We are the dedicated organisation for ductwork contractors, allied suppliers and manufacturers of equipment for ventilation and air conditioning.
- Malcolm Moss
Ductwork is a vital part of air movement systems, and helps to support both comfort and health for building occupants. Quality ductwork that is manufactured and fitted to high standards is vital for energy efficient and productive operation of buildings – and that is what ADCAS promotes through its work on standards and legislation in the industry.
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Each year the CIBSE Technical Symposium programme is created from reviewed papers and case studies that have been submitted from a broad spectrum of professional and academic practitioners. Read more..continue reading →
ADCAS – the Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services – is assisting in implementing a new apprenticeship standard as part of the Government’s Trailblazer initiative. What is trailblazer? In 2013, the Government proposed a series of changes to apprenticeships, outlining the key points in a report entitled ‘The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan’. Trailblazer was introduced in order to make apprenticeships more relevant, ensuring that competencies are tested more rigorously and that grading is introduced for assessments in order to better evaluate performance levels. This new initiative is designed to give employers the responsibility for standards and assessment, equipping apprentices with the skills that they will need […]continue reading →
Firetrace Ductwork Ltd is reminding organisations to consider their responsibilities and legal liability when specifying or installing fire rated ductwork. As made clear in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, those involved in the provision of fire protection at any level are liable for its effectiveness in the event of a fire. Those with responsibility for the specification of materials and/or the appointment of the contractor must ensure that they can prove competency for the fire protection materials used. There have been recent examples of unscrupulous organisations failing to supply and install systems as originally tested and, in some cases, companies signing off installations without visiting […]continue reading →