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HYL 'Excellence in Training'

HYL ‘Excellence in Training’

The annual HYL 2019 Apprentice Awards took place just before Christmas last in Croke Park Stadium with over 80 HYL apprentices in attendance. Also present were leading industry representatives from the academic, training and development, mechanical and electrical sectors. This is now a highly-respected annual event that recognises and acknowledges those apprentices who have gone above…

Call for SDAR Awards Submissions

Call for SDAR Awards Submissions

The SDAR* Awards is a joint initiative between CIBSE Ireland and DIT, supported by Building Services News. The awards are unique in that they are intended to disseminate knowledge, encourage research in sustainable design of the built environment, and raise the quality of innovation and evaluation of such projects. Short abstracts (between 100 and 200…

The MEP Value Equation

The MEP Value Equation

Building services (MEP) are evolving at quite a pace, driven by continuous technological innovation, greater regulatory emphasis to improve building energy efficiency, and on-site project challenges. Heat pumps, sophisticated building controls, LED lighting, modular off-site construction, photovoltaics, building information modelling (BIM), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Building Energy Rating (BER) and Nearly Zero…

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Demand for Controls is Installer Opportunity

Demand for Controls is Installer Opportunity

Given that heating and hot water accounts for around 62% of a typical domestic energy bill in a year, the heating system – and how it is controlled – can have a significant impact on fuel costs. Fitting better controls not only puts homeowners in charge of their energy consumption, but also their comfort levels. Increased awareness of the availability of grant aid and Energy Saving Credits, presents a significant business opportunity for installers, writes Graham Doyle, Product Manager, Heat Merchants. Here he pinpoints the critical factors influencing homeowner decision-making, and details for installers the key features and benefits to highlight.

Irelandskills live 2019 — Changing the perception of skills and craft apprenticeships

Irelandskills live 2019 — Changing the perception of skills and craft apprenticeships

IrelandSkills Live (RDS Simmonscourt, 21 – 23 March 2019) is a new initiative aimed at addressing the skills shortage in Ireland across all industry sectors. The objective is to tackle head on the negative perceptions students, their parents – and in some cases their teachers and career advisers – have about apprenticeships or skills as a future career pathway. Negative perceptions range from poor pay and poor working conditions to a lack of job satisfaction. While all industry sectors are covered, Building Services News Editor Pat Lehane caught up with Donal Keys, Head of Construction Skills, DIT at the recent Mansion House launch to talk specifically about building services and construction.

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