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SkillFRIDGE - Bright sparks prepare to compete in regional heats

In the months since January, colleges from across the UK have been identifying their most outstanding RACHP students and have put them in the running to compete in the SkillFRIDGE…


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BCIA launches new and improved introductory building controls course

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to offer the perfect starting point for professionals working in the building controls industry: BCM00 Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC training…


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Entries open for CIBSE Graduate Engineer/Employer of the Year Awards

The prestigious CIBSE Young Engineer Awards recognises and rewards innovative thinking, hard work and skills of graduate engineers, as well as employers who pro-actively champion young people in the building…


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Winners of the BCIA Awards revealed

The winners of the 2018 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at the prestigious ceremony and gala dinner on 10 May at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham.   Multi…


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Final report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The final report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published on 17 May 2018 and is available to download from MHCLG website The Smoke Control Association…


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New co-operation announced between IOR and ISHRAE

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) in India and The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) in the UK are pleased to confirm that they have agreed…


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GSHPA Technical Seminar

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s Technical Seminar will be hosted by the University of Leeds which has active ground source energy research interests. The event takes place on 24th…


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FETA seeking member input for the EURIS Expert Panel to work with Government on BREXIT issues

FETA has been working over recent months as part of the EURIS Task Force in lobbying the UK government to get the best possible outcomes for our industry sectors from…


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Industry members gather in their hundreds for FETA Annual Lunch

On Thursday 19th April more than 600 manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors assembled for the FETA Annual Lunch. With the temperature soaring well over 20˚C, members of the Federation of…


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Feedback needed on new BEMS Controls Engineer Standard

The challenge of developing BEMS Controls Engineers in sufficient numbers and quality for the industry, is one that the BCIA continues to address. The main focus at present is to…


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Environmental Audit Committee publishes report on UK Progress on Reducing F-gas Emissions

The Environmental Audit Committee has today published its report, UK Progress on Reducing F-gas Emissions. The report calls on the Government to enforce existing F-gas regulations and use its procurement…


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SkillFRIDGE 2018: Toshiba Carrier UK leads the way for future engineers

With revenue contributions of over £4.5 billion GDP to the UK economy but a talent pool that is running dry, the impending skills crisis within the engineering sector poses a…


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Hotel Facilities Management Expo 2018

The Hotel Facilities Management Expo is the ultimate destination for the products, features and services optimising the functionality of hotels. The event takes place on the 25th & 26th of…


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REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE to hold events across Europe

The EU project, REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE, will organise a programme of Study Days and Train the Trainer events during the second half of 2018 and into 2019 to reinforce…


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Smoke Control Association - Raising the Bar

Over the last 6 months the Smoke Control Association have been working on raising the bar/getting their house in order within the Smoke Control Association. The primary aim is to…


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IoR free guide to weight scale calibration

The IoR has released a new Good Practice Guide to refrigerant weight scale calibration, which is free to download for a limited period. Good Practice Guide 69 outlines how scales…


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BSI Brexit Position Paper

BSI has consulted its members and stakeholders about the possible implications of Brexit for standards. The BSI Brexit Position Statement sets out the eight key principles on which BSI’s post-Brexit…


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UK Construction Week delivers new Building Tech Live

Building Tech Live will be the most important event in the integrated building technologies sector this October, at the NEC Birmingham. Taking place on 9-11 October 2018, Building Tech Live…


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Smoke Control Association submits proposals to Building Regulations review team

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has submitted proposals to improve smoke control guidelines within Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. The SCA fully supports the current independent review of…


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BESA appoints new chief executive

David Frise has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). He has been combining the roles of head of sustainability at BESA…


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Lucy Porter to host BCIA Awards

Tickets are now on sale for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards which will be hosted by multi award-winning Lucy Porter. Lucy has been a huge hit with comedy…


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IOR updates Code of Practice for Refrigerants

The Institute of Refrigeration has updated its Safety Code of Practice for Non Flammable, Lower Toxicity Refrigerants (Group A1). The publication provides essential industry guidance for owners, designers, installers and…


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Rushlight Summer Showcase – 14 June 2018, London

The Rushlight Summer Showcase takes place on Thursday 14 June 2018 at Church House Westminster, Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3NZ.  It is THE marketplace that brings together cleantech developers and sustainable…


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Low GWP Alternative Refrigerant Learning

A set of free newly updated learning materials are now available from the REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE project. The English versions of nine modules have been developed by a team…


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BCIA welcomes Jon Belfield as a new President

Jon Belfield has been appointed the new President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). He steps up from his position of Vice President and takes over the role from…


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BCIA Awards 2018 finalists announced

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce the finalists for the most prestigious industry awards ceremony – the BCIA Awards 2018. This year’s leading industry awards received…


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FETA issues warning against using A2L refrigerants as a retrofit solution

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has recently been advised that there have been some instances of R410A (classified as A1; non-flammable) being completely removed from an air conditioning…


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HPA supports Energy Now Expo 2018

Energy Now Expo is the only renewable energy event organised exclusively for the agricultural and rural sectors, and the HPA has been pleased to be associated with the event for a…


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RAC announce F Gas Question Time event on 17th May

RAC Magazine is to hold another of its popular free F-Gas Question Time events, seeking to get to grips with the issues surrounding refrigerants and the F-Gas legislation. The annual…


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IOR to sponsor International Women in Engineering Day 2018

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the International Women in Engineering Day 2018 (INWED 2018) taking place on 23 June 2018. This…


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EURIS welcomes call for mutual recognition of standards

Responding to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union’s speech in Vienna, the EURIS Task Force today welcome his call for the mutual recognition of standards between the…


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ADCAS responds to recent cash retention bill

The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS) has welcomed the recent Government retention payment consultation and responded accordingly. ADCAS endorsed the headline findings in the related report by…


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FETA encourages both ETL registered and non-registered members to take part in ICF research

FETA is encouraging its members to share their views on the Energy Technology List (ETL) and Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme by taking part in ICF’s survey and helping to…


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FETA members get together at the SAP Workshop

Following the appointment of Robust Details Ltd (RDL) and NHBC’s three-year Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) quality control contract, the NHBC hosted a SAP Workshop on Thursday 01 February 2018 at…


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2018 SkillFRIDGE Competition Series

Talented apprentices and students in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump sectors are invited to put their technical and professional knowledge to the test and showcase their potential in…


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REFCOM launches new software platform

Specially designed software to help refrigeration and air conditioning contractors manage their projects and track refrigerant usage is available to Refcom members. Launched during the HVACR Show at London’s Excel…


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BRA releases PURR report second edition at HVACR Show

The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has produced a second edition of its PURR report.   The updated edition was announced last week at the HVACR Show, which took place at…


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London Build 2018

FETA are official event partners of London Build - the leading construction exhibition for London and the UK - to be held on 23rd & 24th October, National Hall Olympia.…


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