Author archive for Sarah

  • SKILLcard renewals now available online

    By Sarah on September 16, 2019
    Holders of Engineering Services SKILLcards are now able to renew their cards online following another upgrade of the online SKILLcard application system operated by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The application process for new SKILLcards moved online earlier this year and the website ( has now been further enhanced to accommodate renewals. More than 60,000 people working in the […]
  • New R32 VRF air conditioning designed to provide complete solution

    By Sarah on September 13, 2019
    Mitsubishi Electric has launched new R32 VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) air conditioning systems to offer the UK market the first complete range of lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) solutions. The R32 City Multi YNW range is available in both heat recovery and heat pump variants to deliver lower GWP for large air conditioning systems. For the first time in the […]
  • DHF publishes new document – TS 007-2:2019 – in collaboration with the Glass and Glazing Federation

    By Sarah on September 11, 2019
    Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has published a new downloadable document for the building and hardware sector, named TS 007 – 2:2019 – Enhanced security for mechatronic cylinders and/or associated hardware. DHF’s new Technical Specification (produced in association with the Glass and Glazing Federation) has been prepared following the emergence of an attack method focused on cylinders […]
  • BPMA signs up three new members

    By Sarah on September 11, 2019
    The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and related pumping equipment on both the domestic and international stage, reports continued growth in its membership numbers, with another three companies recently joining the organisation. The first of these is RuhrPumpen-Industrial, a division of the Global family-owned RuhrPumpen group. Underpinned […]
  • Renewable First as The Oxfordshire replaces oil with water

    By Sarah on September 10, 2019
    In a bold move away from expensive to run oil-fired boilers, The Oxfordshire Golf Club, Hotel & Spa is set to reduce its energy bills by one third as it switches to a far more economical and sustainable supplier – its own natural resources. Working in close conjunction with Geyser Thermal Energy, The Oxfordshire’s building will, in just a few […]
  • UK firm links up with European partner at major waste exhibition

    By Sarah on September 10, 2019
    A Birmingham company and one of Europe’s leading waste management operators will demonstrate their pioneering technology at a major exhibition. Sotkon Underground Solutions – a household name on the Continent – and its exclusive UK partner adi Waste Systems, will attend the RWM Exhibition, Britain’s largest recycling and waste management conference. A sub-division of the nationally-recognised engineering firm adi Group, […]
  • How do air compressors work?

    By Sarah on September 9, 2019
    Throughout many industries, Air Compressors are an incredibly valuable tool. With uses from scuba equipment to spray guns, they have a plethora of functions. Direct Air have created a handy guide on the workings of air compressors to help you gain a better understanding of these machines and aid you in your choice when selecting your purchase. Air compressors are […]
  • ABB showcases next level in smart home and building automation at IFA 2019

    By Sarah on September 6, 2019
    With spending on smart home services, including home automation, expected to reach $100 billion by 20201, ABB showcases its latest developments for smart homes, designed to provide the next level of safety and comfort for residents and unlock the potential of its new open API platform. From  6 to 11 September in Berlin, ABB will profile a raft of new […]
  • ABB aims to take fire protection to the next level with launch of new hazard detection devices

    By Sarah on September 6, 2019
    In a step to provide greater protection from ‘silent killer’ carbon monoxide (CO), ABB becomes the first company to integrate CO detectors into its home automation system. To provide holistic fire protection solution, ABB launches its new Alarm-Stick, which integrates ABB’s smoke, heat and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors into ABB-free@home®. Providing ultimate security and control, both in the home and […]
  • Haystack Connect event makes European debut in London

    By Sarah on September 3, 2019
    In response to the growing convergence of IoT, data management and building control systems technologies, J2 Innovations has announced that the first Haystack Connect Conference in Europe will be held at the British Library on Wednesday 26th September at the British Library, London. This free to attend event is ideally suited to building services consultants, systems integrators, control system manufacturers […]