Time to shine this World Plumbing Day

On 11 March, professional plumbers across the land will be celebrated on World Plumbing Day and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has praised the critical work they do.... 
 8 Feb 2021

Insite to supply heat metering to Battersea Power Station homes

Insite Energy has been appointed to supply and commission the heat metering and payment system for the Phase 4A heat network at Battersea Power Station.... 
 5 Feb 2021

We may never have all the answers, warns scientist

Ventilating buildings has never been more important and higher profile, but the building engineering industry needs much more scientific data to help it improve protection from viral infections, according to one of the country’s leading experts on.

Professor Cath Noakes, one of the two engineer members the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), told a webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) that it was not enough to simply increase ventilation rates in buildings to mitigate transmission of the Covid-19 virus. 

 4 Feb 2021

Toshiba Carrier’s SMMS-u wins energy award in Japan

Toshiba Carrier Corporation's SMMS-u, its new VRF series, has won an award at the Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards of Japan.... 
 3 Feb 2021
Phil Hurley, chair of the HPA

UK heat pump market to almost double this year

Heat Pump Association (HPA) members plan to deliver 67,000 units in 2021, nearly doubling the number available on shelves and in warehouses.

The HPA's figures are drawn from a survey of its members which make up around 95% of the heat pump manufacturing market share.

The association said this boost in predicted sales is extremely promising for the industry on the road to net zero.

 

 2 Feb 2021
Gerry McNally has been appointed to a new position at JS Wright

New mechanical project manager at JS Wright

Mechanical and electrical building services specialist JS Wright has appointed a new mechanical project manager to its project management team.... 
 1 Feb 2021
Nick Dray, mass distribution channel manager at Daikin and Richard Ward, managing director at SK Sales

Partnership between Daikin and SK Sales

Daikin, specialist in climate control systems, has appointed SK Sales as a new mass distribution channel (MDC) partner in the UK, with the wholesaler now an official stockist of Daikin’s solutions for the air conditioning sector.... 
 1 Feb 2021

Ideal expands online training offer

Ideal Heating has expanded its online learning and development solution for installers, with the addition of a new on-demand service.... 
 29 Jan 2021

SKILLcard launches ‘academic’ card

One of the construction industry’s largest skills certification registers is launching a special card for engineers with degrees and other higher-level qualifications.... 
 29 Jan 2021

Manrose wins IBA Supplier award

Manrose, a British ventilation manufacturer, has been named as a winner at the IBA Supplier of The Year 2020 Awards.... 
 27 Jan 2021
REHAU founder Helmut Wagner

REHAU remembers company founder

REHAU is mourning the loss of company founder and honorary president Helmut Wagner, who passed away last Sunday at the age of 95 in Switzerland surrounded by his family.... 
 27 Jan 2021
The graph shows the number of heat pump installers needed to meet installation targets

NIBE Energy Systems launches training scheme

NIBE Energy Systems has announced a new training scheme to help prepare heating installers for the future of heating.... 
 26 Jan 2021
Neil Gibbard is Coolair Equipment

Management restructure for Coolair Equipment

One-stop air conditioning specialist Coolair Equipment has announced a restructuring to its board of directors.... 
 25 Jan 2021

Boiler company backs homeless charity

Yorkshire boiler company, Boiler Central, is partnering with national homeless charity, Crisis, throughout January to raise essential funds.... 
 25 Jan 2021

Improved standards for UK heat networks welcomed

Switch2 Energy has welcomed publication of the new CIBSE CP1 (2020) Heat Networks Code of Practice, which will drive further improvements in the planning, design, development, commissioning and operation of UK district and community heating schemes.... 
 25 Jan 2021

Government response to Future Home Standard welcomed

The Government’s response to the recent Part L Future Homes Consultation published on January 19 has been welcomed by two key industry roleplayers.... 
 22 Jan 2021
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