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Jan 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on Carillion: “Thousands of pounds of unsecured debt will be lost by small businesses”

Carillion: “Thousands of pounds of unsecured debt will be lost by small businesses”

A snap poll of Carillion engineering sub-contractors shows that many companies are facing huge financial losses from the collapse of the construction giant, according to data obtained by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the ECA. Carillion owes around £75m to around 80 engineering services firms, which provide vital services such as electrical, plumbing, […]

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Jan 2018 Latest News, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Renfrewshire tackles fuel poverty with IoT technology

Renfrewshire tackles fuel poverty with IoT technology

An IoT initiative underway in Renfrewshire is helping to tackle fuel poverty in social housing and could save local authorities millions of pounds on property management and repair bills. Working with Renfrewshire Council, smart asset management company iOpt Assets has been detecting temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels at 50 social homes around Paisley over […]

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Jan 2018 Electric Vehicles, Latest News | Comments Off on UK facing an EV charging challenge as sales soar

UK facing an EV charging challenge as sales soar

The UK added less than one new public charging point for every six new plug-in cars sold during 2017, according to car news title Auto Express. A total of 3,178 public connectors of varying speeds went live over the 12 months from January to December last year – but the latest Department for Transport (DfT) […]

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Jan 2018 Latest News, Renewables | Comments Off on Scotland a ‘world leader for renewables’ in 2017

Scotland a ‘world leader for renewables’ in 2017

Scotland remained at the forefront of the global renewables revolution in 2017, according to environmental and industry groups. Highlights from the year included the world’s first floating wind farm delivering electricity to the Scottish grid and the largest solar farm in Scotland receiving the green light. Dr Sam Gardner, WWF Scotland acting director, said: “This […]

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Nov 2017 General, Latest News | Comments Off on SELECT: Review should recommend mandatory approved certifier schemes

SELECT: Review should recommend mandatory approved certifier schemes

The Scottish Government should seize the chance of a new review into building standards to make sure that its own approved certifier schemes become mandatory across the construction industry, SELECT has said, in response to the Review Panel on Building Standards (Compliance and Enforcement). The review was prompted by an independent report into the closure […]

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Nov 2017 Heating, Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, the manufacturer behind the Dimplex, Creda and Nobo brands, has launched a dedicated website on the upcoming Lot 20 regulations, designed to help contractors, installers, merchants, wholesalers and others in the trade get to grips with how the new standard will affect electrical heating appliances. From January 2018, all local […]

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Nov 2017 Cable & Wire, Latest News | Comments Off on ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

Dangerous flexible cord cable that could cause injury or death has been found on sale in the UK, following random market place sampling by the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). The cables, manufactured by Italian company Triveneta Cavi, failed the British and European Standards flex test, exposing copper conductors. The ACI is warning that the exposed […]

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Nov 2017 General, Latest News | Comments Off on NI housebuilding recovering – but still a way to go

NI housebuilding recovering – but still a way to go

The number of new homes being started in Northern Ireland is at the highest level in seven years, according to new statistics released by the Department for Communities. The department’s Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin shows the number of new dwellings commenced over April to June was 2,444. This is 19% higher than the same quarter […]

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Oct 2017 Fire & Security, Latest News, Training | Comments Off on FIA now taking bookings for new qualifications

FIA now taking bookings for new qualifications

Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in designing, installing, maintaining, and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire Industry Association has announced that bookings can now be made on the FIA website. The courses are full formal qualifications and will lead to a certificate […]

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Oct 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on JIB to launch Registered Electrician status for ECS cardholders

JIB to launch Registered Electrician status for ECS cardholders

The JIB is introducing a new Registered Electrician status for electricians who hold ECS cards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Operated via the ECS card scheme, the new status will be available to all ECS Installation and Maintenance Electrician cardholders who are qualified in the current (17th) edition of the BS7671 Wiring Regulations. Registered […]

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