2022 May

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The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have launched new guidance AM17: Heat pumps for large non-domestic buildings. 

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Ian Davis, Technical Manager at Soler and Palau UK, casts his expert eye over incoming changes to Building Regulations Part F and L and unpicks three important areas for HVAC professionals before they come into force in Summer 2022.

Mapress

Offering quicker and safer installation, press-fit technology is proving to be a best practice solution for external gas supply pipework on high rise residential properties. Antony Corbett, Product Applications Engineer at Geberit, explores the benefits.

Vanni Vignoli

As Europump concludes its Annual Meetings and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels, Vanni Vignoli, President of Europump, the European Pump Association, looks at the EU’s roadmap for industrial support.

Engineering optimisation

ABB’s Chris Plumb explores some of the hidden functionality that can help users of variable speed drives (VSDs) to further optimise their HVAC processes, as well as save energy.

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Matthew Miller, National Specification Manager, Underfloor Climate Management (UFCM) discusses how to achieve embodied carbon reduction targets through materials, energy efficiency and product efficiency.

Rob Lee

Split bands are traditional heavy duty pipe fixing brackets that have been used in the construction industry for many years. They are simplistic pipe clamps constructed of two pieces of formed metal, secured in two places with nuts and bolts.

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An “EnSmart” pre-packaged plant room energy centre was handed over to The Formation Group’s Berol Yard residential new build scheme in Tottenham, North London. Work on the project had begun in March 2020 and continued - off-site and socially distanced - throughout the pandemic. The Technical Director designed and built a complete plant room to deliver space heating and domestic hot water services to 167 apartments and delivered it to site and into position in three main sections.

SWEP

Supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) SWEP is once again expanding its All-Stainless range for the most demanding applications, introducing the B222 large-size model.

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From hazardous equipment to risky situations, health and safety is understandably a top priority in the 21st-century construction industry. According to global estimates, work-related accidents and injuries (although not exclusive to the construction industry) cost the EU €476 billion each year. 

Makita

Makita UK has expanded its powerful range of machines.

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We are currently looking for an individual to join our vibrant and dynamic Projects and Small works Teams who is self-motivated and proactive, can work independently and as part of a team and can work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

Apprentices

Peter Behan, Director at Group Horizon, explains how an industry skills shortage and the UK’s net zero target have encouraged a revival in apprenticeships and outlines some of the routes into a career in the built environment.

Pick Everard team

Property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has strengthened its presence in the Southwest by opening an office in Bristol city centre. Situated in the heart of Bristol, Pick Everard’s 15th national office will be headed up by director, Kieran Bradley. 

Operated by the AEMT and produced by Touchwave Media, the awards will again acknowledge the skill, effort, and dedication of the people and businesses serving this important industry sector.

CSCS SKILL card

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has developed a ‘Smart Check’ app to help construction site operators verify the identities and qualifications of more than two million skills card holders. 

BPEC 30 years

This year BPEC will celebrate 30 years of delivering industry leading qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials to the plumbing and heating industry and the wider energy sector. Established in 1992, it is a unique organisation led by employers for the benefit of the sectors, and all surplus funds generated by its activities are re-invested by The BPEC Charity.

SELECT’s campaign for regulation of the electrical industry continues to attract more backing, with two major industry organisations and four MSPs adding their names to the trade association’s Wall of Support.

Rishi Sunak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak might be getting a real pounding in the press over his family’s tax affairs, but his judgement could not be faulted over some of the changes he announced in his Spring Statement, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

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The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has completed its trilogy of free guides designed to help building owners and managers turn their buildings into ‘safe havens’ that protect occupants from health risks linked to airborne contaminants and viruses. 

Spirotech

Water is a heating system’s cheapest component. Keep it in prime condition and the installation could run smoothly for years. Neglect it, and the consequences will be costly. Here, Steve Simmonds, from Spirotech, discusses some typical water woes, and explains how water quality testing can reveal a system’s dirty secrets.

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05 May, 2022

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Knauf UK & Ireland has launched its Planner Suite specification tool platform enabling customers to find, import and specify Knauf products and systems quickly and easily.

Geze

GEZE UK, has updated its Product Guide and Price List to help architects, architectural ironmongers and specifiers choose the most effective product for their needs.

Waterloo

An iconic British motorcycle marque has moved into its new production facility at Solar Park in Solihull, with air distribution products supplied by Waterloo Air Products.

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The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has developed a new training course focused on the Building Safety Bill. The course is designed to support building services professionals in preparing for and complying with the most significant reform to building regulations in 50 years.




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Manufacturer helps equip skills centre

Ideal Heating has helped to equip a new £500,000 green energy centre in Merseyside which is seeking to attract fresh talent into the heating industry.

Acoustic solutions suite with easy access to services at University of Birmingham

A suite of ceiling and wall acoustic solutions have been specified for The University of Birmingham’s new landmark Molecular Sciences building, which will provide a hub for research and academic work.