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Workers urged to use face masks properly during lockdown

With essential construction work set to continue during the latest lockdown, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is urging operatives to make a safe start to 2021 with a colourful new face mask campaign.... 
 11 Jan 2021

Condensate pipe guidance updated following weather warning

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is issuing its updated ‘installer guide to condensate discharge pipe installation’ following a warning from the Met Office of ice with the 'Beast from the East 2.0' to hit in days, bringing an ... 
 6 Jan 2021

Training the next wave of Green Homes Grant installers

There has never been a better time to become a qualified Green Homes Grant installer, says Samuel Riley, chief executive of training provider North West Skills Academy.... 
 6 Jan 2021
Shareholders of Ziehl-Abegg Dennis Ziehl, Uwe Ziehl and Sindia Ziehl

Family links remain strong at Ziehl-Abegg

Ziehl-Abegg supervisory board chairman Uwe Ziehl has handed over the reins to his son Dennis Ziehl.... 
 6 Jan 2021

Merchant stays open during restrictions

Specialist merchant Wolseley will keep its branches across the UK open for service with the introduction of new COVID-19 regulations by the UK governments.... 
 6 Jan 2021

New year, new skills webinar

Conex Bänninger is inviting plumbers and heating engineers to learn new skills in the new year by registering for the latest in a series of free webinars.... 
 6 Jan 2021
Phil Hurley, the new chairman of the Heat Pump Association

New chair for Heat Pump Association

UK managing director of NIBE Energy Systems, Phil Hurley, is the new chairman of the Heat Pump Association (HPA), replacing Graham Wright who has finished his two-year term and now steps down from the role.

Replacing Phil Hurley as vice chairman is Max Halliwell of Mitsubishi Electric.

The appointment comes at a critical time for a heating industry which is responsible for a third of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. With heat pumps key to tackling this the Heat Pump Association is committed to promoting their benefits and wide scale deployment as a low carbon solution. 

 6 Jan 2021

GTEC & MCS win bid to support GHG installers

Building services training provider, GTEC, in partnership with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), has won an almost £1m bid to help existing trades people access discounted training in heat pumps and solar thermal, in order to meet the ... 
 5 Jan 2021

Conex Bänninger celebrates OEM supplier award

Conex Bänninger’s OEM division is celebrating a prized Category 2 rating in the annual Supplier of the Year Awards awarded by Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe (M-ACE).... 
 4 Jan 2021

UKIFDA launches vision for decarbonisation

Trade association the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has officially launched a new future vision for clean growth and decarbonisation.

Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive said: “As the trade association for the liquid fuels distribution industry, we’ve always supported the principle of decarbonisation, clean growth and clear air and now with the first trials of liquid biofuels taking place in off grid homes across the UK and Ireland we felt it apt that our new Future Vision – a strategy to transition liquid biofuel distribution should be published. 

 23 Dec 2020
School children receive gifts from Star Refrigeration staff following a company-wide christmas appeal

Fundraising drive embraces Christmas spirit

Star Refrigeration has redoubled its social responsibility commitments in 2020, donating to a number of different charitable causes throughout the year and making an special effort to bring some Christmas cheer to the hardest hit communities in the ... 
 23 Dec 2020

Engineering the built environment for a new 'normal'

The CIBSE Technical Symposium 2021 will now take place on 13-14 July 2021, instead of the orignally planned dates in April as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.... 
 23 Dec 2020

UK engineers facing stress pandemic

The impact of the growing mental health ‘pandemic’ will be felt across engineering workplaces for many years after the COVID-19 crisis and economic recession is over, according to psychologists and counsellors.... 
 21 Dec 2020

PBAs tackling payment abuse

Research shows that project bank accounts are making in roads into construction payment abuse... 
 21 Dec 2020
CIBSE president Stuart MacPherson

CIBSE and ASHRAE extend collaboration

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has signed a refreshed Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with ASHRAE to further develop their working relationship and to reinforce benefits for members and the society at large.... 
 18 Dec 2020

All I want for Christmas

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum CICV Forum has asked industry experts to reveal their wishlist for 2021 and beyond.... 
 18 Dec 2020
Rosamund Kissi-Debrah addresses the BESA conference

BESA welcomes historic air quality verdict

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed this week's ruling at Southwark Coroner's Court that air pollution directly contributed to the death of a nine-year-old girl.... 
 17 Dec 2020

Installer donates cashback to kids in need

A generous installer is getting into the spirit of giving this Christmas, by donating all the money raised through Baxi’s cashback initiative towards toys and gifts for underprivileged children.... 
 16 Dec 2020

Brexit breaking point?

With the EU transition period set to cease on 31 December, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has expressed it's concerns over the impact Brexit will have on the supply chain.... 
 16 Dec 2020
Image courtesy of Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

Gearing up for ISH digital 2021

Against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, ISH digital 2021 will bring the sanitation and HVAC sector together online from 22 to 26 March 2021. The aim is to link exhibitors, visitors, experts and journalists for five days, to offer high-grade ... 
 15 Dec 2020
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