• Future leaders are key to improving productivity, says BESA President, Tim Hopkinson

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    Companies must give their young engineers space and time to think, innovate and share their ideas in order to help the industry solve its productivity problems, according to the President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Tim Hopkinson, pictured, told the Association’s annual President’s Lunch that young engineers must be allowed to “set the agenda”; improve collaboration and spearhead […]
  • 2018 Pump Industry Awards – call for nominations

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    The BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers Association) has launched its 2018 Pump Industry Awards, aiming to champion excellence in this important sector. Nominations are now invited for the eight awards categories: Technical Innovation, Products (Sponsored by Process Industry Informer) Technical Innovation, Projects (Sponsored by Wilo) Environmental Contribution of the Year (Sponsored by SPP Pumps) Manufacturer of the Year (Sponsored by Siemens) […]
  • European Commission releases first EU-wide tool for sustainable building performance reporting

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    The European Commission has launched the pilot phase of ‘Level(s)’, a new EU- framework for sustainable buildings, which will help transform the building sector. It is the first tool of this kind that has been developed for use across the whole of Europe. Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella said: “Level(s) can help us develop an environment […]
  • BSRIA world ventilation study shows growth soars in China while Europe regains momentum

    By Debbie Eales on October 4, 2017
    A BSRIA market intelligence study on World Ventilation: Fans and Ventilation Market shows that China is expected to outpace the growth experienced in European countries which signifies global opportunities. In China, the “rude health” of the residential sector meant that sales of fans and ventilation units experienced a “brisk growth” of 21 per cent in 2016, while products in the […]
  • Digital infrastructure and thoughtful buildings up for discussion in Voltimum Theatre at Smart Buildings 2017

    By Debbie Eales on September 29, 2017
    Voltimum* will feature prominently at this year’s Smart Buildings 2017. As well as the inaugural Voltimum Smart Solutions Awards taking place on 11th October, Voltimum also has its own dedicated theatre, with seminars on key topics taking place across the three days of the show. Returning to Birmingham’s NEC, Smart Buildings 2017 will be held on 10-12th October 2017. Tuesday’s sessions will […]
  • Building Engineering Services Association announces restructure

    By Debbie Eales on September 29, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has reorganised its management and staff in order to focus resources on increasing value to members. It has reduced staffing levels in certain areas and consolidated member services in order to improve the efficiency of its operations. These changes follow an extensive review period dating back two years to the appointment of current chief […]
  • ESG secures Compliance Consultancy Agreement with Royal Albert Hall

    By Debbie Eales on September 28, 2017
    ESG, a SOCOTEC company, the UK provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has been selected to work with the Royal Albert Hall. The new agreement is an opportunity for ESG to demonstrate its extensive testing, inspection and compliance capabilities across such a historical building. ESG can guarantee that the Royal Albert Hall will receive a smooth, coordinated service that […]
  • Scotland’s first deep geothermal district heating network given Scottish Government backing

    By Debbie Eales on September 22, 2017
    Ross Developments & Renewables Ltd (RDRL) has announced that the Scottish Government has allocated £1.8m of grant funding to support the creation of Scotland’s first low carbon, renewable deep geothermal district heating network at The HALO Kilmarnock development in the West of Scotland. Ken Ross, CEO of RDRL, one of the development partners for the project, said: “We are delighted […]
  • Luceco acquires Kingfisher Lighting

    By Debbie Eales on September 22, 2017
    In its first acquisition since its initial public offering (IPO) last November, Luceco has acquired Mansfield-based Kingfisher Lighting Ltd for £9.8m. Kingfisher’s management team will remain with the company to help integrate the business. Kingfisher posted revenue of £11.7m for the year ended 31st March and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation of £1.6 million, with gross assets of […]
  • Sign up for free CPD workshops at UK Construction Week

    By Debbie Eales on September 22, 2017
    In light of recent tragic events, UK Construction Week has put together a comprehensive free CPD programme for 2017 that will tackle issues surrounding building quality, safety and fire prevention. These workshops will allow the industry to share knowledge and ask valuable questions from a range of industry experts. They will also aim to separate the facts from sensationalism and […]