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National award for Heartlands Treatment Centre

A multi-million-pound treatment centre at Heartlands Hospital has won a prestigious national award.

BESA backs ‘new and improved’ degree apprenticeships

Substantially revised degree apprenticeships for building services engineering will help employers plug critical skills gaps and launch more young people into rewarding careers, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Dynamic solar glazing roof for Zurich hospital research centre

A research centre being built to complement the new 200-bedded Kinderspital Zürich has installed a dynamic solar glazing roof from liquid crystal glazing technology company, Eyrise.

Siemens’ Building X expands fire safety offering

Siemens Smart Infrastructure is expanding its fire safety offering on Building X through newly launched applications and an application programming interface (API), ‘to increase transparency, decrease response time in case of incidents, and enhance maintenance processes for service-providers’.

Willmott Dixon part of Nottingham hospital’s Net Zero drive

Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham is undergoing a major window replacement project to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.

Develop launches F-Gas training ‘to bridge the HVACR skills gap’

Develop Training, a leading UK-accredited provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, has re-launched one of its most popular courses, F-Gas (Category 1), to provide delegates with training to identify the hazards and safe working practices for working with fluorinated gases.

UK engineering and construction sectors’ slower decarbonisation progress than healthcare and financial services

A new multi-sector UK national study, commissioned by ‘employer commute solutions specialist’, Mobilityways, has found that large UK-based advanced, civil, and automotive engineering businesses trail similarly sized businesses in both the healthcare and financial services sectors in terms of both setting interim goals to reach Net Zero and establishing long-term targets to achieve carbon neutrality.

Training on ‘intricacies of hospital lifts’

Among what IHEEM Knowledge Partner, PPL Training, describes as a ‘raft of new courses’ introduced by it in 2023 were several new HV electrical courses and – ‘specifically for healthcare estates and facilities teams’ – Authorised Person Lifts HTM 08-02 courses (including refresher training and Trapped Passenger Lift Release).

CABE and Building a Safer Future in strategic partnership

The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and Building a Safer Future (BSF) have entered a new strategic partnership that they say focuses on supporting organisations in assessing their competency in relation to building safety – especially as regards higher-risk buildings (HRBs) as defined in the Building Safety Act.

Partnership will broaden access to disability support technology

A new collaboration between leading UK patient hygiene specialist, TR Equipment, and disability technology experts, Innova Care Concepts, will widen access to an extensive range of products to support assisted bathing, showering, and rehabilitation needs across the UK, the two companies say.

Ensuring safe evacuation in emergencies

Security, entrance, and access solutions provider, dormakaba, has launched an escape route system designed to keep buildings and doors secure while allowing a safe means for evacuation in an emergency situation.

NHS Midlands radiology training’s £1.28 m AI upgrade

Patients and clinicians across the Midlands – and potentially across England – are to benefit from a £1.28 m AI upgrade to radiology training facilities at County Hospital in Stafford.

FD60 certification for ‘double-acting’ doorsets

In what it dubs ‘a significant milestone for fire safety in healthcare environments’, Specialist Door Solutions (SDS) has confirmed its successful attainment of an FD60 pass for its ‘innovative’ double-acting doorset.

Wernick Group launches its first Christmas advert

Wernick Group has just released a bespoke Christmas advertisement, ‘tailored to promoting the company’s proud history’ that stretches back to 1934, with a strong seasonal feel.

Catheter laboratories project at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Tilbury Douglas has successfully delivered a £10 million project to build and refurbish catheter laboratories at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital (LHCH).

Help in interpreting and applying HTM 03-01 guidance

Critical cooling specialist, Airedale by Modine, has launched an HTM 03-01 ‘white paper’ to assist consultants, estate managers, and buying groups, within the healthcare sector interpret and apply HTM 03-01 guidelines.

NHP launches seeking Programme Delivery Partner procurement

The New Hospital Programme (NHP) has announced that the launch of the Programme Delivery Partner (PDP) procurement commenced on 29 November.

Frustration voiced over Scottish Government delay in phasing out gas boilers

Fiona Hodgson, Chief Executive of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers' Federation (SNIPEF) (pictured), has expressed frustration over the Scottish Government's decision to delay the banning of gas boilers, highlighting what SNIPEF says will be ‘the significant impact on the plumbing and heating industry and on public confidence’.

Kier celebrates start of construction on new Sunderland eye hospital

Kier has begun work on a new 10,000 m2 eye hospital in Sunderland.

World Design Award for practice’s Scunthorpe CDC design

Alessandro Caruso Architects’ design of one of England’s first in a new series of Community Diagnostic Centres has won the practice a Design Concept (Architecture) Award in the World Design Awards 2023.

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