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Challenging times as construction output falls

Commenting on new figures published by the ONS which show construction output fell by 5.9% in March 2020 – the largest monthly fall on record since monthly records began – Clive Docwra, managing director of leading construction consulting and design ... 
 13 May 2020

The industry has proved it can change, says Hackitt

The way the construction industry has responded to the coronavirus crisis shows it is capable of making the changes it must to improve building safety and quality, according to Dame Judith Hackitt.... 
 12 May 2020
Dr Stephanie Taylor, member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Group

Scientists urge WHO to review link between humidity and respiratory health

A new petition calls on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to take swift and decisive action to establish global guidance on indoor air quality, with a clear recommendation on the minimum lower limit of air humidity in public buildings. This ... 
 11 May 2020
Incoming CIBSE president Stuart MacPherson

Don't aim for business as usual says CIBSE president

Incoming CIBSE president Stuart MacPherson made an appeal for net carbon standards and an ambitious programme to refurbish existing buildings in his inaugural address last week. Delivering his speech via video, he called for targeted investment in ... 
 11 May 2020

SEC roadmap to get construction back

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group representing the largest sector (by value) in UK construction has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Business Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and ... 
 11 May 2020

Greater focus on occupant well-being will emerge from crisis

Some of the changes made by the building services sector to cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic will become permanent, according to two business leaders.... 
 11 May 2020

Installers urged to join Energy for Change campaign

Daikin, specialist in heating and climate control systems, has launched its Sustainable Home Network, an installer partnership scheme that forms an integral part of its wider Energy for Change campaign.... 
 5 May 2020
Les Littlewood has retired after 26 years

Albion's Les Littlewood retires

After 26 years at Albion Valves, and even longer within the valve industry, Les Littlewood retired from his role on the April 30.... 
 5 May 2020
Liam Sammon, director of learning & innovation & director of develop training at JTL

Helping the heroes of today; training the heroes of tomorrow

JTL, the national training provider for electrical and heating and plumbing apprenticeships, has launched a campaign to recognise and support trade professionals during this unprecedented time.... 
 5 May 2020

Aermec becomes CIBSE patron

Aermec UK, manufacturer of air handlers, chillers and heat pumps is supporting the building services industry by becoming a CIBSE patron.... 
 5 May 2020
EUA chief executive Mike Foster

Call for scrappage scheme to aid recovery

The Government should consider a new Boiler Scrappage Scheme in England to aid a post-Covid-19 economic recovery according to energy body, the Energy and Utilities Alliance, EUA.... 
 5 May 2020
Minister for Small Business Paul Scully

Minister condemns ‘David versus Goliath’ payment abuse

Too many large firms have changed their payment terms during the current COVID-19 crisis to protect themselves at the expense of smaller businesses, according to the Minister for Small Business.... 
 4 May 2020
The Nightingale Hospital on Jersey

Waterloo contributes to Nightingale Hospital on Jersey

Waterloo is providing plenums and grilles to the Nightingale Hospital on Jersey.... 
 4 May 2020
Head of REFCOM Graeme Fox

Which? puts its trust in REFCOM

Only refrigeration and air conditioning contractors who hold a REFCOM certificate will appear on the Which? Trusted Trader list from now on.... 
 1 May 2020

Engineering services bodies issue coronavirus site safety guides

Leading engineering services sector bodies BESA and ECA have jointly developed two new guides to help contractors to manage coronavirus-related issues on site.... 
 1 May 2020
CHP can provide some relief  as Climate Change Levy increases kick in

CHP can help minimise impact of Climate Change Levy increases

Energy bills for most organisations will rise following further big increases in Climate Change Levy (CCL) rates on natural gas, but combined heat and power (CHP) could provide a solution, says Hugh Richmond, chief executive of Edina.... 
 30 Apr 2020

SEC Wales calls for help for SMEs

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group Wales/Cymru – representing the largest sector (by value) in Welsh construction – has written to the First Minister, Mark Drakeford, urging him to consider more measures to help SMEs.... 
 29 Apr 2020
Jon Brigly has joined Samsung as marketing manager for the climate solutions

New marketing appointment at Samsung

Samsung, a specialist in climate solutions, has expanded its growing climate solutions team, appointing a new marketing manager.... 
 29 Apr 2020

Heating engineers are eligible for COVID 19 testing

Following regular questioning and pressure from the heating industry, government have confirmed that ‘workers delivering essential services in the utilities sector, which encompasses heat, are now eligible for testing.... 
 28 Apr 2020

BESA appoints new membership director

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Jason Hemingway as its new membership director.... 
 28 Apr 2020
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