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The ECA is urging its Members, as well as the wider industry, to continue to exercise caution and plan as far ahead as possible on projects involving cable management systems (CMS).

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The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has confirmed that this year’s National Conference will take place on November 3 and 4 and will once again be a ’virtual’ event.

Skills shortage

New research unveils 18% of Brits are seeking a career in the trades as a result of the pandemic

Graeme Fox

A shortage of skilled technicians will make it increasingly difficult for the refrigeration and air conditioning sector to adopt new ‘alternative’ refrigerants, which are critical to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

SES Engineering Services’ (SES) has announced its latest contract win in the student accommodation sector.

Roland Gurner

Oceanair UK Ltd are delighted to announce that Roland Gurner has joined the business to head up the Air to Water division. 

HMRC

New research into the long-term implications of IR35 shows that more than half of managers in the construction industry are concerned about how the legislation will affect its workforce.

The Commissioning Specialists Association (CSA) awards have been moved to next year

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Michael Fraser has joined Ideal Commercial as Specification Manager for East and West Midlands.

Acknowledging the ongoing challenges brought about by COVID-19, and the possible effect this might have on the awards entry process, coupled with the Governments recent extension to the restrictions, the AEMT Council have decided to postpone its Gala Awards Dinner to November next year.

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CSIC seeks new chair to guide it into new phase for the construction industry. 

Carrier is offering three new Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses 

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MP for Richmond (Yorks), Rishi Sunak, visited renewables training provider, GTEC 

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Hannah Vickers, Chief Executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) responds to the beta-launch of Construction Innovation Hub’s Value Toolkit

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Subscribe, or renew your free subscription, to MBS between 1st June and September 30 2021 and you could win a great prize.

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) is reminding ECS card holders with a Network Infrastructure occupation that from 1 July 2021 all card renewals need to meet the requirements of the new Occupational Qualification Structure for the Network Infrastructure industry. 

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The Manufacturers’ of Equipment for Heat Networks Association, MEHNA, have launched a new digital face with their new website 

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High Speed Two Limited (HS2 Ltd) has released its Employee and Industrial Relations (EIR) Code of Practice (the Code), which brings significant advantages to Joint Industry Board (JIB) member companies looking to work on one of the most demanding and exciting transport projects in Europe.

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

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The Institute of Refrigeration announced today that eight members had been recognised as Fellows for their leadership and contribution to the RACHP industry. 

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Actuate UK has expressed its support for the revitalised prequalification Common Assessment Standard.

Ian McKinnon

CHAS was the first Recognised Assessment Body to offer the Common Assessment Standard which has fast become the industry’s gold standard for pre-qualification. 

Rising expenditure

Construction sector R&D spending hit £368m last year, according to latest ONS data

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BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox said the heat pump market represented “an absolutely colossal opportunity” for suitably qualified engineers but warned that the industry would have “to rapidly scale up capacity and needed considerable investment in additional skills to deliver all these hugely ambitious targets”.

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Mitsubishi Electric has launched an R32 version of its popular e-series chillers, available in 150kW and 180kW units. 

Armacell

Armacell has achieved one of the highest fire performance ratings for its pre-insulated seamless drawn copper pipes. The enhanced safety of the environmentally sustainable Tubolit Split and DuoSplit products makes them ideal for use as part of the external air source heat pump systems that the government is encouraging in its drive to achieve carbon neutrality.

XYVEX Sign

The XYVEX EXC is the latest versatile addition to Mackwell’s XYVEX emergency exit sign range. The XYVEX EXC is designed to allow complete customisation for each application, making it ideal for meticulous, architecturally designed areas.

Spirotech has improved the dry pocket of the magnetic dirt separator in its steel SpiroTrap and SpiroCombi units, making them even easier to maintain.

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The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is launching the industry’s only online training course for heat pump installation to help fill a skills gap highlighted by the government’s flagship Green Homes Grant voucher scheme.

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A team of researchers at London South Bank University (LSBU) is entering the second design stage of a unique indoor air filter system which aims to remove COVID-19 from the air, particularly indoor environments. 

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The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has written to the Prime Minister confirming they have reached agreement in principle with UK boiler manufacturers

The Manufacturers Association of Radiators and Convectors (MARC) launched a campaign in 2020 to raise consumer awareness of the importance of having quality radiators that conform to current standards installed in their home. 

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The EIC can provide support to any former or current employee of the electrical and energy sector using the four branches of the charity Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

When tasked with specifying the fuel transfer pipework system for a Spanish data centre’s emergency back-up power generator, Tavicce once again turned to the PLX system from Aliaxis, due to its long design life and reliability.

Hampshire

As the number of people unemployed in the UK is likely to reach 2.6 million in the middle of 2021 due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, the business community tool BBX UK has teamed up with Hampshire Training and Assessments (HTAA) to offer 20 candidates training courses to get them fully qualified and back into work across a variety of trade sectors.

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a residential range of Lossnay Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems to provide clean and healthy air for homes. The addition to the renowned Lossnay range is designed specifically for the UK housing market and makes energy efficient, super-quiet ventilation accessible to even more homes.

Data Centre

When tasked with specifying the fuel transfer pipework system for a Spanish data centre’s emergency back-up power generator, Tavicce once again turned to the PLX system from Aliaxis, due to its long design life and reliability.

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Ian Arbon has been announced as a keynote speaker for the IOR Annual Conference – the Journey to Net Zero Heating and Cooling – Beyond Refrigeration 2021 which will take place on 21 and 22 April 2021.

Cardiff Interchange

The Cardiff Interchange – a new multi-purpose development in the heart of the Welsh capital containing over 300 homes – has become the first building in the UK to achieve Home Quality Mark ONE (HQM ONE) interim certification at design stage.

NBS, a leading specification platform for the construction industry, has announced its partnership with the British Board of Agrément (BBA) in its latest move to provide best practice advice to NBS users.

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BESCA has responded to growing demand for improved fire safety in buildings by adding new features to its Ventilation Hygiene Elite (VHE) scheme website.

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Following the UK Government’s recently announced roadmap to the lifting of its COVID-19 restrictions, the CSA have once again been forced to postpone the 2020/21 CSA Awards Ceremony. 

Look to the future

After a tumultuous 2020, what can we expect from the next 12 months?

Mitsubishi Multi Density system

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new range of close coupled precision air conditioning models, designed specifically for business-critical I.T. environments. 

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The Government has recently published a Construction Playbook outlining how government will work with the industry to improve standards in public projects with the objective of delivering these faster, better and greener.

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A new report released by Liquid Gas UK (LGUK), the trade association for the LPG industry in the UK, outlines the route to decarbonising manufacturing off-grid businesses using LPG and bioLPG. 

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Hydrogen has been hyped for heat for meeting the UK’s zero carbon target. 

Exchange Quay

NG Bailey has relocated to a new office in the heart of Salford Quays. The business has chosen Building 5 at Exchange Quay as its new regional base in the North West.

Scarlett Allen-Horton

The IOR Women in RACHP Network will be hosting an online event on 4 March dedicated to apprenticeships and recruitment with BBC’s The Apprentice 2019 Finalist Scarlett Allen-Horton. 

Matt Malloy

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has appointed Matt Malloy as the new chair of their Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) Management Board.  




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ECA urges careful planning amid ongoing materials shortage

The ECA is urging its Members, as well as the wider industry, to continue to exercise caution and plan as far ahead as possible on projects involving cable management systems (CMS).

George Clarke to open BESA Conference

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has confirmed that this year’s National Conference will take place on November 3 and 4 and will once again be a ’virtual’ event.