Author archive for Debbie Eales

  • Bathroom solutions manufacturer offers BIM insight and product demos at London Build 2018

    By Debbie Eales on October 15, 2018
    Bathroom solutions manufacturer, Armitage Shanks, is showcasing its washroom ceramics and brassware for the commercial sector on stand E63 at this year’s London Build. As well as live product demonstrations, Ana Martin-Alvarez, European BIM Manager, Ideal Standard, will also be hosting a session on how specifiers can best make use of BIM, outlining the current benefits of the process and […]
  • Electrical professionals warned of fake IET Wiring Regulations on sale

    By Debbie Eales on September 26, 2018
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is urging all electrical professionals to ensure that they are using genuine copies of BS 7671:2018, The IET Wiring Regulations. The call comes as the IET has been made aware of a number of counterfeit PDF copies of its publications for sale and distribution through various channels in the past week. The IET […]
  • Over 200 MPs support Aldous Bill

    By Debbie Eales on August 28, 2018
    Reforming cash retentions has unprecedented support in Parliament Almost one in three MPs (207) now support the Aldous Bill, following major efforts by BESA and ECA to secure support for reforming cash retentions in construction. The backing comes alongside an unprecedented coalition of over 80 industry bodies and trade associations, representing over 580,000 businesses and sole traders. This is the […]
  • Oil heating industry calls for clarity on BEIS’ ambitions for decarbonising off-grid heat

    By Debbie Eales on August 28, 2018
    OFTEC and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) have requested urgent clarification from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) over the carbon reduction targets the oil heating sector is expected to meet under the Clean Growth Strategy. The call follows concerns that the current lack of information is hindering industry’s progress towards developing an alternative low carbon […]
  • FETA announces leadership changes

    By Debbie Eales on August 20, 2018
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to some of its senior positions, with John Smith standing down as FETA Chairman, and Nick Howlett taking over the role. Nick, who is now a year into his role as HEVAC President, is Non-Executive Director at Titon and was instrumental in creating the company’s mechanical ventilation division in 2005. […]
  • SPIE wins contract for luxury redevelopment of Regent’s Crescent, London

    By Debbie Eales on August 13, 2018
    SPIE UK has been awarded a contract for the mechanical, electrical, public health and fire engineering services for the redevelopment of the Regent’s Crescent, which was originally built by famed architect John Nash for the Prince Regent in 1820. The works are valued at over £20m and will be completed over an 86-week period, which began in June. Given the […]
  • New network launched for female electricians

    By Debbie Eales on August 13, 2018
    A new online network has been launched to allow women working ‘on the tools’ in the electrical industry to connect, share views and advice, and create a forum for discussion and ideas. Open Circuit – the name given to the network – has been established by the charity Women on the Tools, in partnership with industry bodies the Joint Industry […]
  • Building services workers secure 5% pay rise

    By Debbie Eales on August 13, 2018
    Operatives across the building services contracting sector will receive salary increases of more than 5% by 2020, following the latest round of national wage negotiations between employers and the trade union Unite. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) – representing the industry’s employers – settled on an hourly rate increase of 2.5% from this October followed by a further 2.75% […]
  • FETA welcomes government response to EAC report but believes more support is still required to reduce F-gas emissions

    By Debbie Eales on July 25, 2018
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report on the UK’s progress on reducing F-gas emissions, but has highlighted areas where it believes greater effort can be made in tackling non-compliance. FETA was supportive of the EAC’s inquiry, which took a close look at how the challenge of F-gas […]
  • Julia Evans, BSRIA’s Chief Executive awarded an OBE

    By Debbie Eales on June 15, 2018
    Julia Evans, Chief Executive of BSRIA, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Evans, pictured, joined BSRIA in 2014 and during her time has become one of the most recognised industry figures, using her position to passionately raise awareness of and advance a number of key industry issues such as energy efficiency in the built environment and […]