Nortek Empress

With the creation of Empress, Nortek aims to improve the customer experience of HVAC. Find out how. 

Richard Alger

It is with great sadness and regret that Fermod Ltd have to advise of the passing of their Managing Director, Richard Alger, after two years of poor health, having worked for Fermod for the last 47 years.

A leading building technologies manufacturer has announced the launch of a new, safe way to stay connected with customers, consultants and Partners.

National engineering specialist SES Engineering Services has announced it is to commence work on its latest state-of-the-art custody suite project with lead contractor, Willmott Dixon.

The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) industry has introduced a new Occupational Qualification Structure leading to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Card recognition.

Octave Design Services have been recognised by SME News as Leading Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Consultancy 2020-Cheshire. 

The North East’s largest housing association, Thirteen is transforming its facilities management (FM) services with new mobile workforce management technology supplied by Leeds-based BigChange. 

Schneider Electric and Sustainable Ventures have named the finalists of their Net Zero Home Programme. 

WSCAD announces the launch of the new SUITE X PLUS

Adam Norton

Condair, has appointed Adam Norton as a humidifier service engineer based out of Edinburgh.

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

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

The CSA Awards have been postponed to June 2021 - and the entry deadline has been extended, so make sure you get your nominations in. 

Will Brook

Dean Thornton and Will Brooks have taken up area sales manager roles at Lochinvar

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

New investment to drive expansion plans for Trainor

Changing Streams

Changing Streams aims to unlock funding to reduce plastic waste

Michael Fraser

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

Robinsons

The Yorkshire Building Services specialist has joined an exclusive list of firms accredited to undertake work at NHS hospitals across the North of England.

Carlow based Cental projects doubling of workforce to 140 

James Harper

On your bike - for a good cause!

The Joint Industry Board (JIB) is urging electrical contracting companies to evolve and broaden their skill sets. 

Neil Harris

The KNX UK Association has named Neil Grant of the Harris Grant Partnership as KNX UK Champion for 2020. The Award is in particular recognition of his work in developing the KNX Code of Conduct as well as many years’ service as a KNX UK Board Member and his promotion of the value of KNX through the excellence of his projects around the world.

Energy Assets

Energy Assets Group begins a phased return to operations across the country

Kajima

77 Coleman Street benefits from underfloor air conditioning system 

Rankine

July 2020 marks the bicentenary of the birth of William Rankine. 

Westfield

SES Engineering Services has completed £22m+ of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works to two landmark developments in London.

Comex

Conex Bänninger is helping manufacturers get back up and running again.

M&E services specialist nets £5m contract on major mixed-use regeneration scheme

Stuart McPherson

Incoming CIBSE president Stuart MacPherson made an appeal for net carbon standards and an ambitious programme to refurbish existing buildings in his inaugural address this week.  Delivering his speech via video, he called for targeted investment in low carbon solutions to drive recovery from the devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic.

CSA, Conference, Mark Todd

After careful consideration, and in light of recent recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Heath England around the risks of Coronavirus, the Commissioning Management Association CSA) Management Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the CSA’s 'Making Buildings Work' Conference, scheduled for March 31st at The Crystal, London.

ECA, BESA, SELECT, SNIPEF, late payments, retentions, Rob Driscoll

The latest quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, shows that payment conditions in the industry remain poor, with the majority of public sector work being paid for after more than 30 days

BCIA, Terry Sharp

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has appointed Terry Sharp as its new president. He takes over from Jon Belfield who has held the role for the past two years.

BESA, Helen Yeulet, training, David Frise

The training arm of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Helen Yeulet as its new director following the departure of Tony Howard.

CABE, Gavin Dunn, Chartered Engineering, Engineering Council

The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) has received approval to become a licensed member of the Engineering Council. This paves the way for CABE members to be formally eligible for Chartered Engineering status.

Sadiq Khan, London, heating, decarbonising heating

The Mayor of London has launched a £3.6m programme to improve energy efficiency in social housing across the capital, including replacing heating systems.

Swegon, Waterloo, Hannu Saasamoinen, Russell Shenton

Indoor environment specialist Swegon has acquired the well-known grilles and difussers manufacturer Waterloo Air Products.

IR36, HMRC, tax, Andrew Eldred

On 17th March, chief Treasury secretary Steve Barclay announced that introduction of the proposed IR35 tax reforms would be delayed until 6th April 2021.

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, The Budget, CCL, Covid-19, Coronavirus

The March 2020 Budget was delivered against the backdrop of the global outbreak of COVID-19. Its main thrust therefore was to support UK business through uncertainty and instability.

retentions, Aldous, Aldous Bill, Alan Brown, Nadhim Zahawi

MPs and the Specialist Engineering Contractors Group (SEC Group) are trying to ensure that proposed changes to retentions legislation is not overlooked during a time of national crisis.

COVID-19

The team here at MBS hopes that you are well and finding a way to continue your work in these challenging times.

CSA, Commissioning Specialists Association, CSA, conference, Making Buildings Work, The Crystal

The first CSA conference takes place on 31st March at The Crystal in London.

decarbonisation, electrification, carbon, BNEF

Greater electrification of building services will be central to global decarbonisation efforts.

IAQ, domestic, ventilation, housing, local authorities

Health experts call for LAs to gain more powers and funding to address poor indoor air quality.

R32, air conditioning, chillers, fan coil units, FCUs, GWP

The lower GWP refrigerant R32 will command 80% of the total splits market

 immigration policy, government, Priti Patel, ECA, Andrew Eldred

The ECA says that an end to easy employment of foreign workers is an opportunity to train a UK workforce.

building regulations, Housing, Robert Jenrick

Housing Minister Robert Jenrick is considering creating a fast-track planning process for “beautiful buildings and spaces”. He said well-designed, high quality homes and tree-lined streets should be the “norm not the exception” following the publication of the final report from The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

Hackitt Review, Hywel Davies, CIBSE Patrons, Dame Judith Hackitt

The author of the post-Grenfell review of building safety believes the industry lacks the necessary “leadership and drive to bring about change”.

 REFCOM, refrigeration, Brexit, registration

An agreement between the EU and the UK to continue the mutual recognition of professional certification should put minds at ease throughout the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, according to the UK’s primary F Gas register REFCOM.




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Peak performance from Quickfridge

Calling it a Quickfridge might be stretching it, but charity fundraiser Daniel Fairbrother made the most of support from Beijer Ref in the gruelling 100km Peak District Ultra Challenge.

LIA launches its new Website, Online Learning Portal and Member Engagement Platform

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has announced the successful launch of its newly refreshed website, which went live on 2nd July 2024. This launch marks a significant milestone in the LIA's ongoing commitment to enhancing member experience and providing key resources for continuing professional development.