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Powerminster Gleeson appoints business development head

M&e firm Powerminster Gleeson Services has appointed Michael Burke to the post of head of business development. 
 10 Aug 2009

Bosch announces takeover offer for two solar firms

Two German solar module makers have received takeover offers from the Bosch Group, as part of its plans to boost its photovoltaic and renewable energy businesses. 
 5 Aug 2009

Kingspan Solar expands into US

Kingspan Solar has opened a new office in Jessup, Baltimore, as part of its effort to expand its global reach to potential customers in the US and Canada. 
 4 Aug 2009

Specflue has Gurkhas' welfare at heart in 64 mile test

Staff from Specflue, the chimney and flue products distributor, volunteered to walk 100km (64miles) across the South Downs and managed to raise £2200 for Gurkhas. 
 31 Jul 2009

Main contractor sought to build new university campus

Birmingham City University has invited expressions of interest for a main contractor to work on the first phase of its planned city centre campus. 
 31 Jul 2009

Staying strong: 2009 global building controls s&m market

The global intelligent building controls business reached $18 billion in 2008 and within this business, the service & maintenance market remains buoyant with expected growth of 1.4% during 2009-2010. 
 31 Jul 2009

Minister switches on CHP system at Fera research agency

A new CHP system was switched on by environment minister Hilary Benn at the site of the newly-created Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera). 
 31 Jul 2009

Used cooking oil heats Norfolk schools and homes

Two schools, an FE college and more than 20 existing homes are among the Norfolk buildings to be heated with used cooking oil blended with kerosene. 
 31 Jul 2009

J S Wright lands three London deals worth £6M

J S Wright, the Birmingham-based building services contractor, has landed three separate London deals worth nearly £6million. 
 30 Jul 2009

Badly maintained gas boiler puts tenants in hospital

Tenants at a house in Worcester had to be hospitalised on March 16, 2009, following their exposure to carbon monoxide fumes from a gas boiler. 
 30 Jul 2009

AECOM completes work on Liverpool ferry terminal

Engineering consultant AECOM carried out all building services and structural design work on a striking new ferry terminal in Liverpool. 
 30 Jul 2009

HEVAR puts HVAC systems on the spot in live demos and seminars

Building services professionals wanting to know how a particular HVAC system works can find out at London HEVAR 2009, which has a live demo area and exhibitor seminars. 
 29 Jul 2009

BSEEAA reports 'modest' membership numbers

In its first year of existence, growth of the Building Services Engineering Employment Agency Alliance has been 'modest' with 15 firms having so far met the 'rigorous' entry criteria. 
 29 Jul 2009

NG Bailey wins £5m order for BAA's T5C

NG Bailey’s off-site division has secured an order worth £5.5million from Carillion, for the provision of 12 nodes for BAA’s Heathrow Terminal Five Concourse C (T5C). 
 29 Jul 2009

Small construction site operators hold low opinion of HSE

Research into how small construction sites operate and what they think has been revealed in a new report published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 
 29 Jul 2009

Skerritt appoints commercial manager

Skerritt, the Nottingham-based mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractor, has appointed a new commercial manager for its property care and maintenance division. 
 28 Jul 2009

AECOM's man muscles his way through UK challenge

Long distance runner Stuart Walker has just returned from a mammoth trek travelling the entire length of the British Isles by muscle power alone. 
 28 Jul 2009

HVCA warns firms must become carbon reduction experts to safeguard work

"Legislation is demanding that we reduce demand or pay up," said the HVCA's new president Graham Manly who is urging the building services sector to step up and help clients cut their carbon emissions by getting to grips with renewable technologies. 
 27 Jul 2009

Graham Manly becomes HVCA's new president

Graham Manly has been elected president of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association for 2009/10. 
 24 Jul 2009

Dragons and contractors chase Wright product

Sharon Wright, inventor of the contractor aid MagnaMole, got all the financial backing she asked for from dragons Duncan Bannatyne and James Caan after delivering a winning presentation on television, but contractors were already impressed with the product. 
 24 Jul 2009
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