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Gent Protecting Glasgow’s Prestigious Commercial Property
Since its official completion in April 2015, One West Regent Street has attracted a number of office and restaurant occupiers. The first significant Grade A office building to be constructed in Glasgow’s city centre for more than five years, it was developed by Clearbell, together with M&G Real Estate, and comprises 143,000 square foot of office and retail space over eleven levels, providing a welcome boost to the city’s commercial property...Read More
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Construction Specialties - 5 Reasons Permanent Entrance Matting Beats a Throw...
In busy public buildings, it seems as though every day you walk across a cheap looking, throw-down mat, with a hastily erected "CAUTION – Wet Floor" sign at the end of it. As advocates for beautiful buildings and great visitor experiences, this really makes us cringe. In our minds, these warning signs (see what we did there?) point to a critical failure in the design of the building’s entrance. Someone has either forgotten...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Johnson Matthey Overhauls Steam Distribution Network
Chemical specialist Johnson Matthey has overhauled the steam distribution network at its Billingham plant, saving approximately £60,000 per annum on heat losses alone, as well as significantly reducing maintenance costs. The Billingham site’s processes and office heating was supplied by a neighbouring facility via an oversized steam line - 36 inches in diameter and more than 1000m in length - which also lacked...Read More
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Frenger - 65 Southwark Street
Frenger provide "Slim Line" Multiservice Chilled Beams (MSCB’s) that are only 133mm deep and that provide in excess of 500 watts waterside cooling per meter with minimum fresh air for the respiratory requirements of the occupants to enable the most energy efficient air conditioning solution. Frenger also inhouse designed, manufactured and Photometric tested LED continuous lighting to provide energy savings and long life...Read More
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Piller Protects Contact Lenses Production
Essilor, the world leader for corrective lenses with presence in more than 100 countries has, since 2004, relied on Piller UPS competence in power conditioning and outage protection for the company's contact lenses manufacturing plant situated close to Lisbon, Portugal. The Piller system ensures a reliable and stable power supply by utilising a containerised UNIBLOCK DRUPS system variation to the plant room solution. Tomás Arlegui...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - British Engineering takes the Floor in Hong Kong
British engineering is taking the floor in Hong Kong (the special administrative region of China) with the execution of a significant export order for ventilation components. Gilberts Blackpool - the UK’s leading independent air movement specialist, has shipped over 1000 of its aluminium floor grille cassettes, each 600mmm x 600mm, to the Oriental state, for use in a premium quality data centre. "It’s a bit like sending coal to Newcastle...Read More
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Advanced - Latest Projects During August 2016
Nuclear Power - A match pair of very high specification enclosures were designed and manufactured at Advanced, fitted out and tested with our client’s switchgear before being wrapped and dispatched to the UK power plant. Concrete Power - This 110Kva Cummins enclosed diesel generator will act as primary power for a mobile concrete batching plant used to produce central reservation barriers. Kitchen Cupboard Power - A national...Read More
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Heat Mat Showcases Big City Solutions at London Build 2016
Heat Mat Underfloor Heating will be taking part in London Build 2016 at Olympia in London on 26th and 27th October 2016. The show, aimed at a range of construction professionals, is the ideal event for Heat Mat to show case their innovative heating solutions and frost protection systems. Heat Mat will be presenting their range of electric underfloor heating solutions including a new easy-to-install and incredibly thin Combymat System for...Read More
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Daikin Applied Delivers Successful ARUP’s Placement
Daikin Applied has delivered its third successful consulting engineering placement with ARUP one of the world’s leading engineering and design companies with offices worldwide. James Henley, Chiller Product Manager, says "At Daikin Applied we care passionately about Chillers, Air Handling Units and the wider HVAC market. Our aim is to share our expertise both through in-house apprentice scheme, graduate program and...Read More
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Pilkington Rolls Out Second Edition of Glass in Architecture
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, rolled out the second UK edition of its prestigious Glass in Architecture book at this year’s Glasstec trade fair in Dusseldorf on 20th - 23rd September 2016. The book, originally launched in 2011, showcases some of the most prestigious architectural projects around the world, from public buildings to private homes. It is inspired by the most creative uses of glass in buildings today...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Very Funky Filtered Square IP44 Wall Light
Are you in doubt as to whether to buy an outdoor light that shines light upwards or downwards? Or do you want both? With this fitting you do not have to make the decision beforehand as you can be your own lighting designer. This nifty little wall light comes with three pairs of drop-in gobos (patterned disks) and one solid disk for blocking light. This gives you the chance to choose many different patterns by simply changing the gobo filter...Read More
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Panasonic Announces PRO Awards Deadline Extension
Panasonic has announced a deadline extension for submitting entries into the PRO Awards 2016. Installers, Architects, Consultants, Distributors and Engineers will now have until 31st October 2016 to put their best projects forward. The PRO Awards are free to enter and open to projects featuring Panasonic heating and cooling systems, in a residential, public authority or commercial environment. There are many great prizes up...Read More
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Dunham-Bush Appoints New Sales Manager
Dunham-Bush Ltd, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heat emitters and chillers, has appointed Jason Boshell as Regional Sales Manager (Heating) for Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the HVAC market, Jason brings with him extensive technical knowledge, while his consulting background ensures that he is able to co-ordinate and understand every stage of a project...Read More
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Viessmann Giving Installers the Chance to Claim a Free Vitodens 100-W Boiler
Viessmann has launched a ‘Buy 10, get one free’ offer for all Gas Safe Registered installers on the UK mainland, plus an additional separate scheme running in Ireland. By purchasing 10 Vitodens domestic boilers (up to 60 kW output) or 10 Vitocell cylinders between 1st July and 31st December 2016, or a combination thereof, installers will be entitled to receive completely free of charge a new Vitodens 100-W boiler with the latest...Read More
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Other Industry News
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