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Know your Part L

Quidos is hosting a number of national half-day seminars covering the Part L 2010 regulations, ensuring its members and the wider industry are aware of the new regulations and how they and their businesses will be affected. 
 20 Jul 2010

BEST apprenticeships go all the way

Working with three professional institutions, BEST (Building Engineering Services Training), a leading UK training provider for the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sector, has launched a new development route with professional recognition for apprentices. 
 20 Jul 2010

Best Practice guide for MEWPS in confined spaces

The UK-based Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group, of which IPAF is one of the lead organisations, has released a Best Practice Guidance for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) with the aim of avoiding trapping or crushing incidents when these machines are used in confined overhead spaces. 
 19 Jul 2010

Gloucestershire MPs push for better deal for electrical apprentices

Gloucestershire MPs Martin Horwood, Laurence Robertson and Richard Graham have teamed up to press for a better deal for companies in the area who offer electrical apprenticeships. 
 19 Jul 2010

Slow growth for the pump market

A new report by AMA Research which looks at the Pump Market - UK 2010 - 2014 expects the market to continue to grow through to 2014, with the value rising to £733million. 
 19 Jul 2010

Hollett joins Summitskills as new head of environmental technologies

Nigel Hollett has joined Summitskills, the Sector Skills Council for the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sector, as head of environmental technologies. 
 16 Jul 2010

Commercial maintenance contract for EIC

National building services provider EIC has won a comprehensive planned maintenance contract with national commercial property consultancy, Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). 
 16 Jul 2010

Underfloor heating market rides the economic storm?

A new report from AMA Research on the UK Underfloor Heating Market 2010 - 2014 shows a significant decline in 2009 and adds that the sector has further to fall this year. But the report believes there could be an upturn at the end of this year and into 2011 as the economy picks up. 
 16 Jul 2010

UK firm develops first building control app

Smart technologies are starting to reshape the way building services control systems are managed following the release of a number of new applications. 
 16 Jul 2010

Fujitsu sizzling summer sale

FGE is offering Fujitsu air conditioning systems at ‘truly incredible’ prices in a clearance sale of a range of 410a and 407c products in a never-to-be-repeated summer sale. 
 16 Jul 2010

MP for Bracknell visits BSRIA

Dr Phillip Lee, the newly-elected MP for Bracknell, visited BSRIA for a tour of its offices and test laboratories and to hear more about its services in particular on energy efficiency for the construction industry. 
 16 Jul 2010

Ecodan now Cert funded as renewables hit Westminster

Mitsubishi Electric has been helping to put the case for renewable technology to the country's leaders as part of its support for the Micropower Council which held a special renewable event at the Houses of Parliament on July 14. 
 16 Jul 2010

New business development manager for Balfour Beatty ES

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES), one of the UK’s largest mechanical and electrical building services businesses, announces a key business development appointment. 
 15 Jul 2010

Kent heating firm owner wins Worcester Eco prize

Esas Ali has been chosen as the 2009 Installer Winner at Worcester's Environment 2020 Awards, which took place on July 8 at the Worcester Warriors' Six Ways Stadium. 
 15 Jul 2010

Work experience for Aaran at Pimlico

Prince’s Trust Team programme trainee Aaran Davids spent two weeks on work experience with Pimlico Plumbers’ team of experienced technicians – and on his last day took home a cheque for £4,000 for the youth charity. 
 14 Jul 2010

Ten-day public sector payment not being passed along supply chain, says Forum for Private Business

A public sector initiative to pay invoices within 10 days is not being passed on by main contractors to smaller suppliers, the Forum of Private Business has discovered. 
 14 Jul 2010

Gas Safety Trust reaches reporting agreement with OFTEC and HETAS

The Gas Safety Trust has reached agreement with OFTEC, the oil firing technical association, and HETAS, the solid fuel domestic heating association, to extend the process used to report domestic CO related gas incidents, to cover those resulting from solid fuel and oil installations as well. 
 14 Jul 2010

SEC welcomes Crossrail procurement strategy

The Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has offered an enthusiastic welcome to the procurement strategies being adopted
on what has been described as "the largest construction project since the Channel Tunnel". 
 14 Jul 2010

Atag Heating's Bell raises £4,000 for British Heart Foundatiuon

ATAG Heating managing director Phil Bell has successfully completed a demanding unsupported 720-mile bike ride down through France on behalf of the British Heart Foundation and raised more than £4000 for the charity. 
 14 Jul 2010

Hiltons BS to work on Guide Dogs national breeding centre project

Nottingham-based building services specialist, Hiltons, in partnership with Imtec G&H, has been appointed to carry out the m&e and public health services work for Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre in Warwickshire. 
 14 Jul 2010
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