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Grundfos have a Sporting Chance in Brazil
The connection between major international sporting events and Brazil will be even more closely associated after this summer. Following hot on the heels of the recent World Cup, this summer Brazil has once again stepped onto the world stage, this time to act as host for the biggest sporting event of them all. Acting as the host city, Rio is already famous for its fabulous beaches and its colourful 5-day carnival. With events being...Read More
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Pilkington UK - Solar-Control Glazing Helps Kent Furniture Showroom Keep its Cool
Full-height glazing creates bright and airy spaces and sweeping vistas for occupants. However, replacing bricks and mortar with glass can make the interior climate more difficult to control - unless the right specification of glass is used. This was the challenge that faced the designers of a new headquarters building for Kent-based contract furniture supplier Pineapple Contracts. The building was to contain office space for 45 employees...Read More
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The Generator Company - Powerhire - LV & HV Loadbank Testing for Global...
Powerhire were recently contacted by a worldwide rotary UPS Company for the provision of Loadbank testing to commission additional MVA of rotary UPS for an expanding manufacturing plant of a leading technology Company. This Company is a world-class Nasdaq-100 technology company with 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications...Read More
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Wielandís Metalynx² System Makes the Right Connection at 30 Broadwick Street
Wieland Electricís popular Metalynx² modular wiring system was the preferred choice for all power and lighting distribution throughout the recent refurbishment of 30 Broadwick Street based in Soho, Central London. The BREEAM ĎExcellentí rated project undertaken by BAM Construction Ltd was part of a £30m scheme for a new retail and office complex for building owners Great Portland Estates. The project involved partial demolition...Read More
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ABB LV - Solar Impulse Arrives in Europe, Pointing the Way to the Future of...
The pioneering solar aircraft has completed the first flight of its kind across the Atlantic, proving that the latest generation of sustainable technologies can enable a new era of environmentally friendly transport systems and solutions. Solar Impulse, a groundbreaking solar aircraft, completed a 71-hour transatlantic flight from New York to Seville in the course of its remarkable round-the-world journey, which began last year in Abu Dhabi. The airplane...Read More
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Complete Stair Systems - New Showroom Spiral
Our model 71 spiral staircase has been our best selling domestic spiral for many years. It is a very modern, light and open spiral stair constructed with hardwood treads and brushed stainless steel centre column barrels. As it is a bespoke creation each model we supply is unique with the going, platform and entry and exit points designed specifically for the application. Over the years we have developed the spiral beyond the standard...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - What does the Brexit Vote Mean? - a CEOís Perspective
It is hard to refute the overwhelming declarations by learned economists before the referendum that Brexit would be bad news for the UK economically. On the face of it, the result of the referendum is not great for anyone who wants the UK to prosper. The comments from other leaders such as Obama also imply that we will have a smaller voice on the world stage. The fact that the Leave campaign was beleaguered by people...Read More
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Polyflor - Affinity255 Delights Diners at Enfields Kitchen
Hard wearing luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflorís Affinity255 PUR collection of high-design wood effect flooring were recently chosen for the refurbishment of Enfields Kitchen, a student run restaurant at Gateshead College. Affinity255 PUR luxury vinyl tiles in the popular Huckleberry Oak design were installed by local flooring contractor Floorstyles-Direct in the restaurantís dining area. Situated at Gateshead Collegeís Baltic...Read More
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Cembrit Expands its Sales Team
Cembrit, the leading roofing and cladding specialist, has strengthened its UK sales force, with the appointment of two new regional sales managers. With experience in the roofing sector, Andrew Moore and Richard Evans will join the pitch roofing sales team, selling natural and fibre cement slates in the London and North Wales respectively. Andrew Moore brings with him over thirty years of construction industry experience, having...Read More
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EVDS - Evac Turns Residential
EVDS Ltd have recently installed a vacuum drainage system into 16 residential flats in Summertown Oxford. Previously two storeys of office space stood above a Marks & Spencer store when a developer purchased the premises to convert into apartments. With there being an issue with taking the drainage down into the supermarket below the design consultant Elementa was able to recognise the benefits of a flexible drainage system...Read More
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Viessmannís New Infomobile Demonstration Vehicle to Tour Great Britain
Viessmann has unveiled a new Infomobile display vehicle which will demonstrate its leading-edge technologies to installers throughout Great Britain and show consumers how they can save energy and lower fuel bills through "German Engineering for your home." The Infomobile is now visiting merchant branches throughout the country, as well as visiting retail premises, town centres and outdoor events. Striking in its Viessmann...Read More
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Flowcrete Polandís Biggest Project at the Countryís Tallest Office Building
In June, the Warsaw Spire became the tallest office building in Poland! Flowcrete took part in the impressive project, providing over 70,000m² of seamless resin coatings for the buildingís underground car park. Warsaw Spire is a complex consisting of three buildings: a 220-metre high-rise and two other office buildings, each 55 metres high. The development is within an area called the European Square, where visitors can also find trees...Read More
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Daikin Applied UK Expands its Chiller Sales Force
Daikin Applied UK (LTD) (DAPUK) is pleased to announce the expansion of their Chiller sales force in the south. Danny Quinn joined DAPUK on Monday 6th June 2016 as Sales Account Manager for Chiller products. Danny joins the company with over 20 yearsí experience in the industry with a strong background in Chiller sales and business development. He will be focusing mainly on the consultant market place...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - VEKA Fabricator Darwen Windows gets Secured By Design
Darwen Windows, a Lancashire-based fabricator of industry-leading PVC-U window and door systems from The VEKA UK Group has announced its recent attainment of the revered Secured By Design (SBD) accreditation and British Standard PAS24 certification. The Secured By Design initiative, established by the UK Police in 1989, aims to 'design out crime' by recognising companies that incorporate fail-safe security features...Read More
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Airedale International - Summer: Donít Let it be a Season of Downtime
2015 was the Earthís hottest year on record, and climate researchers predict that the planetís average surface temperature will be even higher overall in 2016, with summertime temperatures being the hottest ever across the globe. This means that when the outside temperatures rise, so does the pressure on your HVAC equipment. An increase in external temperatures can easily raise temperatures inside a facility, forcing systems...Read More
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Other Industry News
Schneider Electric Appoints Thomas Belaisch as Vice President Partner Retail UK
Gilberts (Blackpool) - Delivering the Data on IT Ventilation
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