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LSC's CEO steps down following FE failings

The Learning and Skills Council's chief executive Mark Haysom has stepped down with immediate effect, following difficulties faced by his further education college rebuilding programme. 
 24 Mar 2009

Ceres Power secures fuel cell manufacturing base

A Horsham building has been secured by alternative energy group Ceres Power as a UK base for the manufacture of fuel cells for its CHP programme with British Gas. 
 23 Mar 2009

Sabien Technology becomes controls supplier for capital

Sabien Technology's M2G boiler load optimiser has won it approved supplier status to help cut London's carbon emissions. 
 23 Mar 2009

Crunch time brings branch time for BSS Industrial

The recession has not stopped pipeline and heating supplier BSS Industrial from investing in a new trade counter in Portsmouth. 
 20 Mar 2009

Skerritt picks Horton for CEO job

Nottingham M&E contractor Skerritt has hired the former md of Powerminster Gleeson Services to the post of CEO. 
 20 Mar 2009

Forget nursery tales, this council votes for straw bales

The first little pig may have come a cropper when he chose straw as a building material, but planning permission has been granted to construct the first council houses in the UK with straw. 
 20 Mar 2009

New contract wins boost Kershaw

New contract wins have been announced by specialist mechanical and electrical contractor Kershaw Mechanical Services. 
 19 Mar 2009

Cofathec and Elyo merger leads to Cofely name

Cofely is the name of GDF Suez's new energy and facilities services company formed by the merger of Cofathec and Elyo. 
 18 Mar 2009

Spanish officials say Ola! to Merton Rule

Representatives from Madrid, Catalonia, San Sebastian and Valladolid have visited Merton council officials to discuss the merits of the renewable energy planning policy the Merton Rule and the future of monitoring carbon dioxide emissions. 
 18 Mar 2009

Gas Safe Register gears up to go live

Gas Safe Register is the official gas safety body in Great Britain and the Isle of Man from April 1 and it is gearing up to let everyone know that the Corgi gas register is on the way out. 
 18 Mar 2009

Inside job -Prisoners are fans of installation work

Training the installers of the future is underway in all corners of the UK including HMP Wolds -a category C prison which has been supplied with Polypipe fans to run an electrical course. 
 17 Mar 2009

Parliament to consider barring blacklisters from public works

Ministers in parliament will be urged to bar contractors linked to a construction industry blacklist from public works. 
 17 Mar 2009

Air Conditioning Accessories made Sanyo distributor

Sanyo Air Conditioners has appointed Air Conditioning Accessories as a distributor. 
 16 Mar 2009

ENVIRON becomes Carbon Trust assessor

Four specialists at global consultancy firm Environ have been accredited as assessors for the Carbon Trust standard, making them four of only 25 assessors in the country. 
 16 Mar 2009

Simply the best: Underfloor heating is top performer

The UK underfloor heating market is outperforming most of the construction market despite a small decline in 2008, says a new report. 
 16 Mar 2009

£4 billion for academies signals more work for contractors

A £4 billion plan is now out to tender to get academies designed and built in local authorities, not yet involved in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. 
 16 Mar 2009

Kershaw secures biggest order in its history

A single order to the tune of £7.7 million has been given to Kershaw Mechanical Services - the highest sum ever secured by the company. 
 11 Mar 2009

Vaillant and Honda develop CHP for homes

German heating specialist Vaillant and Japanese firm Honda are to jointly develop a gas-powered micro-combined heat and power (CHP) system for the European market. 
 11 Mar 2009

Baxi makes fuel cell deal with Ballard

European heating manufacturer Baxi Innotech has entered into a fuel cell supply agreement with Canadian firm Ballard Power Systems. 
 11 Mar 2009

Systemair acquires Energoplus

Ventilation firm Systemair has agreed to buy Energoplus, effective from May 1. 
 10 Mar 2009
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