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Panasonic - Savills Historic HQ Fitted with Panasonic Heating and Cooling System
Ireland’s leading real estate organisation, Savills, recently acquired additional office space in Dublin, right in the city centre, at a location where power supply was extremely challenging, with a grid operating at capacity. Coupled with this, the property itself is a famous listed building, housing the company’s 170 Dublin-based staff and provides state of the art hospitality and leisure facilities for the Savills employees. Ethos Engineering was...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Our Top Ten Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2015
As SIG Design and Technology kickstarts 2016 and the third anniversary of blogging about roof design, it’s time to revisit the tradition of the ‘top ten’ list. So which are the most popular posts we’ve written on our roofing design blog in 2015? Here is the first half of the top ten, in reverse order. Next we’ll share with you the top five. Check these out and tell us what you want to know about in 2016. Cue the music… 10. Electronic Leak Detection...Read More
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Frenger - University College Birmingham
Frenger were delighted to be specified for the supply of the “Radiant” Passive Multiservice Chilled Beam’s (MSCB’s) for the new University College Birmingham with a construction cost of £17 million. The new college stands at 7,600m² and facilitates 2,500 students. It has two 125 person lecture theatres, one 250 person lecture theatre, small and large teaching rooms, technology blocks and a 200 person cafeteria. The use of Frenger’s...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Under Floor Air Conditioning Promotes User Satisfaction
AET Flexible Space underfloor air conditioning systems offer fully functional indoor environmental control; with integrated controllers available for all units and full connectivity with house BMS using the latest flexvisor monitoring software. Underfloor systems are commonly used in office environments, utilising the plenum beneath a raised floor as the ventilation zone. Fully conditioned air is fed into the plenum by zonal downflow units (CAM), and then...Read More
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Knauf Airless is a Breeze on The Island
An unfinished multi-storey development has been transformed into a prestige apartment block with the aid of Airless Readymix Plasters developed by Knauf - the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems. The Island, a 20 storey block of one and two-bedroom apartments, occupies a prime position near the town centre of Croydon, Surrey, and offers buyers top quality features such as underfloor heating, multi-media...Read More
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Pilkington - Pyrostop® Fire Resistant Glass Provides a Safer Environment for...
The main purpose of a care home is to provide a pleasant and comfortable environment in which to address the health and care needs of residents. As with any building, ensuring protection for occupants should a fire break out is a vital consideration, but any safety measures must not come at the expense of residents’ ability to feel completely at home. This was the challenge facing NorseCare, Norfolk’s largest residential care home...Read More
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Daikin UK - Reprezent Radio Station Chills Out
Reprezent 107.3FM, London’s only youth-led radio station, can now breathe easy, thanks to the donation of a free air conditioning system installation from TechniCool Air Conditioning Ltd and Daikin UK. With an FM listenership of 120,000, Reprezent 107.3FM is the ‘voice of young London’ and campaigns on issues such as mental health, housing and youth unemployment. It has helped thousands of young people develop their skills and...Read More
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The Generator Company - Powerhire Rental Generator gives Lifeline to London...
Founded in 1733, this London hospital is one of the UK’s largest hospitals and also shares its site with a teaching school which trains NHS staff and carries out advanced medical research. It carries our tertiary care such as A&E, maternity services and care for older people and children. It is also a major acute hospital and offers specialist care for the more complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care...Read More
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Polyflor at Home Website gets a Makeover
Polyflor, the UK's luxury vinyl flooring specialist, has recently relaunched the Polyflor at Home website, to help make choosing a luxury vinyl floorcovering for the home as simple as possible. The new look website features the five Polyflor at Home brands - Camaro and Colonia luxury vinyl tiles, Camaro Loc interlocking vinyl tiles and luxury vinyl sheet flooring from the Designatex and Secura collections. Customers can easily browse...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Charities Benefit After Hampshire Firm Wins Award
Two charities have each received a cheque for £500 after renewable specialists Abel Environmental Services Ltd (AES), based in Romsey, won a special environmental award for installing a low carbon heating system that offers lower emissions and running costs. Manufacturer, Mitsubishi Electric presents an annual Green Gateway Award in recognition of outstanding customer service and adopting a sustainable approach, and in...Read More
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Bells Marquee - City of London Project - Bloomberg
Whilst London was enjoying it's Indian Summer, Bells carried out, with St. Pauls and the breath taking skyline of London in the background, the complex installation of 2 off 11KV 1500KVA Generators in the roof plantroom area. Amongst the many tough challenges on the project Bells had to design the enclosures to meet 62 dB(A) @ 1Mtr whilst achieving vibration isolation of greater than 99.1%, all within a height constraint of 3100mm...Read More
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ABB Helps Boulting Technology Reach Out to New Markets
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has lent its support to Boulting Technology, a leading UK manufacturer of electrical control systems, to help the firm integrate ABB’s Emax 2 circuit breaker into Boulting’s new range of future-proofed switchboards. The switchboards will help the panel builder move into the market for low voltage (LV) electrical switchboards with a fault rating of up to 100 kA. Most panel...Read More
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Schneider Electric - On the Eve of the Paris Climate Change Conference...
On the eve of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announces 10 commitments for sustainability aligned with the Planet & Society barometer, Schneider Electric's sustainability scorecard since 2005. These commitments are in line with the two-degree trajectory and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For Schneider Electric, these...Read More
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Cembrit - Cembonit Achieves First Class Finish
Cembrit Cembonit cladding has created a stylish finish for a new student accommodation in Liverpool. The Arch, which houses students from John Moores University, combines both traditional and modern exteriors, with the new building situated behind an original 19th Century façade. The Arch, formally a hotel building, opened to students in September 2014, providing 241 spacious student rooms in a combination of shared flats...Read More
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