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HVCA name change confirmed

The HVCA has confirmed that it will change its name to become known as the Building & Engineering Services Association on 1 March.

The moves follows a comprehensive response from the membership, approving of the change and receiving in excess of 90 per cent support.

It is the result of a major consultation exercise in the form of independent research among members and their clients, which revealed that the HVCA title no longer accurately represented the scope of services included.

Bob Shelley, HVCA president, said: “It is clear that clients do not fully recognise the ever-widening range of services our members provide – nor the increasing role they play in the integration of engineering systems in today’s buildings, especially in relation to the growing trend towards renewable and environmental technologies.”

The association’s new corporate identity is part of a comprehensive Plan for Change, he continued.

“Today, our membership embraces many other specialisms, such as ventilation hygiene, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps, and facilities management services, all of which can be accommodated under the ‘building and engineering services’ description,” said Mr Shelley.

Blane Judd, chief executive, said: “It also acknowledges the increasing clients’ emphasis on an integrated, one-stop-shop approach to the procurement of building and engineering services, and satisfies their wish for a broader-based organisation that is able to respond to ever-changing requirements.”