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JCB Broadcrown Delivers Critical Standby Power to Hospital
JCB Broadcrown has completed a significant design, manufacture and installation project, to deliver 4,500kVA of critical power supply back-up generators to the recently constructed St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. Six bespoke generator sets have been installed as part of the 10 year, £1.1bn, Barts Health NHS Trust project, which is being delivered by a consortium led by main contractor Skanska UK Plc. The project includes the...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Re-Roofing a Building when in Use: Vue Cinema...
When this multi-screen cinema on the outskirts of Doncaster needed a section of its asphalt flat roof refurbished as part of extension and maintenance works, the owners needed the building to stay open to the public throughout the installation. SIG Design and Technology explain how this was done. The 750m² roof, located in the centre of the cinema above a stair and lift core and projection rooms, was covered with a lot of mounted plant...Read More
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Advanced - Latest Projects
Modular Buildings - Being loaded for dispatch today is a 12 x 4.5 Meter ADVANCED designed & built switchgear housing which will be located on a main railway line in Scotland.  Hermes Distribution - Two Cummins diesel generators - an 1100 Kva and 1675kVA along with a 50 degree radiator for an existing on site generator was shipped today to the global headquarters of Hermes Distribution, for installation into a newly built plant room...Read More
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Gilberts Supports Liverpool’s ‘Premier League’ Bid & Delivers Added Value
Liverpool is aiming to move into the ‘Premier League’ in exhibition venues, supported by local engineering excellence and expertise. The new £66m Exhibition Centre Liverpool, built by ISG, is Europe’s only purpose-built inter-connecting Arena, Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre, providing 8,100m² of space in a complex that also includes the new four-star hotel Pullman Liverpool. Bob Pattey, chief executive of the ACC Liverpool, says...Read More
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Power Capacitors App goes Apple
Since its launch the Free Power Capacitors App has been a huge hit with specifiers and contractors alike. Their Power Factor Correction App is the only Free App available to calculate not only Power Factor, but also the Carbon Emission savings with every potential piece of equipment. Until now it had only one fault, it was only available on Android. Not any more. Power Capacitors have recently launched the Apple version on iTunes...Read More
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Cembrit - Spanish Natural Slates Fit the Supermarket Bill
Following approval from East Herts Council, a disused estate has been regenerated to include a multi-million pound supermarket and maltings. The site is now home to a large ASDA store, which has brought more than 100 jobs to the local community in Ware, Hertfordshire. Bracknell Roofing was appointed as the roofing contractor for this project by the main contractor, Mace Group. Working closely together...Read More
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SHM Metering - Schneider Systems & Meters
Increasingly software is run as a service, but for critical applications on-site software is the right solution. For the most secure and comprehensive Electricity Management and Monitoring applications PME by Schneider is the most advanced Electricity Management System available. Power Monitoring Expert (PME) monitors everything that can be imagined in electricity supply. Everything from simple meter reading and 30 minute...Read More
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Knauf Spray Plaster Assists with Rapid Build Speeds
Working on its first venture in the UK market, specialist offsite construction company, Danilith, specified Knauf Airless Finish spray plaster to significantly increase the build speed of its project in Norfolk. With a unique construction method, using factory produced brick faced insulated panels, external windows, doors and electrical conduits built in, Danilith can deliver a bespoke home in just 18 weeks. Assisting with the rapid build time...Read More
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Munters Low Dewpoint Dry Room at Sharp Laboratories of Europe
Munters, global leaders in energy efficient air treatment, has delivered a low dewpoint dry room at Sharp Laboratories of Europe. The turnkey project included the supply and installation of a dry room for the companies’ research into battery solutions. Sharp Laboratories of Europe carries out research into new ideas for Sharp’s innovative technologies including mobile phones, laptops, televisions and battery solutions. The company...Read More
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Breathing Buildings in Top 50 Cleantech Growth Companies
Breathing Buildings is pleased to announce that it is included in the new listing of the top 50 cleantech growth companies unveiled at the Cambridge Cleantech Conference, 14 June 2016. The list of the next generation of cleantech growth companies was compiled by Cambridge Cleantech and KPMG. The list is comprised of those companies which have developed beyond the start-up phase and are showing real growth against...Read More
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ABB PMA - Setting New Standards - New 3D Scanner
Here at PMA, our Research & Development team are dedicated to ensuring we remain at the forefront of the cable protection industry; setting new standards and beginning new trends that others may follow. Our wish is to continue to be the global leading brand in cable protection solutions, and to produce the highest quality, most reliable, and respected products available - standing at the edge of modern technology. This is why...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - New Sales Engineer boosts Marshall-Tufflex Sales Force
Naomi Newberry is cable management specialist Marshall-Tufflex’s new Area Sales Engineer covering Essex, East London, North East London, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Naomi joins the market-leader from a nationwide alarm and security system provider, having worked in the building industry for many years. Previous roles have included working with contractors and wholesalers, standing her in good...Read More
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Panasonic PRO Awards 2016, Now Open for Entries!
Panasonic Heating and Cooling is delighted to announce that the second PRO Awards is now open for entries. Panasonic is inviting entries from installers, specifiers and consultants, for a chance to win a prestigious PRO Awards 2016 Trophy. Additionally, successful applicants will gain recognition, PR exposure, plus an invitation to join a VIP trip to visit Panasonic’s HQ in Japan. The Panasonic PRO Awards celebrates industry...Read More
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danfloor - Come & See Us in October
October will be a busy month for danfloor as we will be showcasing our product range at two key healthcare shows. The first of which will be the Healthcare Estates Show in Manchester 4-5th October and the second will be the annual Care and Dementia Show at The NEC in Birmingham the week after, 11-12th October. Both shows offer the ideal platform for us to meet with new and existing customers and to display our product range...Read More
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Other Industry News
Monodraught - Hybrid Lighting can Help your Office become more Energy Efficient
The VEKA UK Group - Elliot Pedals up Valuable Support for Charity
Polyflor Flooring Creates Eye-Catching Design at Havering College
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