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B&ES president explains name change to US industry

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Referring to the re-branding, which took place on 1 March, Mr Shelley explained that it was in 1963 that the then Association of Heating, Ventilation and Domestic Engineering Employers had decided that something a little more succinct would help to sharpen its profile. And so the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association was born. “Back then, of course, that’s exactly how the majority of the members would have described themselves – as h&v contractors – with the result that the name of their representative body accurately reflected the services they provided,” the president explained. “These days though, things are very different. As I am sure you would agree, the term ‘h&v’ barely scratches the surface of the diverse, sophisticated and complex nature of the work our members undertake.” Nor did it even hint at the increasingly central role they play in the integration of engineering services in buildings, and in the incorporation of renewable technologies, the president insisted. “It is also the case that, today, our membership – just like that of the MCAA – embraces many other specialisms, all of which sit comfortably under the ‘building and engineering services’ descriptor.” He went on to stress that the name change was one element in a re-positioning exercise that will “enable our Association to provide its members with a wider range of services, enhance its influence with Government, and provide a natural home for all building engineering services specialists”. Mr Shelley referred to the “close and positive relationship” which his Association had enjoyed with the MCAA over many decades, from which he believed that “both parties have derived tangible and significant benefits”. “I am extremely pleased, to have this chance to further build upon the friendship and collaboration established by my predecessors,” he concluded.

Referring to the re-branding, which took place on 1 March, Mr Shelley explained that it was in 1963 that the then Association of Heating, Ventilation and Domestic Engineering Employers had decided that something a little more succinct would help to sharpen its profile. And so the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association was born.

“Back then, of course, that’s exactly how the majority of the members would have described themselves – as h&v contractors – with the result that the name of their representative body accurately reflected the services they provided,” the president explained.

“These days though, things are very different. As I am sure you would agree, the term ‘h&v’ barely scratches the surface of the diverse, sophisticated and complex nature of the work our members undertake.”

Nor did it even hint at the increasingly central role they play in the integration of engineering services in buildings, and in the incorporation of renewable technologies, the president insisted.

“It is also the case that, today, our membership – just like that of the MCAA – embraces many other specialisms, all of which sit comfortably under the ‘building and engineering services’ descriptor.”

He went on to stress that the name change was one element in a re-positioning exercise that will “enable our Association to provide its members with a wider range of services, enhance its influence with Government, and provide a natural home for all building engineering services specialists”.

Mr Shelley referred to the “close and positive relationship” which his Association had enjoyed with the MCAA over many decades, from which he believed that “both parties have derived tangible and significant benefits”.

“I am extremely pleased, to have this chance to further build upon the friendship and collaboration established by my predecessors,” he concluded.

Published on: April 3, 2012

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