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News Archive - January 2021

Daikin appoints SK Sales as MDC partner 29 January 2021

Daikin has appointed SK Sales as a new mass distribution channel (MDC) partner in the UK, with the wholesaler now an official stockist of Daikin’s solutions for the air-conditioning sector....


SKILLcard launches ‘academic’ card 29 January 2021

One of the construction industry’s largest skills certification registers is launching a special card for engineers with degrees and other higher-level qualifications....


Industry Update – UK Refrigerants Webinar 29 January 2021

Climalife UK (IDS Refrigeration) is holding a new webinar which is taking place at 10am to 11am in the UK on Tuesday 23 February....


Construction bounces back but commercial lags behind 29 January 2021

The CPA’s latest Construction Industry Scenarios sees a ‘W’-shaped economic recession and recovery as its main assumption, with construction output expected to rise 14% in 2021 and 4.9% in 2022. This takes into account the new lock down restrictions ...


CIBSE launches embodied carbon toolkit 26 January 2021

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published the building services industry's first toolkit to enable engineers to calculate the embodied carbon associated with mechanical, electrical and public health systems in ...


IRC briefing: The UK post-EU 26 January 2021

On 25 February, the IRC will be hosting a half-day online business briefing covering the questions raised following the departure of the UK from the EU and how the industry is reacting to the new trading relationship with the block. This will be an ...


Gibbard takes the helm at Coolair Equipment 25 January 2021

One-stop air conditioning specialists Coolair Equipment has announced a restructuring to its board of directors. Neil Gibbard, previously regional director of Coolair’s Midland office, has been appointed managing director, replacing John Otterson ...


Two new appointments to Samsung's Climate Solutions team 21 January 2021

Samsung has appointed Brian Parsons as a pre sales support engineer and Paul Powell as a technical support engineer to the growing Climate Solutions team. The past 12 months have seen the Climate Solutions team continually expand in all areas of the ...


New engineering services alliance to champion change 20 January 2021

The £multi-billion UK engineering services sector is launching a major new industry alliance of eight organisations on 10 February. The new alliance will be an agent for positive change and support the delivery of a safer, more productive and ...


Pacair welcomes new starters 20 January 2021

Pacair has welcomed a number of new employees to support the company's growth. Jason Tinsley has taken up the role of applied product manager, Steven Heyes has joined as project design manager and Steven Wright has been appointed to technical ...


Brexit could help drive out rogue installers, says BESA 18 January 2021

The UK’s departure from the EU creates an opportunity to finally deal with the rogue operatives who continue to plague the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


Star talks F-Gas at CCF Compliance Week 18 January 2021

Group Sales and Marketing Director of Star Refrigeration, Dr Rob Lamb, will take to the stage at the Cold Chain Federation’s Compliance Week event to shed light on the impact that the F-gas phase down will have on the temperature controlled storage ...


Data Centres return to pre-Covid levels of confidence 15 January 2021

A return to pre-COVID levels of confidence regarding future demand for datacentres was an encouraging finding from the latest independent industry survey, which captures the views of over 3000 senior datacentre professionals across Europe, including ...


Act now on safety or face shutdown, says BESA 15 January 2021

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has issued an urgent warning that the construction sector risks being shut down by the government if contractors fail to follow safety measures in the face of rising Covid-19 transmission rates. ...


The IOR extends the call for abstract deadline for its Annual Conference 13 January 2021

Due to unprecedented interest in the Institute of Refrigeration's (IOR) Annual Conference “the Journey Towards Net Zero Heating and Cooling – Beyond Refrigeration 2021” taking place online in April 2021, organisers have extended the call for ...


Energy storage at cold stores – CryoHub results to be presented at international webinar 11 January 2021

On 17 March 2021, the CryoHub team will share the results of the implementation of a project to demonstrate how cryogenic energy storage could work at refrigerated warehouses. The technology demonstrator has been three years in the making and was ...


Engineers back IAQ campaign 11 January 2021

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has backed the campaign for a new law that would provide local authorities with legal powers to enforce better clean air standards....


Industry urged to redouble site safety efforts 08 January 2021

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned against safety complacency on construction sites during the new lockdown period....


Aqua Group appoints Ben Davies as hire director 08 January 2021

Temperature control specialist, Aqua Group, has appointed Ben Davies as director of hire division, Aqua Hire....


SKILLcard announces more CRO card closures 07 January 2021

SKILLcard has announced that the CRO card for 28 occupations are closing starting on 31 January 2021. This is the sixth wave of CRO closures as part of its plan to deliver the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) 2025 vision. All card schemes ...


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