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News Archive - May 2020

The EU Recovery Plan: an opportunity to prioritise clean air 28 May 2020

The European Partnership for Energy and Environment (EPEE) welcomes the proposal for a Recovery Plan for Europe, which recognises the urgent need to boost residential and public building renovations to kick-start the EU economy and reduce emissions, ...


Rankine 2020 to be held as a virtual conference 28 May 2020

The IIR International Rankine 2020 Conference – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation will now be held from 27 to 31 July as a virtual event allowing even more delegates to take part in this unique and unprecedented event....


Construction falls sharply while maintenance holds steady 28 May 2020

Total construction output in Great Britain is expected to fall by 25% during 2020, according to the Construction Products Association. The anticipated decline in output is one of three scenarios for construction output examined by the CPA and even ...


FEA launches recommissioning equipment guide 28 May 2020

After a long period of being switched off, commercial foodservice equipment needs a bit of TLC before it can be up and running again. As foodservice operators start getting ready for life after lockdown, FEA has published a guide to recommissioning ...


BCIA releases new Technical Guide 28 May 2020

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has released a new Technical Guide to add to its portfolio of online Guides available to download....


Condair supports WHOhumidity petition 22 May 2020

Condair is supporting Dr Stephanie Taylor, an infection control consultant at Harvard Medical School and a member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Group, in her petition to have the World Health Organisation review the evidence related to indoor humidity ...


REAL Alternatives to hold live webinar event 21 May 2020

The REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE team will be holding a series of webinars on 28 May for exploring how training needs have been addressed by the sector....


Foster and Gamko restart manufacturing 20 May 2020

Foster, the UK’s largest commercial refrigeration maker, is stepping-up production at its UK manufacturing facility in King’s Lynn in response to the re-opening of fast-food chains across the country....


Commercial catering equipment sector catastrophic 20 May 2020

Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA) members reveal ‘catastrophic’ market conditions for commercial catering equipment, with best case sales seeing a drop of 80%....


Carel supports WRD 2020 20 May 2020

Carel has launched campaign focusing on natural refrigerants in support of World Refrigeration Day on 26 June....


BESA fears mental health ‘second wave’ 20 May 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that there could be another surge in mental health problems across the construction and building engineering sectors as more sites and buildings re-open....


BESA welcomes new government financial guarantee 14 May 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the government’s announcement of further support for businesses provided by a Trade Credit Insurance guarantee of business-to-business transactions....


Construction can change, says Hackitt 11 May 2020

The way the construction industry has responded to the coronavirus crisis shows it is capable of making the changes it must to improve building safety and quality, according to Dame Judith Hackitt....


Airedale International launches new website 11 May 2020

Airedale International has launch its new website at www.airedale.com. The new site has been developed to accommodate the information available online from Airedale in a more user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing format, whilst also advancing ...


Contracts available for 2022 Commonwealth Games 11 May 2020

Throughout 2020, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be making £145m worth of contracts available for tender and will recruit 109 people, which will double the current workforce....


A new website for Dean & Wood 06 May 2020

Dean & Wood has launched a new website with a fresh look and intuitive design....


Minister condemns payment abuse 05 May 2020

Too many large firms have changed their payment terms during the current COVID-19 crisis to protect themselves at the expense of smaller businesses, according to the Minister for Small Business....


Aermec becomes CIBSE patron 05 May 2020

Aermec UK, manufacturer of air handers, chillers and heat pumps is supporting the building services industry by becoming a CIBSE patron....


Which? recognises REFCOM certification 01 May 2020

According to REFCOM, only refrigeration and air conditioning contractors who hold a REFCOM certificate will appear on the Which? Trusted Trader list from now on....


Engineering services bodies issue coronavirus site safety guides 01 May 2020

Engineering services sector bodies BESA and ECA have jointly developed two new guides to help contractors to manage coronavirus-related issues on site....


Covid 19 update: Titan Engineering 01 May 2020

Titan Engineering has confirmed that it is business as usual despite difficulties posed by the coronavirus. The company has plentiful stocks in its warehouse and its suppliers in Europe are all open and reported to be working normally....


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