Industry News

  • Engineering Construction industry levy set to rise to meet demand for training

    By Sarah on May 24, 2019
    A new strategy to help steer engineering construction companies through a critical time for the industry has been launched by government skills body, the ECITB. The strategy identifies the need to replace an ageing workforce and harness technological change as critical challenges for the engineering construction industry up to 2022 and beyond. Over the three-year life of the strategy, £600bn-worth […]
  • IAconnects claims major accolade at 2019 BCIA Awards

    By Sarah on May 24, 2019
    IoT gateway operating system MobiusFlow has been named ‘Technical Innovation of the Year – Products’ at the 2019 BCIA Awards. Announced on 9th May during an exclusive ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, the prestigious award recognises MobiusFlow’s ability to link actuators, sensors and controllers, allowing them to communicate with each other and the cloud. Designed from the ground up, […]
  • CNG Fuels to open five new renewable biomethane refuelling stations

    By Sarah on May 24, 2019
    CNG Fuels has commenced construction of two new public access renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG) refuelling stations, two of five due to open in 2019 to cater for soaring demand from HGV operators switching from diesel, the company announced today. The new public access Bio-CNG stations will serve major truck routes and cities, and will be able to refuel […]
  • Baxi Heating chooses Martindale for electrical safety

    By Sarah on May 21, 2019
    Martindale Electric – manufacturer of electrical test equipment – has supplied Baxi Heating with testers for checking appliance wiring and earthing, together with locking off devices to ensure circuits can be safely isolated before carrying out any work. The tools keep their gas service engineers safe when installing and servicing heating equipment and are essential for achieving compliance with the […]
  • Vericon launches innovative new device to automate tests of emergency lighting

    By Sarah on May 21, 2019
    Vericon Systems, a leading provider of innovative building management systems and technologies, has launched EmeRed, an intelligent device that automates the process of testing emergency lighting to ensure they are working when needed and to help facilities managers comply with the relevant health & safety legislation. The intelligent device, which can be easily retrofitted, re-imagines how new technology can be created […]
  • Solar solution ups the ante on LED lighting’s climate credentials 

    By Sarah on May 21, 2019
    In response to growing demand from end user customers for energy efficient products, Light Efficient Design UK is taking LED lighting to new levels of energy and emissions performance. The company’s new an all-in-one solar-powered solution features a solar panel and battery integrated directly into the LED fixture. There is no need for trenching or wiring as the fixture does […]
  • It’s time to recognise air pollution as an occupational health hazard

    By Sarah on May 20, 2019
    British Safety Council’s report makes the case for urgent action on the impact of air pollution on outdoor workers. The British Safety Council has launched a report ‘Impact of air pollution on the health of outdoor workers’ which provides compelling evidence to recognize ambient air pollution as an occupational health hazard in Britain. In the report, the charity presents the […]
  • Catapulting new companies into the world of smart heating & cooling

    By Sarah on May 17, 2019
    The Energy Systems Catapult’s Smart Heating & Cooling event staged in Birmingham last week confirmed that in the UK there are a wide range of companies offering innovative heating and cooling solutions, including solar thermal generation, energy storage (including thermal storage), heat pump technology, heat networks and heating as service offerings. BSRIA’s Senior Analyst and smart expert, Henry Lawson, gave […]
  • BESA mourns ‘gentleman’ president Graham Manly

    By Sarah on May 16, 2019
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has paid tribute to its former President Graham Manly OBE, who died last week. The Association said he was “an absolute gentleman and unifying figure, who leaves a huge legacy and whose death will be mourned right across the building engineering sector”. A hugely popular and widely respected doyen of the building services industry, […]
  • New CPDs on system fluid conditioning from Spirotech

    By Sarah on May 15, 2019
    Spirotech, the HVAC system protection and water conditioning specialist, has developed two new CPD presentations for consultants and design engineers. The CPDs cover ‘Deaeration and Dirt Separation Techniques’ and ‘Understanding Pressurisation Design, Installation and Implementation’. Rob Jacques, National Key Accounts and Technical Sales Manager for Spirotech, said: “Water is the cheapest commodity in any system but when allowed to deteriorate […]