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Business leader urges building engineering sector to ‘be prouder’ of its role in fighting climate change

Former CBI President Paul Drechsler has highlighted the key role the building engineering sector will play in addressing climate change but said it would need to compete harder for talent to address its skills challenges. Speaking at the annual Building ...

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Kingspan Kooltherm pipe insulation fitted on award winning modular development

Situated within the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village, N06 in East Village is set to provide 524 build-to-rent homes delivered with an award-winning offsite construction approach. This includes a modular and onsite building services specification featuring Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation ...

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Order books are full but the clock is ticking for labour and materials

The latest sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, which includes data from industry trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, has found that while turnover is predicted to grow through the rest of 2021, ongoing materials and labour shortages are likely to ...

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J S Wright in Soho Wharf win

Building services provider J S Wright has been awarded a contract worth more than £6 million to help turn a derelict canal-side site in Birmingham into a quality residential-led development. The mechanical and electrical specialist will install the mechanical infrastructure ...

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GEZE secures NHS contract

GEZE UK, a manufacturer and developer of constructive systems for window and door safety technology, has secured a five-year contract in conjunction with NHS UK Property Services. The collaboration with NHS UK Property Services is believed to be one of ...

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J S Wright wins at Nine Elms Parkside

Building services specialist J S Wright has secured a £1.6m-plus contract to fit out the amenities for one of London’s biggest build-to-rent luxury developments. The mechanical and electrical services contractor will provide the mechanical services for the amenity spaces within ...

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Only 1% of buildings complying with vital fire safety measure, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has raised it concerns over the huge numbers of fire and smoke dampers remaining untested in thousands of buildings across the UK, which play a crucial role in fire safety. The Association fears that ...

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Labour market feeling the heat as building services industry rebounds

The speed of the economic recovery is already revealing cracks in the building services labour market, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). During a webinar hosted by the Association, recruitment experts warned that without significant investment in upskilling ...

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J S Wright wins Lambeth housing scheme deal

Building services specialist J S Wright has secured a contract to provide mechanical services for 16 energy efficient apartments in a new five-storey building at Knight’s Walk in Lambeth. The deal, valued at more than £600,000, with housebuilder Hill also ...

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McGill appointed to £68m property maintenance framework

I-Flair, a consortium of housing associations located in East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, and Renfrewshire has appointed Dundee-based building services contractor, McGill, to a £68 million property maintenance framework set to last four years. The wide-ranging maintenance contract includes kitchen and bathroom ...

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