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Industry News

  • World Green Building Week 2019

    By Sarah on September 24, 2019
    World Green Building Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of green buildings as one the most effective means to achieving a range of global goals, such as addressing climate change, creating sustainable and thriving communities, and driving economic growth. This World Green Building Week, the organisers are #BuildingLife and exploring how we can create a green, healthy and climate resilient built […]
  • BESA mourns Brian Townsend (1935-2019)

    By Sarah on September 23, 2019
    BESA has paid tribute to one of its most popular and influential figures Brian Townsend, who died last week. Brian was only the eighth person in the Association’s history to be awarded its Distinguished Service Award for individuals “who have rendered extra-special service to the Association and its activities” – effectively joining the BESA ‘Hall of Fame’. Brian was president […]
  • 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 (www.skillcard.org.uk) has now been further enhanced to accommodate renewals. More than 60,000 people working 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Flogas offers customers new Bio-LNG solution

    By Sarah on September 2, 2019
    Flogas Britain – a major supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) – has added liquid biomethane (Bio-LNG) to its off-grid energy supply, marking one of the industry’s first Bio-LNG solutions for commercial and industrial operations.  Available immediately, the new Bio-LNG offering is targeted at businesses running continuous, energy-intensive manufacturing or industrial processes, as well as […]
  • Hamworthy Heating invests in technical staff

    By Sarah on September 2, 2019
    The commercial boiler manufacturer has expanded its technical team to continue delivering best in class support to its customers. Two new engineers, Jason Crowne and Mark Hewer, have joined the technical team which is now staffed with five applications engineers. Crowne joined the company as applications engineer last year and has been familiarising himself with Hamworthy equipment since. With 20 […]