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Chris bailie

The boy from Brazil

Chris Bailie has recently returned triumphant from Brazil, having secured 
silver at the World Skills global competition, ranking him second in the world

leak testing

Reducing leakage

As the HFC phase-down starts to bite, the Institute is relaunching its successful anti-leakage campaign REAL Zero. Secretary Miriam Rodway reports

engineer

Poor records ‘could risk legal action’

F-Gas compliance standards on many commercial refrigeration and air conditioning sites are falling short of mandatory requirements. RAC reports

legionaires

Legionella: a quick guide

The airborne bacteria is something that everyone who works in building services should be aware of, whatever their position, as Tony Ellerker reminds us

World Skills

Skills for the future

There are a significant number of benefits the Institute can offer technicians as they work through their apprenticeships. Miriam Rodway reports

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Make plans on F-Gas – or pay the cost

RAC’s F-Gas Question Time saw a strong consensus that planning needs to start now on moving away from higher-GWP gases such as R404A

area

Launch pad

Competence on low-GWP refrigerants has long been a priority for contractors’ association AREA, culminating in the recent launch of the REAL Alternatives project, says Olivier Janin

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Safer flame

A three-year EU-funded project to develop safer brazing has not yet led to the commercial breakthrough the refrigeration and air conditioning industry was hoping for, but the dream is not over, says Bob Towse

carrier co2 facility

Going live

Carrier’s new CO2 training facility is designed to reproduce a live store environment to give its engineers an authentic field-based experience. Julian Milnes reports

cool science

Planning for the future

Newly launched youth engagement project Cool Science wowed thousands of young people at the Big Bang Fair by promoting the industry to the next generation, says Chris Vallis

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Come together

The newly launched Model Format for Building Specifications guide saw BSRIA, CIBSE and B&ES collaborate to produce a definitive guide for building services specifications, says John Sands

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