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H&V News has launched its Time for Change campaign to improve long-established issues for the benefit of companies throughout the building services and construction sectors.

£110m funding secured for biggest biomass CHP plant in the North West

£110m funding secured for biggest biomass CHP plant in the North West

A new £110m project to construct a 20.2 MWe, 7.8 MWth Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in Widnes, Merseyside will be the largest waste wood renewable energy plant in the North West.

Hotel gas blast at Hyatt Regency

Hotel gas blast at Hyatt Regency

At least 14 people were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a luxury hotel in central London, the BBC has reported.

"Retentions can cause immense damage to SMEs"

Retentions can cause 'immense damage' to SMEs

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Boiler procurement processes waste public money

Boiler procurement processes waste public money

Money is being wasted by housing organisations and suppliers spending thousands of man hours on boiler procurement, says a report released by the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM).

New guidance for contractors’ training on GWP Refrigerants

New guidance for contractors’ training on GWP Refrigerants

The Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association (AREA) has updated its guidance on the minimum requirements for contractors’ training and certification on low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.

Commercial & retail construction contracts at highest level since 2012

Commercial and retail construction contracts at highest level since 2012

The value of commercial and retail construction contracts awarded in October has reached its highest level in two years.

Technicians achieve higher first-time fix rates with mobile apps

Higher first-time fix rates achieved with mobile apps

A report has found that technicians achieve nearly five times higher first-time fix rates when their organisations invest in mobile tools and apps.

Industry personnel involved in Worker of Year final

23 September 2014

Two people from the building services sector have been named as finalists within the UK Worker of the Year 2014 initiative.

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    H&V News - 19 November

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    19 November 2014

    Only available in our digital edition, H&V News launches its ‘Time for Change’ campaign which aims to improve long-established issues for the benefit of companies throughout the building services and construction sectors; and according to a report by a centre-right think tank, financial constraints and regulatory rules are holding back housing associations (HAs) from delivering 100,000 ...

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    Understanding your on-demand bond rights

    Customers often require on-demand bonds as security for performance of your contractual obligations. Firms should resist such bonds. After all, the clients have already extracted sufficient protection – rights of set-off, retention, parent company guarantees, liability insurance policies, third-party warranties, as well as damages for delay and other breaches of contract.

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    19 November 2014

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    The sustainability of biopropane

    The sustainability of biopropane and its production process has been a clear area of focus throughout the development of the product (“Biopropane could power Britain, Calor Gas says”, H&V News, 22 October).

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