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Airedale Chillers Provide Comfort Cooling to Tower of London
Cooling specialist, Airedale International, recently formed part of a complex project team delivering comfort cooling as part of a major refurbishment programme at the Tower of London. The Tower of London is one of six historic buildings under the care of independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces (HRP). As one of Britain’s most important historic buildings, and home to priceless treasures including the Crown Jewels, it is vital that any...Read More
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Waterloo Air Products - Students Benefit from Waterloo’s Air Distribution
As part of a major remodelling and refurbishment programme, several ranges of air terminal products designed by Waterloo Air Products Plc were specified by City University. A mix of VAV systems, grilles and diffusers were used extensively throughout the university’s Tait building in Spencer Street which houses the School of Engineering and Mathematics as well as the School of Health Sciences and the Oliver Thompson lecture theatre...Read More
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COMPCO Fire Systems - Oldbury Office Update
Since moving into our new factory and offices in Oldbury in September 2015, we have made good progress in setting up the fabrication workshop, store areas and archives. The fabrication facility is now fully operational and the developments of the in house products are now ready to be supplied. Work on the refurbishment of the existing offices and building of the new office extension is due to commence shortly and we aim to be...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Flat Roofs on Modernist Houses: a Grand Design...
The first project to kick off the 2015 season of Grand Designs was an enormous modern house inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion in Barcelona. The pavilion, an icon of modernist architecture, has inspired many a home; not least the Grade II listed Capel Manor House in Kent by Michael Manser. This house adds to this oeuvre on a massive scale, reflecting the footprint in two connected pavilion buildings spanning...Read More
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Levolux - Making the Grade in the USA
The new Essex Technical High School in Massachusetts, USA harnesses the latest building technology, including a striking external Infiniti Fin solar shading solution from Levolux, to deliver a first class environment for students and teachers alike. Opening in September 2014, this revolutionary new school was designed by Design Partnership of Cambridge to achieve LEED Silver Certification. The four storey development brings...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Clients Upgrade Controls at AET Flexible Space Installations
Clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, Tag Farnborough and Bloomberg have all opted to upgrade their existing systems with AET. After performing full system surveys it is evident that major controls upgrades would enhance the operation and energy efficiency thereby reducing running costs of the air conditioning systems. With services typically accounting for 50% of a buildings operating costs, this has significant financial...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Prestigious Golf Club Project brings Masterframe Sashes...
Halo fabricator Masterframe was delighted to provide the replacement windows for a challenging refurbishment contract at The Royal Troon Golf Club on the Ayrshire coast. The Club has a rich history, having been founded in 1878, and will be proudly hosting the Open Championship again in 2016. In order to welcome the world's top golfers for the event, refurbishment was needed to bring the building back to its best. Club members had...Read More
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Belimo Automation - CIBSE Accredited CPD Presentations
Belimo Automation is the global market leader in the development, production and marketing of actuator solutions for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Actuators and control valves make up the company’s core business. Belimo are proud to present three CIBSE accredited CPD’s entitled; Evolution of Pressure Independent Control Valves. This CPD details the timeline of the PICV (Pressure Independent Control Valves)...Read More
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ABB Power - Join us at DPSP Edinburgh
ABB to showcase solutions in automation & communication. The 13th IET International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection (DPSP) will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK from the 7th to the 10th of March 2016. This event gives participants the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in our industry. ABB, the world leader in Automation and Power Technologies, will be exhibiting at the...Read More
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Piller Shares the Load with Resounding Success
High efficiency central converter systems to dramatically reduce environmental impact at major Saudi airport. It has been reported that Airports can be some of the world’s main sources of air pollution, their daily activities contributing significantly to pollution levels, with concomitant negative effects upon the health of local residents. With reports of CO2 emissions being responsible for significant increases in the rates of asthma and...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps Makes the Shortlist
Grundfos Pumps are proud that they have been nominated in multiple categories in two separate prestigious industry awards – the H&V Awards and PIA (pump industry) awards. The Grundfos TPE2/TPE3 families of vertical in-line pumps are shortlisted within both awards. In the PIA awards, they have an opportunity to win the Technical Innovation of the Year - in the products category. The new Alder Hey in the Park hospital features as a finalist...Read More
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Kingspan’s Haulier Gains FORS Silver Accreditation
Kingspan Access Floors’ haulier, D&P Haulage, has gained FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Silver accreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its fleet and its commitment to drastically improve safety, environmental impact and efficiency. FORS is a membership scheme set up to establish industry benchmarks and acknowledge operational efficiency within the freight industry. Through encouraging and...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Animation Explains New Approach to Heating for New-Build...
Heat pump manufacturer, Mitsubishi Electric has just released a short animation which explains the new approach to heating and hot water provision now available from the latest addition to the Ecodan range of air source heat pumps. As the nation looks to build new homes to meet demand, the hot water requirements of these houses requires a different approach, to help reduce emissions whilst delivering warm and cosy places for people to live...Read More
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Cummins Powers Up for Stage V at BAUMA
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will present the next generation of ultra-clean engines at the BAUMA show (Munich, April 11-17) designed to meet European Union Stage V emissions regulations commencing in 2019 for construction, mining and materials handling equipment. Across a broad 55 kW to 300 kW output range (74 hp to 400 hp), these engines will go beyond meeting Stage V near-zero emissions regulations to bring an increase in...Read More
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Other Industry News
Purus - 114 Security Gullies Supplied to Llandough Hospital
Panasonic’s Guide to R32
Polyflor’s - Acoustic Flooring Helps Create Peace & Quiet at Northampton Academy
Marshall-Tufflex - New Marshall-Tufflex Sales Rep Drives His Career in a Different Direction
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