Author archive for Debbie Eales

  • Property Energy Professionals Association hosts ‘Call to Action’ industry conference

    By Debbie Eales on March 29, 2018
    The Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) staged a ‘Call to Action’ industry conference on 22nd March, the theme of which was ‘The Quality of EPCs’. The conference encouraged the energy assessment industry and its professionals to engage with the Government on the future of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Workshops throughout the day explored past and current issues as well as […]
  • News in Brief: Latest contract wins

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    ENGIE acquires maintenance contracts ENGIE has reached an agreement to acquire long-term heating and building maintenance contracts with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The contracts, formerly operated by Carillion Energy Services, include heating maintenance for some 38,000 properties and building maintenance for approximately 22,000 of those properties. ENGIE will offer all employees working on these contracts a role with equivalent […]
  • adi Group delivering ‘world first’ gasification plant converting waste to fuel

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    Multi-disciplinary engineering firm, adi Group, is playing a central role in the delivery of an ultra hi-tech world first in Swindon, Wiltshire. The £30m technology project, integrated and installed by adi Projects, decarbonises heating and transport. If replicated across the country, the technology has the potential to help the UK meet its carbon budget and waste disposal commitments in the […]
  • CP Electronics’ commitment to quality recognised by British Standards Institute

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    With customer satisfaction consistently over 94% during the past 10 years, UK lighting controls manufacturer CP Electronics, a Legrand Electric Ltd brand, has shown a long-term commitment to quality. And that dedication has now been recognised by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Mo Mohanaranjan, left, Quality and Environmental Manager at CP Electronics, was presented with a long-service award by the […]
  • Government statistics reveal fall in cable related fires

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) believes there has been a 15% fall in incidents of accidental electrical fires attributed to wiring, cables or plugs, since it launched its Initiative in 2010. According to the latest Government Fire Statistics collated by the Home Office from detailed information on incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services, since 2010 there has been 962 […]
  • Smoke Control Association submits proposals to Building Regulations review team

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has submitted proposals to improve smoke control guidelines within Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. The SCA fully supports the current independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety and welcomed the publication of the interim report in December 2017. Representing companies and consultants across the smoke control sector, the association has a history […]
  • The BCIA Awards 2018 finalists announced

    By Debbie Eales on March 21, 2018
    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced the finalists for the prestigious BCIA Awards 2018. This year’s awards received a record-breaking number of entries which showcased excellence across the sector. The judging panel had an extremely tough task to select the best candidates for each category and after much deliberation shortlisted 43 finalists in nine categories. The finalists are: […]
  • BESA hails Chancellor’s payment and training pledges

    By Debbie Eales on March 21, 2018
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed promises made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to tackle late payment and support apprenticeships. In his Spring Statement, Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that he would take on the “scourge of late payment”, which undermines SMEs and puts thousands of jobs at risk. He also pledged to release £80m […]
  • More than 60 trade bodies unite behind ‘Aldous’ Bill in Carillion aftermath

    By Debbie Eales on March 15, 2018
    In the wake of the Carillion collapse an industry coalition of over 60 construction and maintenance trade bodies now back the ‘Aldous Bill;’ proposing cash retentions owed to the supply chain be held in trust. By far the largest industry coalition ever formed on the issue of late and unfair payment, amid growing support and clear industry appetite for reform, […]
  • MBO deals see GMI energy become two

    By Debbie Eales on March 14, 2018
    GMI Construction Group has released its GMI Energy division through two management buyout arrangements with existing shareholders to the business. The mechanical and electrical services part of GMI Energy has been acquired by Managing Director Carl Nielsen who has rebranded to become KNG Building Services Ltd, a part of the Kirk Nielsen Group Ltd. The facilities management and renewable energy […]