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BRA STALWART JOHN AUSTIN-DAVIES RETIRES

John Austin-Davies, whose name became synonymous with the UK commercial refrigeration industry, has retired after a career spanning 40 years.  John was a past Chairman of FETA, and a past…


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SAP v10.0 software tool released

The software tool for SAP v10.0 has been published and is available via https://www.isap.org.uk/. This is based on the SAP v10.0 specification which is published here: https://bregroup.com/sap/sap10/ The purpose of providing this…


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BRE launches SBEM industry forum

Former FETA chairman Graham Wright has volunteered to spearhead FETA’s involvement in a new SBEM industry forum launched by BRE. SBEM stands for Simplified Building Energy Model and is a…


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ADCAS looks to lead the way on fire-rated ductwork

ADCAS continues to offer support and guidance to ‘Working Group 2 – competencies of installers’, one of a number of working groups set up in the wake of the Grenfell…


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Smoke Control Association participates in CIBSE round table

Representing the Smoke Control Association (SCA), Ian Doncaster was recently asked to attend the recent CIBSE Round Table to discuss smoke control regulation post Grenfell. An in-depth debate and sharing…


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FETA A2L GROUP HOLDS WORKSHOP DURING HFO CONFERENCE

The FETA A2L working group organized a workshop during the recent inaugural IIR conference on the use of HFO refrigerants.  Entitled “Practical considerations in the use of HFOs and HFO…


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WorldSkills UK live

Preparation for the last leg of the SkillFRIDGE competition has begun as the six qualifying apprentices from the national heats hone their skills and sharpen their knowledge in readiness to…


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Invest in building controls to reduce operational costs

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is urging the industry to invest in building controls at the design stage of a building in order to lower the overall operating costs…


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Your Ticket to London Build

London's leading construction and design show, London Build, will return to Olympia in London on October 23rd & 24th. Since its launch four years ago, London Build has established itself…


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The BCIA Awards are back

Entries are now open for the 2019 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards and you are invited to submit your entry for the most distinguished awards ceremony in the industry’s…


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Role models inspire the new face of construction

Talented people working in construction and the HVAC industry are to be recognised as part of a campaign to encourage others to follow their own career in the sector. Launched…


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CIBSE SEMINAR BUILD2PERFORM 2018

CIBSE are organising their Build2Perform seminar, whci will be held on 26-27 November 2018, at Olympia in London. The CIBSE CPD accredited programme is highly relevant to those working in…


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CIBSE TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM 2019

CIBSE will be organising their 2019 Technical Symposium at the University of Sheffield from 25-26 April. This will be titled Transforming Built Environments – driving change with engineering Reshaping regulation,…


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New Building Services Live event comes to Excel London in January 2020

An exciting new show co-locates with the HVAC & Refrigeration Show, to offer visitors a 2020 vision of all that is new in building services An appetite for a dedicated…


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FETA announces leadership changes

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to some of its senior positions, with John Smith standing down as FETA Chairman, and Nick Howlett taking over the…


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Does wellbeing need to be regulated asks BCIA

The topic of wellbeing continues to create discussion in all quarters – and it is highly prevalent in the building controls sector. Therefore, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) ponders…


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IOR Publishes Five FREE Titles for Members

The summer holiday is now well and truly underway and there’s never been a better time to polish up your skills and update your knowledge with the latest titles available…


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SCA helps develop new certification scheme for contractors installing smoke control systems

A new certification scheme developed by the Smoke Control Association (SCA), in partnership with IFC Certification, has been finalised and is expected to help raise standards across the industry. The…


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