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Legrand - Time to Stop Playing with Fire
Future proofing a data cabling installation is not simply a ‘just in case’ measure; it’s driven by the absolute knowledge that at some point in the future the cabling configuration will need to change. In the case of data centres, it may be because new clients are moving in and the data cabling needs to be increased, which is a scenario that frequently affects co-location data centres. When it comes to fire stopping, refurbishment costs and disruption...Read More
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Construction Specialties UK - Hospital Wall Protection at Royal Oldham A&E...
The Royal Oldham Hospital, owned and operated by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, has recently completed an extensive £4m refurbishment and expansion project designed by the IBI Group, and carried out by Vinci Construction. As part of the redevelopment process, the IBI Group wanted to create a non-clinical environment for patients to help reduce patient anxiety when visiting A&E, but were concerned about the robustness...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Best Practice for your Green Roof
Green roofs are now one of the ‘must haves’ amongst architects, homeowners, commercial developers and office owners seeking to enhance the environment or comply as sustainability in a planning proposal. But despite the fact that the market for green roofs has expanded at real pace in the past 10-15 years, and that a specialist and dedicated group of experts has emerged, there is still much misinformation about the best...Read More
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Polyflor’s Affinity255 Flooring Helps to Refurbish Cancer Care Centre
Vinyl flooring from Manchester-based manufacturer Polyflor was recently used to help refurbish Beechwood Cancer Care Centre in Stockport, Greater Manchester in time to celebrate 25 years of supporting cancer patients. Affinity255 heavy commercial luxury vinyl tiles in the Saw Mill Oak design were installed in communal meeting areas at the centre free of charge by Manchester based flooring retailers Pauls Floors with help...Read More
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Condair Humidifies Drupa Halls
Print humidification specialist, Condair, is creating Europe’s largest temporary humidification system at Drupa 2016 to maintain the optimum humidity in both the Heidelberg hall 1 and the Hewlett Packard hall 17. Draabe TurboFogNeo 8 high pressure humidifiers are being suspended from the halls’ ceilings during the exhibition to maintain an optimum 55% relative humidity (%RH) for the perfect demonstration of the printing...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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TORMAX - ZIG ZAG Access Zipped Up with TORMAX
TORMAX has supplied and installed over twenty automatic entrances to the prestigious ZIG ZAG building, London Victoria. In addition to two glass revolving doors to the main office entrance, TORMAX was responsible for the automatic sliding and swing doors installed to various restaurants including Jamie’s Italian and Iberica. "This has been a significant project worth over £200k," confirms MD for TORMAX, Simon Roberts...Read More
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LG Electronics - Exciting New Options for Training from the LG Training Academy
The fully equipped LG Training Academy in Weybridge, Surrey, has celebrated 6 months of operation since it was launched, and it’s seen encouraging numbers of engineers and specifiers passing through its doors taking advantage of the huge amount of LG HVAC equipment, including Air Conditioning, Heating, Heat recovery, Ventilation and the high-end central controls that are permanently sited in the academy. LG Electronics is passionate...Read More
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ABB Wins Order of More than $250 Million to Connect the World’s Largest Offshore...
ABB has won an order worth more than $250 million from Danish energy company DONG Energy to deliver a 220-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage cable system that will connect the Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea to the UK mainland grid. This is the third project that ABB will execute for DONG Energy, following the Burbo Bank Extension and Walney Extension links in the Irish Sea. Hornsea Project One will be...Read More
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Knauf - Upgrade Proves Knauf’s Continued UK Investment
Increased demand for plasterboard in the UK and Ireland has prompted a significant investment from Knauf into its manufacturing facilities in Immingham, a testament to the company’s commitment to UK manufacturing. Knauf, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems, has recently made upgrades to its production line allowing for a substantial increase in productivity. Re-investment into...Read More
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Gilberts of Blackpool - Merging Theory & Practice
The role of natural ventilation in the built environment is being taken from theory into practice for students at University of Nottingham. As part of BEng and MEng degrees in Architectural Environment Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering has utilised the external expertise of Roy Jones, Technical Director at Britain’s leading independent air movement specialist Gilberts (Blackpool) Ltd. Thus 80 students on the courses have...Read More
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Fulton Fleet Investment Reinforces Aftercare Team
With the company already launching a new, radically-designed vertical steam boiler and celebrating 50 years of manufacturing in the UK in 2016, Fulton could be forgiven for concentrating its efforts on these two major events. But, as sales and marketing manager Doug Howarth explains, following an extensive review of its existing aftercare fleet, Fulton has secured eight new commercial vehicles, enabling the company to provide a more...Read More
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danfloor - Mindful Design
With the Government pledging to deliver a revolution in general mental health treatment there is increased pressure to improve services and care for an increasing number of vulnerable people. Investing in good design is not only important for the service user’s safety, but can also have a profound effect on their psychological well-being. Supportive and welcoming environments can have a positive effect on all users of a facility. Research...Read More
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ARDEX Nominated for Best Innovation Award
In 2015, ARDEX UK launched its new Specialist Plaster and Wall Repair Product range. Unlike traditional plasters and repair mortars, ARDEX products meet the demands of projects that require quick turnarounds by producing a strong, durable surface that can receive finishes in as little as one hour. A key product in the range is ARDEX A 950 Multi-Purpose Renovation Compound. With excellent slump-free properties and deep-fill capabilities...Read More
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