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 21 Aug 2020

BESA Academy launches new era in online learning

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has opened its new online Academy delivering a comprehensive programme of training courses, assessments and CPD for individuals, employers and training providers in the building services sector.... 
Vince Canino.
 21 Aug 2020

Smardt gears ap to accelerate global growth

Smardt Chiller Group, a leader in the global oil-free centrifugal chiller market sector, has expanded its worldwide leadership team.... 
 21 Aug 2020

EIA calls for support of updated refrigerants safety standards proposal

A new safety standard has been proposed by an International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) working group to maximise emission reductions from a global phase-down of super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali ... 
 17 Aug 2020

Tom Fitzsimons retires from Pump House

After 30 years in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry and nearly 13 years working with Pump House, Tom Fitzsimons has decided to retire.... 
 12 Aug 2020

BCIA Schoolz Out competition closes on 31 August 2020

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is issuing a reminder to school pupils not to miss out on the chance to win its Schoolz Out competition.... 
 11 Aug 2020

Rankine 2020 highlights opportunities and challenges

The IIR Rankine 2020 – Advances in Heating, Cooling and Power Generation conference was organised by the Institute of Refrigeration as a five day online event running from 27-31 July. It incorporated over 90 speaker presentations, organised in 20 ... 
 10 Aug 2020

Covid-19 is not an excuse says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged construction companies to resist the temptation to use the Covid-19 crisis as an excuse to return to 'a culture of corner cutting'.... 
 6 Aug 2020

Cold chain climate tax saving scheme gets two year extension

The Cold Chain Federation has welcomed the Government’s new report on extending the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme, securing the £10 million a year tax saving for the industry for five more years.... 
 5 Aug 2020

Condair appoints new service engineer

Humidification specialist, Condair, has appointed Adam Norton as a humidifier service engineer based out of Edinburgh.... 
James Graham.
 5 Aug 2020

Bitzer UK appoints James Graham as sales director

Bitzer UK has appointed James Graham to the position of sales director, reporting to managing director Kevin Glass. Mr Graham takes responsibility for developing sales of Bitzer 's commercial and industrial compressors and packaged refrigeration ... 
 5 Aug 2020

Construction still uncertain despite ‘build, build, build’

The full impact of Covid-19 on the UK economy is expected to spell uncertainty for the construction industry according to the Construction Products Association’s (CPA) latest forecasting, despite the government putting the industry at the front and ... 
 4 Aug 2020

Capital Cooling relocates to Northants

Commercial refrigeration specialists Capital Cooling has announced a significant restructuring of its business.... 
 4 Aug 2020

Online air conditioning sales put lives in danger

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has condemned online retailers for “playing fast and loose with public safety” by selling specialised air conditioning equipment to unregistered installers and end users.... 
 4 Aug 2020

BESA backs redundant workers with free SKILLcards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting redundant workers by allowing them to apply for and renew SKILLcards free of charge. Anyone who suffered redundancy as a result of the Covid-19 crisis since March 1 will have their ... 
Caroline Turner.
 4 Aug 2020

JTL calls for employers to hire new apprentices following the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on those employed in the UK, and with the Prime Minister highlighting the unfortunate fact that young people have been hardest hit, leading training provider JTL is encouraging employers to harness the new ... 
 4 Aug 2020

REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE comes to a close

Over a three-year period REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE, funded by the EU - the LIFE programme - sought to incorporate the principles of a blended learning programme in an aim to create standardised training on the safety and containment of low GWP ... 
 4 Aug 2020

Covid magnified the skills gap, but sped up possible solutions

The Covid-19 crisis exacerbated the existing skills gap in the building services sector, but also created new opportunities and accelerated potential solutions, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 24 Jul 2020

Graeme Fox becomes head of technical at BESA

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