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News Archive - August 2015

EAL puts pupils in pole position 27 August 2015

British school pupils are on the starting grid for a great career in engineering, as specialist awarding organisation EAL has given the green light to a new deal with F1 in Schools.

Star Refrigeration MD delivers technical lecture 27 August 2015

Star Refrigeration’s group managing director Dr Andy Pearson delivered a lecture to engineers and researchers on Ammonia Compliance at the ICR 2015, one of the most important events of the refrigeration industry calendar.

Fujitsu boosts VRF development team 27 August 2015

Fujitsu has appointed Leeds-based Steve Pickles as VRF business development manager for the Midlands and northern England.

Green Point expands remanufacturing service 24 August 2015

Green Point expands remanufacturing service Green Point, the specialist compressor remanufacturing operation launched by Bitzer, is expanding its service to include other makes of compressor.

Fujitsu offers new courses 24 August 2015

Fujitsu has announced details of its latest hands-on training courses, running from this autumn to next spring.

Manufacturing orders increase but exports below average 20 August 2015

Manufacturers’ order books recovered in August and export orders were up, according to the latest CBI Monthly Industrial Trends Survey.

Jet Environmental appoints technical manager 20 August 2015

Jet Environmental, the provider of temperature control solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, has appointed Ivan Gonzalez as technical manager.

Obituary: Jeremy Manktelow 19 August 2015

GEA Searle is sad to announce the sudden and unexpected death of Jeremy Manktelow on 17 August.

Frascold sales manager to retire 19 August 2015

Frascold has announced that Howard Davis is retiring as sales manager for UK and ROI territories at the end of September.

Obituary: Peter Schaufler 19 August 2015

Bitzer Group is mourning the loss of ceo and company owner Peter Schaufler, who has died unexpectedly at the age of 74, in Salzburg.

New BSRIA publication focuses on achieving carbon targets 18 August 2015

BSRIA has published a White Paper on Achieving Carbon Targets which looks at what the industry needs from government to deliver and achieve carbon targets over the next 10 years.

Toshiba targets air conditioning growth in Ireland 17 August 2015

Toshiba is targeting growth in Ireland as its resurgent economy opens up significant opportunities in both the commercial and residential air conditioning and heat pump sectors.

CDL launches training and technical support programme 17 August 2015

Expanding Toshiba distributor, Cool Designs Ltd, has launched a comprehensive programme of training and technical support to enable air conditioning installers to achieve national accreditation and grow their businesses.

BSRIA launches new White Paper 17 August 2015

BSRIA has launched its White Paper on Bridging the Skills Gap.

UK apprentices celebrate success at WorldSkills 2015 17 August 2015

Following five days of intense competition against almost 1,000 of the world’s most skilled young people, the nation’s team of talented apprentices and learners will return from WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 with a haul of eight medals and 25 medallions, including three golds.

CIBSE Conference boosts building performance through co-operation 13 August 2015

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has released the full programme of events for this year’s Building Performance Conference entitled Working Together for Resilient, Efficient and Healthy Buildings.

Daikin Applied Service appoints sales manager 11 August 2015

Daikin Applied Service has appointed Paul Lewis as sales manager for the company’s recently established A/C unitary equipment division.

Survey to test readiness for new BIM requirements 11 August 2015

The building services sector’s ability to engage with BIM will be tested by a major new survey, conducted by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), supported by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) alongside building services and engineering consultancy BSRIA.

Construction continues to grow but skills shortages remain 10 August 2015

According to the latest Construction Trade Survey from the Construction Products Association (CPA), firms across the construction industry reported growth in activity in the second quarter of 2015, showing the ninth consecutive quarter of growth. 

BSRIA acoustic test facility now UKAS accredited 10 August 2015

BSRIA has extended its scope of UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to include laboratory based acoustic testing.

Star Renewable Energy urges Government to continue funding 05 August 2015

Following the Government's plans to abolish subsidies to the wind and solar electricity production sector, Star Renewable Energy is calling for heat pump funding for heating technology to continue.

Dean & Wood opens new branch 05 August 2015

Dean & Wood opened a new branch in Canning Town, London, on 3 August.

Incentive FM Group makes strategic acquisition 05 August 2015

Incentive FM Group, a leading independent contract services group, has acquired Comserve Limited, a mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance and installation services company.

CIBSE calls for technical papers for 2016 Symposium 05 August 2015

CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) is calling for submissions for its 2016 Technical Symposium.

Hitachi recruits two new area sales managers 05 August 2015

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS has appointed two new area sales managers to cover Scotland and the North East, as part of growth plans for 2015.

Hubbard makes new appointment and launches new range 04 August 2015

Hubbard Products has stepped in to fill the void created by Eaton-Williams’ recent decision to halt the supply of its QUALITAIR range of R410A cellar systems.

A-Gas welcomes Trade Minister to site 03 August 2015

Lord Maude, the Minister for Trade and Investment, has visited A-Gas at Portbury, near Bristol, to hear about the company’s success in exporting products overseas.

Manufacturing growth steady but exports under pressure, says CBI 03 August 2015

According to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey, manufacturing growth continued in the three months to July, but exports are set to weaken.

Hitachi boosts technical support in Ireland 03 August 2015

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS has appointed Robin Chandler as applications and technical support engineer for Ireland as it continues to expand its customer service offering.

Dearman supports sustainable urbanisation mission to Malaysia 03 August 2015

Dearman put sustainable cooling at the heart of discussions about urbanisation recently, as part of an Innovate UK-MiGHT organised visit to Malaysia.

HRP appoints new sales leader 03 August 2015

Tony Hackett has joined HRP as national sales manager designate.

CBI indicator shows UK economy on firm footing 03 August 2015

According to the latest CBI growth indicator, the rate of economic growth strengthened in the three months to July, with business and professional services the driving force.

BSRIA disappointed by ECJ VAT ruling 03 August 2015

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK has failed to comply with the VAT Directive as it has applied a reduced rate of VAT to the supply and installation of energy saving materials for housing.

CIBSE publishes new edition of Guide A 03 August 2015

CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has published a new edition of its Guide A, which provides guidance on the environmental design of buildings.This new edition of the Guide is a comprehensive update on its predecessor, ...

Trane’s new testing facility now fully operational 03 August 2015

Trane has announced that its new state-of-the-art testing facility located in the production and design centre at Epinal, France, is fully operational.

Toshiba becomes official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015 03 August 2015

Toshiba Corporation has been appointed an Official Sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2015, renewing the company’s support for the biggest tournament in rugby for the third consecutive time.

Bitzer UK unveils training initiative 03 August 2015

Bitzer UK is launching a training initiative designed to update the technical knowledge and practical skills of designers, installers and service engineers in compressor application and maintenance.

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