Industry News

  • Major district heating scheme to connect £6bn Meridian Water development

    By Debbie Eales on August 23, 2017
    London’s latest £85m district heating infrastructure is taking shape in Enfield and will be delivered by Vital Energi on behalf of energetik, the energy company owned by Enfield Council. The new district heating network will accommodate up to 30,000 homes and businesses, including the £6bn Meridian Water development. energetik want to revolutionise the local energy market and improve the reputation […]
  • SES Engineering Services appoints new Midlands and South West Regional Director

    By Debbie Eales on August 23, 2017
    National engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has strengthened its senior Midlands and South West team as it continues its rapid growth in the region, with the appointment of Steve Tovey (pictured) as Regional Director. Steve joins SES after a 40-year long career at Haden Young, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services and its offsite manufacturing facility, Modular Systems+ and most recently […]
  • BNM Alliance’s ‘Siege Breaker’ embarks on Severn Trent flood defence mission

    By Debbie Eales on August 21, 2017
    A 160-tonne tunnel boring machine has embarked on a journey 15 metres below the historic town of Newark in Nottinghamshire, as part of a £60m waste and water infrastructure overhaul. The BNM Alliance – a partnership between Barhale plc and North Midland Construction Plc – is working with Severn Trent on the  improvement scheme, which will upgrade its legacy water […]
  • CP Electronics launches miniature PIR for outdoor luminaire integration

    By BSEE on August 17, 2017
    A miniature IP65-rated PIR presence detector has been launched by CP Electronics, allowing for maximum ease of integration and installation into outdoor luminaires. The EBMHS-IP miniature PIR presence detector from CP Electronics, the UK’s leading supplier of lighting controls, has been tested and approved to IP65 rating in accordance to BS60598-1 2015 standards for 15 minutes, demonstrating impressive water ingress […]
  • The smart way to talk technical

    By Debbie Eales on August 14, 2017
    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has launched two new websites, which will not only help members keep up-to-date with the very latest technical developments in the industry, but also boost their business knowledge on legal, marketing and financial issues. Named Techtalk and Smarttalk, the websites feature webinars and other materials, which have been developed by the […]
  • Rise in plumbing courses fails to address the skills gap

    By Debbie Eales on August 14, 2017
    The industry is being flooded by trainees with basic plumbing qualifications rather than the higher skills needed to address the skills gap, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). It has criticised a number of training providers for promoting lower cost plumbing courses to employers at the expense of the wider scoped building services apprenticeships and has urged employers […]
  • Spirotech to sponsor first ever Women Installers Together Conference

    By Debbie Eales on August 14, 2017
    Spirotech, the specialist in system protection and water conditioning, will be sponsoring the first ever Women Installers Together Conference on Wednesday 13th September 2017 in Marylebone, London. The conference, led by founders of Stopcocks Women Plumbers, Hattie Hassan, is the first ever to bring together female plumbers and heating engineers from across the UK, with the intention of overcoming isolation […]
  • Schneider Electric announces the 12 finalist teams for Go Green in the City 2017

    By Debbie Eales on August 14, 2017
    Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced 12 teams to compete in the final round of Go Green in the City, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities. The teams are from United States of America, China, France, United Kingdom, Thailand, Brazil, Pakistan, New Zealand, India and Turkey. […]
  • HVAC contractors urged to strengthen knowledge of energy efficiency

    By Debbie Eales on August 14, 2017
    Potterton Commercial has stressed the importance for HVAC contractors to expand their knowledge of energy efficiency, beyond simply adhering to the minimum legal standards. This follows the results of UK Construction Week’s survey, in which 67% of respondents said that a lack of knowledge prevented buildings being run more efficiently.  Whilst knowledge and application of standards required for regulatory compliance, […]
  • From pigsties to palaces and chapels to colleges, Priva UK congratulates Historic England on 70 years of The List

    By Debbie Eales on August 14, 2017
    The variety of new sites added to the latest National Heritage List for England (The List) by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has been welcomed by Priva UK, a leading UK building controls manufacturer which is helping conservationists future-proof their historic buildings for the benefit of generations to come. Anders Noren, Managing Director of Priva UK said, “While […]