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News Archive - July 2016

Construction workloads continue to grow slowly 28 July 2016

The pace of increase in workloads in the construction market continues to slow, according to the latest RICS UK Construction Market Survey, extending a trend that goes back to the middle of last year. This flatter picture is visible across all ...

Brookes steps up at Weatherite 28 July 2016

Weatherite Service & Maintenance, a provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration installation and servicing, has promoted Ricky Brookes from general manager to director.Mr Brookes joined the company in 2010 as service ...

Climalife releases 2018 F-Gas Challenge Infographic 27 July 2016

The cooling industry has called for suppliers to do more to communicate the rapidly approaching F-Gas bans, quota reductions and the need to shift towards lower GWP refrigerants. There is concern that whilst many of the manufacturers, contractors ...

Armstrong celebrates sustainability achievements 27 July 2016

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s sustainability initiative – Planet Proposition – is celebrating a highly successful third year, with significant energy savings achieved via its HVAC solutions, investment in operational environmental goals and continued ...

Manufacturing prospects muted after Brexit 25 July 2016

Manufacturing output and domestic orders saw firm growth over the past quarter, but both are expected to slow over the next three months, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.Following a slowdown in activity towards the end ...

Montreal Protocol on track to reach 2016 HFC Amendment 25 July 2016

Parties to the Montreal Protocol have made significant progress on agreeing to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in a series of back-to-back meetings in Vienna, raising expectations that a global agreement to address the super greenhouse gases ...

LJJ wins Oswestry Assisted Living Scheme 25 July 2016

Building Services contractor, LJJ, has been awarded the mechanical and electrical installation for a new assisted living scheme in Oswestry developed by Midlands-based housing association, Wrekin Housing Trust.Designed by architect, Sutton & ...

Refcom revamps website 21 July 2016

Refcom, the industry's main refrigerant handling certification scheme, has upgraded and relaunched its website to reflect growing demand from contractors for greater technical information and online support.

BSRIA teams up with Chelsea FC 21 July 2016

BSRIA and Chelsea Football Club teamed up when BSRIA provided an Introduction to Thermography training day which showcased that Chelsea are experts on and off the field.

Industry agrees 2% increase in operative pay rates 21 July 2016

The BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) has concluded negotiations with the Unite trade union to settle new hourly rates of pay for operatives across the sector.

ASERCOM certifies Bitzer compressors and condensing units 21 July 2016

ASERCOM (the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers) certified a total of 32 BITZER compressors and condensing units in 2015.

Industry responds to formation of new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department 21 July 2016

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister and the formation of the new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department.

Comserve wins AIB contract 20 July 2016

Comserve Limited, the mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance and installation services arm of Incentive FM Group, has won a three-year contract to provide services to Allied Irish Bank at 22 of its sites across the UK.

Andrews Air Conditioning extends GB Rowing Team partnership 20 July 2016

Andrews Air Conditioning has extended its partnership with the GB Rowing Team.

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018 – Live in London 20 July 2016

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018 – Live in London The UK’s only commercial exhibition for air conditioning, heating, ventilation, heat pumps and refrigeration, including refrigerated transport just got even more exciting….

Johnson Controls to distribute Hitachi Summit systems in UK 19 July 2016

Building on its success in replacement components for YORK chillers, Johnson Controls HVAC Parts is to distribute Hitachi air conditioning split systems in the UK.

Bitzer UK makes key marketing and support appointment 19 July 2016

Bitzer UK has appointed Samantha Buckell as personal assistant to managing director Kevin Glass, with particular responsibility for marketing.

BESA past presidents get distinguished service awards 19 July 2016

The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) has posthumously recognised past presidents Mike McCloskey and Gareth Vaughan with Distinguished Service Awards.

Jet Environmental and Jet AHU acquired by Wozair 19 July 2016

Wozair Ltd has acquired Jet Environmental Systems Ltd, the provider of temperature control solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, and its sister company Jet AHU Ltd, which supplies and installs air handling units, having purchased 100 per cent of the companies’ shares.

Open University calls for greater government spending on STEM 14 July 2016

Government spending on STEM is not enough to secure businesses access to relevant skills, according to The Open University.

Honeywell low GWP refrigerant completes trial with ASDA 14 July 2016

Honeywell has announced that its new low-global-warming-potential supermarket refrigerant has successfully completed trials with ASDA.

Emerson Climate Technologies makes two new appointments 14 July 2016

Terry March has retired as technical manager Emerson Climate Technologies in the UK and Ireland after more than 46 years.

CIBSE publishes new Guide B on HVAC 13 July 2016

New guidance on heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration has been published by CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) in the new edition of CIBSE Guide B.

Members must face key challenges, says BESA president 13 July 2016

In his inaugural address new BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) president Malcolm Thomson has highlighted the over-riding duty of the association to help its members face up to present and future challenges.

Gram debate addresses EU Eco Design Directive 12 July 2016

Gram UK’s latest webinar tackled the topical issue of the EU Eco Design Directive and its relevance following the referendum and was held last week.

Cabinet minister launches new Adande refrigeration test facility 12 July 2016

Adande’s new refrigeration test rooms at Barley Way, Lowestoft, were unveiled on Friday 8 July by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Liz Truss, and the Conservative MP for the local Waveney constituency, Peter Aldous.

Aqua Cooling unveils company re-structure and launches new hire service 12 July 2016

Aqua Cooling has launched a new equipment hire service and unveiled a refreshed corporate structure, designed to provide a wider range of options for existing and potential customers.

BESA names new president for 2016/17 11 July 2016

Malcolm Thomson has been elected president of the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) for 2016/17.

Pessimism prevails despite another quarter of growth 11 July 2016

According to the Construction Product Association’s latest State of Trade Survey, there was continued growth in sales of construction products in the second quarter of 2016.

British Refrigeration Association appoints new president 11 July 2016

The British Refrigeration Association has appointed John Smith, group technical director for Beijer Ref UK & Ireland, as president.

Advanced Engineering appoints sales manager 07 July 2016

Advanced Engineering, the specialist chemical manufacturer and brands distributor, has appointed Richard Davies as sales manager.

The competition is heating up 05 July 2016

The competition is heating upThe first of the SkillFRIDGE competition’s regional heats took place on Tuesday 28 June at the Institute of Materials in Grantham, with students from The College of North West London, Manchester College and the Grimsby ...

Engineering profession unites to offer advice to government 05 July 2016

Organisations representing the engineering profession have agreed to work together to provide advice to the Government for EU negotiations following the result of the recent EU referendum.

Airedale rolls out 360° virtual facility tour 05 July 2016

Cooling specialist Airedale International has launched an interactive 360-degree virtual tour of its new manufacturing facility in Rawdon, Leeds.

Introducing the HVAC & Refrigeration Show 04 July 2016

Following a successful ACR Show in February 2016, the organisers have listened to industry and further evolved the next event in 2018 to reflect the industry’s changing needs. The new look HVAC & Refrigeration Show will take place from 23 to 25 ...

Beijer Ref and Bitzer underline partnership 04 July 2016

Beijer Ref AB and Bitzer have signed a renewed contract strengthening their long term cooperation.

BCIA appoints chairman of Marketing Working Group 04 July 2016

Lee Coffin has been appointed as chairman of the Marketing Working Group for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA).

Intesis Software acquired by HMS Industrial Networks 04 July 2016

HMS Industrial Networks AB, based in Sweden and a world leading provider of communication technology for industrial automation, has acquired the Spanish firm Intesis Software SL.

Fujitsu opens new Dublin training centre 04 July 2016

Fujitsu has opened a new training centre dedicated to the air conditioning sector at its offices in Dublin.

ISD expands bespoke cold room manufacturing 04 July 2016

ISD Solutions is boosting its manufacturing capability by investing £300,000 to reduce outsourcing and improve total company efficiency.

The ACR Show is back, with a new name, a new date and a new venue 02 July 2016

The ACR Show is back, with a new name, a new date and a new venue!

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