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News Archive - July 2020

Graeme Fox becomes head of technical at BESA 24 July 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced that Graeme Fox has been appointed as its new head of technical....


BreezoMeter partners with Siemens to improve IAQ 24 July 2020

BreezoMeter is excited to announce a cooperation with Siemens Smart Infrastructure, the global leader that intelligently connects energy systems, building technology and industries. The companies are working on a use case to determine the optimal ...


‘Colossal’ opportunity in retrofit market according to BESA 24 July 2020

The government’s economic recovery plans will create massive demand for residential and small commercial property retrofits, according to the quality assurance and consumer protection scheme Trustmark....


Williams appoints new international sales manager 23 July 2020

Robert Purves is joining Williams Refrigeration as the company’s international sales manager. Looking after both Williams and sister company Falcon Foodservice Equipment, he’ll be responsible for export sales, with a remit to focus on the Middle ...


Chillventa goes digital in October 21 July 2020

From 13 to 15 October, the Chillventa eSpecial will offer the international refrigeration, air-conditioning, ventilation and heat pump community three days of industry knowledge, dialogue and innovation – this year, for the first time, in the form ...


REFCOM warns ‘cowboy’ contractors of looming prosecutions 21 July 2020

Increasing concern about the continued use of illegally imported refrigerant gas has prompted the UK’s main F-Gas certification body REFCOM to issue a stark warning to ‘rogue’ refrigeration and air conditioning contractors....


Star takes part in a global engineering conference to discuss the latest advances in cooling, heating and power generation  21 July 2020

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Rankine 2020 Conference is an interactive online event running from 27th to 31st July 2020. Hosted by the Institute of Refrigeration, the IIR conference will feature a series of webinar ...


Robinson Facilities Services joins exclusive NHS North of England list of trusted suppliers 21 July 2020

Yorkshire-based Robinsons Facilities Services, a commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical repair and maintenance specialist, has joined an exclusive list of firms accredited to undertake work at NHS hospitals across ...


TF Solutions joins REFCOM Elite 21 July 2020

National wholesaler TF Solutions has become the latest addition to the REFCOM Elite Supplier scheme....


Sustainability Guide puts engineers at the heart of sustainable buildings 20 July 2020

An updated guide on sustainability published by CIBSE, empowers engineers to influence the work done and decisions made on building projects, to lead to more sustainable outcomes....


WHO backs industry stance on airborne threat 20 July 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged the threat posed by airborne transmission of the coronavirus following months of warnings from ventilation and air quality experts....


BPMA joins with Make UK 20 July 2020

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has partnered with manufacturers’ organisation Make UK....


New flexible model could boost apprenticeships, says BESA 10 July 2020

A more ‘blended’ approach to the delivery of apprentice training must emerge in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


Samsung partners with Etopia 10 July 2020

Tech-led smart building company Etopia has signed a partnership to create homes of the future with Samsung Electronics....


ACR News Awards is virtually first 10 July 2020

The ACR News Awards 2020 took place virtually on 09 July with the entire industry able to see the event online as it happened....


BESA backs Chancellor’s plans for apprentices and green economy 09 July 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s plans to boost the ‘green economy’ and support apprenticeships....


EPEE welcomes the Commission’s Strategy for Energy System Integration 09 July 2020

EPEE is welcoming the European Commission’s published proposal for the Energy System Integration Strategy, recognising the need to create an overall framework which maximises the cost-effective uptake of renewables in the energy system....


SKILLcard endorsements now ‘fully digital’ 08 July 2020

One of the construction industry’s largest card issuing and personnel registration schemes has further streamlined its service by making the recording of employer endorsements for card applicants fully digital....


Explore the potential of Organic Rankine Cycle technology at Rankine 2020 online 07 July 2020

The Institute of Refrigeration has released the full programme of speakers for the Rankine 2020 online international conference which takes place on 27 to 31 July this year. The programme features 75 individual talks, 3 keynote addresses, 1 short ...


BESA teams up with TEMA 06 July 2020

The Technology Enabled Maintenance Association (TEMA) is partnering with the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) to help accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies by the building maintenance sector....


New BESA president calls for unity of purpose 03 July 2020

Neil Brackenridge has been elected to serve as president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2020/21....


Updated Guidelines published to help organisations work safely 03 July 2020

Version 2 of BSI’s Safe Working Guidelines has been published to help organisations protect people at work from the ongoing coronavirus risks, mitigate outbreaks and build long-term resilience....


Recovery plan must deliver jobs and cash, says BESA 02 July 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has put its weight behind a three-stage plan to ensure construction can play a major role in the UK’s economic recovery....


Magni appointed Lu-Ve sales director of cooling systems 02 July 2020

The Lu-Ve Group is reinforcing its management structure with the arrival of Roberto Magni as the new sales director, cooling systems....


Employers urged to join push for skills strategy 02 July 2020

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is inviting companies, individuals and relevant organisations to join a major new initiative tasked with extending the current skills strategy for the building services sector....


Female engineers highlight changing industry attitudes 02 July 2020

MORE work needs to be done to encourage women to take up and stay in engineering, according to some of the East Midlands’ leading female voices in the profession....


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