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Four steps to HVAC heaven

    Now is a great time of the year to check HVAC plant and equipment is operating at its optimum because we have experienced – and will probably continue to face – heat wave conditions with temperatures in some places as hot as the Bahamas, approaching a sweltering 30 deg C. Indeed, we are []

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‘Pollen bomb’ explosion affecting human and HVAC health

  With the misery of hay fever in full swing, are your building’s filtration systems equipped to deal with the season’s ‘pollen bomb’, a natural phenomenon that causes hay fever and has the potential to reduce the efficiency of plant such as air handling units, chillers and air conditioning equipment? A ‘pollen bomb’, caused by []

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Eight tips for a better office environment

  The statistics relating to pollen in offices are sobering. For example, office air is up to 20 times more polluted than outside air; almost a third of  buildings suffer from Sick Building Syndrome; 64 million days a year costing £6 billion are lost to allergies, and employees who suffer from allergies are reckoned to []

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ECEX launches ultimate guide to site access

    We’ve launched a free, comprehensive guide to safe and effective site access. The illustrated guide – Access All Areas – explains how access is a critical contributory factor to the safety of building services engineers and maintenance teams who install and service plant on roofs and other hard-to-get-at areas. ‘Access All Areas’ describes []

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More on retentions – lets put an end to them

Much has been written about how and why Carillion failed and this has highlighted the perennial, but as yet unresolved, issues of retentions and extended payment terms. Everyone who works for the outsourcing and construction sectors knows exactly who the bad payers are and we all wince at their bare-faced lies about ‘working in partnership []

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Time to tackle scourge of retentions

  Proposed new legislation could provide a long-awaited boost to the finances of thousands of SMEs working in construction sectors. Peter Aldous, MP for the Suffolk constituency of Waveney, has introduced a Private Member’s Bill in an effort to amend the 1996 Construction Act in order to ensure all retention payments are held in a []

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