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BESA offers free membership to apprentices

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) marked National Apprenticeship Week by offering free membership to all apprentices working in the building services sector.... 
 15 Feb 2021

HPA disappointed with decision to cut Green Homes Grant funding

The Heat Pump Association is disappointed that 95% of the funding provided for the Green Homes Grant scheme looks unlikely to be rolled over into the next financial year.... 
 12 Feb 2021
Rinnai UK managing director, Tony Gittings

There is no plan(et) B... or C

Rinnai UK has called for close co-operation and unity of effort by all interested parties of the global energy industry in order to achieve the decarbonisation goal in the shortest possible timeframe. 
 12 Feb 2021

Polypipe acquires ADEY Innovation 

Provider of magnetic filters, chemicals and related products, ADEY, has been acquired by Polypipe.... 
 11 Feb 2021
Vert

Pollutive refrigerants pose risk to heat pump rollout, warns Vert

Heat pump suppliers are being urged to consider balancing an expected surge of installations in 2021 with long-term environmental targets concerning the GWP of refrigerants used in the technology.... 
 10 Feb 2021

New guidance helps workers stay safe

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued a suite of new essential guidance to help the sector’s operatives continue to work safely on essential projects during lockdown.... 
 10 Feb 2021
Rachel Smith, managing director, UnderFloor Climate Management

New service to provide HVAC design expertise

A team of HVAC technical specialists is launching a new service to provide design expertise and systems for commercial developments.... 
 10 Feb 2021

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
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