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News Archive - November 2017

Jack Culhane gets SkillFRIDGE gold 28 November 2017

Eastleigh College apprentice Jack Culhane, who is currently studying Level 2 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, recently won the gold medal at the national SkillFRIDGE competition....


Coolair wins several major Midlands orders 27 November 2017

Coolair Equipment has clinched four new contracts across the Midlands, worth more than £1.5 million, in just one month....


Legislation is changing: are you ready? 24 November 2017

With tickets for the first ever Building Services Forum proving highly popular, members of the industry are advised to book now to avoid missing out....


BCIA announces 2018 courses 24 November 2017

The Building Controls Industry Association has announced the release dates for the new and improved building control training courses for 2018....


Fast track success for Cool Projects apprentice 24 November 2017

Cool Projects trainee Ross Weaver has shown how dedication and hard work can benefit both employer and apprentice....


Arctic Circle and Formpave develop heat storage solution 24 November 2017

Arctic Circle and Formpave have teamed up to develop a way of storing waste heat underneath car parks....


Fire chiefs raise alarm on skills gap 24 November 2017

London Fire Brigade chiefs have lambasted a “general lack of competence” among building designers and construction companies in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and have demanded formal qualifications and accreditation for anyone installing “life-...


New partnership provides complete filtering solution 23 November 2017

Four UK companies have teamed up to provide a complete filtering solution to HVAC users....


Key new hire at J S Wright 23 November 2017

J S Wright has recruited a highly experienced senior mechanical contract engineer to help fulfil its growing order book....


Güntner appoints new CTO 22 November 2017

Güntner has appointed Michael Freiherr as its chief technical officer....


Bitzer reveals new training programme 20 November 2017

Bitzer has introduced a training course for contractors in order to assist them in converting refrigeration systems running on R404A and R507A to operate with low-GWP refrigerants....


Green light for Kigali Amendment 20 November 2017

Global efforts to dramatically reduce super greenhouse gases in the fight against climate change have seen a major advance as the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol received ratification....


Hitachi partners with Pure Air 20 November 2017

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe has signed a new distribution partnership agreement with Surrey-based distributor, Pure Air Distribution....


Institution of Mechanical Engineers responds to Government campaign launch 20 November 2017

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has reacted to the UK Government's launch of the Year of Engineering....


Wolseley launches feedback system 20 November 2017

Wolseley has launched a new customer feedback system to improve customer experience across its UK-wide branch network....


Mexichem unveils R404A alternative 16 November 2017

Mexichem has announced the launch of Klea 407H, a lower GWP alternative to refrigerants such as R404A and R507 in medium and low temperature applications....


CIBSE to launch new HVAC group 15 November 2017

CIBSE will launch a HVAC Systems Group to support and encourage the efficient design, installation and operation of HVAC systems....


College welcomes Fujitsu to training suite 15 November 2017

Glasgow Kelvin College recently welcomed Martyn Ives, technical manager at Fujitsu General Air Conditioning, to the opening of its new Fujitsu training facility....


College students compete at SkillFRIDGE 15 November 2017

Two acr students from Eastleigh College are excited to be competing in this year’s national SkillFRIDGE competition....


CIBSE to hold Green Design challenge 13 November 2017

The third annual Green Infrastructure Design Challenge is being launched by CIBSE and UKCIP at CIBSE’s Build2Perform Live event on 21 November at London's Olympia....


Extended opening at Hawco 13 November 2017

In an unprecedented move in its 44-year history, Hawco has extended its opening hours....


Construction output declines 13 November 2017

ONS figures have revealed that construction output contracted in the third quarter of 2017....


Schott UK brings in new sales manager 13 November 2017

Schott UK has appointed Jacob Wrigglesworth as its new sales manager....


FSW opens Gloucester branch 13 November 2017

FSW has celebrated the opening of its new, Gloucester-based branch with an open day....


Güntner appoints new sales director 10 November 2017

Güntner has appointed Andrea Belloni as the sales director for its Western European region....


College equipment sponsored by Fujitsu 10 November 2017

Eastleigh College acr students have benefited from thousands of pounds worth of industry-standard equipment, donated by Fujitsu General Air Conditioning....


EURIS releases six points for post-Brexit success 10 November 2017

The EURIS Taskforce has launched the 'Six Principles of Success', which are essential to the growth and expansion of the product suppliers industry and the competitiveness of UK manufacturers after Brexit....


ASERCOM president to retire 10 November 2017

After over four years as president of ASERCOM, the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers, Claude Blanc has announced that he is retiring from his position at the end of 2017...


BESA pays tribute to Sir Michael Latham 10 November 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised the legacy of Sir Michael Latham, who has died at the age of 74....


Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018 10 November 2017

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show will take place at London’s ExCeL Centre from 23-25 January 2018. As the UK’s only national exhibition for air conditioning, heating, ventilation, heat pumps and refrigeration – including refrigerated transport – ...


Construction grows but uncertainty lingers 10 November 2017

The Construction Products Association’s Construction Trade Survey for Q3 shows that despite rising costs and diverging performance across sectors, the industry extended its run of growth to 18 quarters....


ICS Cool Energy issues chiller legislation guide 10 November 2017

With a number of alterations to the way industrial cooling systems are specified set to come into effect from January 1 2018, ICS Cool Energy has launched a new guide for UK manufacturers, to help clarify these changes....


ICS Cool Energy calls for careful refrigerant selection 10 November 2017

ICS Cool Energy is calling for refrigerant producers and component manufacturers to work together to establish the right balance between safety and operational performance....


New leader for Aermec 06 November 2017

Aermec UK, a leading manufacturer of chillers, fan coils and heat pumps, has appointed Paul Lawrence as its managing director...


EURIS stresses importance of Brexit transition period 06 November 2017

EURIS has welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to a Brexit implementation period, but reiterated the need for a five-year transitional time frame regarding product regulation....


Testo celebrates 60 years 06 November 2017

This year marks Testo's 60th anniversary, which it has celebrated with a gala dinner and charity challenge....


Aspen Pumps raises funds for local hospice 06 November 2017

Aspen Pumps has helped to raise funds for local children's hospice Chestnut Tree House, based in Sussex....


Industry facing unprecedented challenges 03 November 2017

The construction industry faces a combination of challenges unlike anything it has survived before, according to Mark Farmer, the author of last year’s seminal ‘Modernise or Die’ report....


J S Wright appoints first maintenance manager 03 November 2017

J S Wright has taken an initial step into facilities management after appointing its first maintenance manager....


BESA chief executive steps down 02 November 2017

Following a recent cycling accident, Paul McLaughlin is stepping down as chief executive of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


Cool Talks Breakfast briefing focuses on industry hot topics 01 November 2017

The Institute of Refrigeration in conjunction with A-Gas is hosting a FREE breakfast briefing on key issues facing service engineers and technicians. The Cool Talks Breakfast Briefing on Tuesday 14th November will feature guidance for field ...


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