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News Archive - March 2020

Graeme Rees announced as new Vice-President of BCIA 30 March 2020

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Graeme Rees as its new Vice-President. Mr Rees replaces Terry Sharp who recently took over as President from Jon Belfield....


Contractors urged to review contracts 27 March 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has advised contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage inevitable delays to projects during the coronavirus crisis....


Building engineering is a critical service 27 March 2020

The building engineering industry is providing a critical service by ensuring buildings can continue to operate as normal and support essential operations such as the NHS and food suppliers in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the ...


Alan Kirkham to retire 26 March 2020

Alan Kirkham of Refrigeration Wholesale (RW) will retire in May after an industry career spanning 50 years....


Coronavirus industry update 25 March 2020

UPDATED 22 April: In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors are issuing statements regarding their operations as the situation evolves. The most up to date information from each company is listed below and ...


SEC raises alarm of impact of Covid-19 25 March 2020

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – representing the largest value sector in UK construction – has expressed major concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on SMEs (which comprise 99% of firms in the construction industry)....


EPEE launches #CountOnCooling campaign 24 March 2020

EPEE, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment has launched its #CountOnCooling campaign by hosting a webinar addressing sustainable cooling and how it can enable decarbonisation and deliver on the European Green Deal (EGD)....


Building maintenance moves into uncharted territory 24 March 2020

Sites should accept expired SKILLcards during COVID-19 crisis 24 March 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has joined calls for site managers to show leniency towards staff with expired SKILLcards, because operatives are unable to sit their tests due to the closure of testing centres last Friday to ...


Over 90% of engineering services firms fear coronavirus impact 24 March 2020

Over 93 percent of engineering services businesses say they are ‘concerned or very concerned’ about the impact of coronavirus on their business over the next six months, according to initial responses to a major new ECA / BESA / SELECT engineering ...


ACR News Awards rescheduled 18 March 2020

Following the latest government information and advice regarding events in the UK, ACR News publisher Datateam Business Media has taken the decision to reschedule the ACR News Awards....


Terry Sharp steps up as president of BCIA 18 March 2020

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Terry Sharp as its new President. Mr Sharp takes over from Jon Belfield who has held the role for the past two years....


Samsung expands sales team 18 March 2020

Samsung has appointed Joseph O’Connor as sales account manager for London and Southeast and Matthew Westwood, consultant sales manager for the Midlands, to its Climate Solutions team....


Coronavirus impact survey launched by engineering services bodies 17 March 2020

Given the developing situation regarding coronavirus, a new engineering services industry survey has been launched by BESA, ECA and SELECT....


Kipp joins Condair 17 March 2020

Humidity control and evaporative cooling specialist, Condair, has appointed Paul Kipp as area sales manager covering the north of England and Scotland. Mr Kipp will take on responsibility for expanding sales of humidifiers and dehumidifiers across ...


Industry welcomes Budget commitment to green energy 17 March 2020

Following last week’s Budget announcement, where Chancellor Rishi Sunak, pledged to create ‘high-wage, high-skill, low-carbon jobs of the future’, a specialist recruiter has voiced support for the Government’s commitment to green energy – but warned ...


Aspen reaches for the sky 16 March 2020

AUSTRALIA: Sky Refrigeration, an HVACR component manufacturer and supplier, has joined the Aspen Pumps Group a global leader in condensate pumps and accessories....


Adelle Munro promoted to promotions 13 March 2020

Chancellor’s Budget is ‘just the beginning’ for heat pump industry 12 March 2020

The Heat Pump Association has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget, announced on 11th March 2020, which sets out solid plans to fund the replacement of fossil fuel heating and invest in low carbon heating, but warns there is still much work to do in ...


International Institute rebrands 12 March 2020

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has launched its new brand identity....


Spain leads the way in alternative refrigerants training 12 March 2020

SPAIN: In 2017 the Spanish Environment Ministry produced legislation that would require all air conditioning and refrigeration professional technicians to undergo a minimum of six hours of mandatory retraining in low GWP alternatives. As one of the ...


BESA welcomes Budget infrastructure boost 12 March 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the additional £175 billion infrastructure investment over the next five years and SME support measures as part of the government’s response to the Coronavirus crisis announced today ...


Swegon acquires Waterloo Air Products 11 March 2020

Indoor climate company Swegon has acquired Kent-based Waterloo Air Products, a leading manufacturer of grilles and diffusers in the UK....


Scotsman confirms supply of ice machine systems is unaffected 11 March 2020

Following the Italian government’s decision to lock down the country, Scotsman has confirmed that all its staff are safe and well and that production at the factory is unaffected. With factories in both Italy and China, the business has confirmed ...


Emerson hosts E360 webinar 11 March 2020

iXus partners with LG 10 March 2020

LG Electronics air conditioning business has announced the appointment of a new distributor in South Wales that will specialise in the provision of equipment for residential and small commercial installations....


BESA calls for renewed focus on diversity 09 March 2020

he Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) marked International Women’s Day on Sunday by renewing its calls for a government strategy to diversify the workforce in the construction and engineering sectors....


AUK and Secon join forces for growth 09 March 2020

Air conditioning and refrigeration specialist AUK Distribution and renewables expert Secon have formed a partnership to offer customers a comprehensive range of climate control products and services....


Ventilation business secures £500K funding line 09 March 2020

FEL Group, a ventilation and air conditioning specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the industry has secured a £500,000 funding facility from Bibby Financial Services (BFS) to support its management buyout....


Sustainable cooling helps deliver on EU Climate Law 09 March 2020

EUROPE: The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), the voice of the cooling and heat pump industry in Europe, has welcomed European Climate Law - the initiative to establish a legally binding 2050 climate-neutrality objective....


Modine targets North American data centre market 09 March 2020

NORTH AMERICA: Airedale International’s parent company Modine Manufacturing Company has announced a strategic expansion of its data centre cooling activities into the North American market....


Trane Technologies enters new era 09 March 2020

Trane Technologies, formerly known as Ingersoll-Rand, has successfully completed its Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Gardner Denver Holdings, now known as Ingersoll Rand. The climate segment now operates as Trane Technologies, and has begun ...


REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE launches e-learning 09 March 2020

The REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE project has recently launched an e-learning course completion certificate available to anyone who has completed all pages of all nine of the e-learning modules....


CIBSE leads on health and well-being 06 March 2020

CIBSE has updated its Technical Memorandum 40: ‘Health and well-being in building services’?. This new version reflects significant changes in the environmental conditions we are exposed to and advances in our knowledge of how these environments ...


HVACR Live 20-22 April 2020 ExCel London 05 March 2020

HVACR Live, the UK’s only dedicated national event for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration sectors, which was due to take place from 20-22 April 2020 at ExCeL London, has been postponed....


ENGIE moves heat pump production 03 March 2020

GERMANY: ENGIE Refrigeration GmbH is reorganising its heat pump division, moving the production of its CO2 high-temperature heat pump ranges at its head office in Lindau on Lake Constance and shutting down the existing production site in Ottendorf-...


Next HRS Technical Breakfast Meeting 03 March 2020

Building on the continued success of the Hampshire Refrigeration Society's Technical Breakfast Briefings, the next meeting will take place on Tuesday 24 March 2020 at Business Edge in Waterlooville....


David Evans joins Aermec 02 March 2020

Chiller and air handling manufacturer Aermec UK has further expanded its sales team with the appointment of David Evans....


FETA urges FMs to have DSEAR Risk Assessments in place 02 March 2020

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has issued a warning to facilities managers to ensure they have the necessary DSEAR Risk Assessments in place for all air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pumps installed on their ...


New divisional sales manager at SMI 02 March 2020

Chris Davies, based at Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, has been appointed by the Telford-based thermal insulation specialist as divisional sales manager for the Midlands and Ireland....


Registration for SkillFRIDGE 2020 is now open 02 March 2020

There has never been a better time to get involved with developing the skills of the country. From March 2, 2020 you can officially register to take part in this year's SkillFRIDGE cycle, a competition that aims to encourage young people into ...


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