Andrew Slater has left LG Electronics and launched specialist services company HVAC Communications.
After serving the HVAC and building services industries for 18 years, most recently as LG's senior engineering manager for the UK, Ireland and Nordic Regions, he now aims to focus his high level technical knowledge and industry insight on providing manufacturers with specialised technical support through his new business.
Pump House will be exhibiting at Chillventa 2018 in Nuremberg next month as it looks to expand its European distribution platform.
As a leading manufacturer and supplier of HVAC products to the air conditioning, refrigeration, heat pump and heating sectors, Pump House has more than 4,500 products in stock and is supported by parent company DiversiTech's global manufacturing base.
Big Foot Systems has supplied rooftop plant support on a new commercial office building near King's Cross station in central London.
The split-level project used a range of non-penetrative frames including Custom Safe Access systems, Bespoke Frames, Custom HD Frames, HD Cubes and Custom HD Supports to provide safe access and support air handling units, chillers and high level pipes.
Big Foot Systems has supplied rooftop chiller plant and ductwork support, safe access and high level maintenance platforms to a £25 million project to construct a high voltage onshore substation as part of the new Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
The new substation is near Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, and has been constructed for Ørsted A/S, with Balfour Beatty the principal contractor on the project. The wind farm will provide enough electricity to power more than 800,000 UK homes.
Big Foot Systems has supplied HD Beams, Custom Steels and Custom HD Frames as part of a £40 million redevelopment of a shopping centre. Originally constructed in the late 1960s, the centre required a refurbishment to be able to compete with other local retail complexes, including new HVAC plant.
With retail space at a premium, new locations were needed for the chiller plant with the rooftop an obvious choice. Meanwhile, the existing AHUs also needed to be replaced and relocated. The original AHUs were on plinths constructed when the shopping centre was built, but since the new AHUs were larger, the existing plinths could not be used without structural alteration.
Big Foot Systems has supplied Custom Frame non-penetrative systems to support and secure rooftop AHU plant at a new £11.3 million leisure centre.
Sam Birch from Big Foot Systems said: “Although the plant was part sunken in a plant well, the exposed nature of the site meant that swirling winds were quite high at roof level. The Big Foot project manager surveyed the site and our technical team worked with the contractor to make sure the plant was safely supported on the single ply roof.”