Features

  • Trade bodies urge Chancellor to support SMEs in Budget

    By Debbie Eales on November 2, 2017
    BESA and ECA issue five-point plan ahead of Budget on Wednesday 22 November With the Autumn Budget due to be announced in just three weeks time, the ECA and the BESA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction industry. The two leading engineering services trade bodies have […]
  • New Essex factory marks 45th anniversary for Acquatronic Group Management plc

    By Debbie Eales on October 18, 2017
    Aquatronic Group Management plc (AGM) has celebrated its 45th anniversary by building a new factory for Aquatech Pressmain. Aquatech Pressmain, AGM’s brand of water pumps and pressurisation units can be found all over the world, enabling water to flow in buildings such as Tate Modern, Heathrow Airport and The Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The company has always focused on […]
  • RIBA North reveals winter programme of exhibitions and events

    By Debbie Eales on October 17, 2017
    Highlights include Cerámica, 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize Models and The Presidents Medals RIBA North, the new national architecture centre in Liverpool, has announced its winter programme of exhibitions and events. The new season opens with Cerámica (28 October – 10 February 2018), an exhibition which shows how traditional ceramic techniques (see picture) and digital engineering processes can be used together to […]
  • ESG becomes SOCOTEC: a new name and a new logo for new ambitions

    By Debbie Eales on October 17, 2017
    ESG, the UK provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has changed its name and identity to SOCOTEC, following the acquisition earlier this year by the SOCOTEC Group, a major player in risk management and performance optimisation. Ian Sparks, Chief Executive Officer of SOCOTEC in the UK, said: “It is important that our UK operations reflect the ambition and vision […]
  • Johnson Controls’ competition to mark product launch at HVAC & Refrigeration Show

    By Debbie Eales on October 17, 2017
    Johnson Controls is launching an industry competition to mark the UK launch of YORK PureOil chiller lubricant at the HVAC and Refrigeration Exhibition (ExCel, London, 23-25 January 2018). Those registering on its EasyParts chiller spares website by midnight on the second day of the exhibition will be entered into a prize draw, with three premium Italian leather travel-bags (pictured) up […]
  • Low carbon symposium marks opening of SAV Systems’ Edinburgh office

    By Debbie Eales on October 17, 2017
    The official opening of SAV Systems’ low carbon energy centre in Manor Place, Edinburgh in September was marked by a symposium on the application of low carbon, energy-efficient technologies. The event featured a number of presentations mixed with lively and informative discussion. SAV’s thanks go to the consulting engineers, contractors and local authority specifiers who attended, as well as our […]
  • Entries are now open for the 2018 BCIA Awards

    By Debbie Eales on October 11, 2017
    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards are back for another year and entries are now open. Don’t miss this opportunity to stand out from the rest of the industry by winning one of the coveted awards. Choose from one of eight categories which include Best Service and Maintenance Provider, Contribution to Training Award, Energy Management Award, Engineer of the […]
  • Ideal Commercial prepares for upcoming ErP regulation

    By Debbie Eales on October 10, 2017
    In preparation for the latest ErP regulations coming into force, Ideal Commercial will be discontinuing its standard efficiency Pressure Jet Oil and Blown Gas boilers with outputs under 400kW. The Falcon and Harrier ranges will be discontinued along with one model from the Viceroy and Vanguard L ranges. However, customers will still be able to order replacement parts after the […]
  • Hunt for missing substandard cable is renewed

    By Debbie Eales on October 10, 2017
    The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has supported a BBC investigation earlier this week which has re-ignited a seven-year hunt for more than three million metres of substandard cable product that remains unaccounted for in UK buildings. In 2010, an ACI investigation led to more than 11 million metres of cable, manufactured by Turkish company, Atlas Kablo, being recalled from the […]
  • Register NOW for the exciting, new Building Services Forum

    By Debbie Eales on October 6, 2017
    Registration is now OPEN for the Building Services Forum, a new, one-day CPD-accredited educational event on February 8, 2018 at The Building Centre – which offers easy access by tube or bus from London’s mainline stations. The event is a perfect opportunity for specifiers, installers, architects, facilities managers and building services professionals to learn about the latest products and technologies, […]