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Piller UK Rises to the Challenges of Complex Project Delivery within the City of...
When the Investment Banking Division of one of the World’s largest Banking institutions wanted to upgrade power infrastructure resilience at one of its key sites in the City of London, there were two significant issues driving the selection of the solution to be adopted. The adoption of technology that offered the highest possible power density along with an energy storage capacity that minimised the number of engine starts was essential...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Curved Odyssey Trunking’s Sleek Lines for New Offices
Leading cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex’s Odyssey trunking system’s curved profile and smooth lines have ensured a sleek look at new office development, Kings Ash House in Torbay. Supplied by Newey & Eyre in Plymouth, Odyssey was installed as part of a £1million makeover of Kings Ash House, comprising of a full internal fit-out to create 30 modern, multi-use offices, completed by the Torbay Development Agency...Read More
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Socomec Showcases Innovative Power & Energy Performance of Rail Transport at...
As a highly dynamic sector and with a drive towards sustainable development, rail transport is undergoing huge changes. With its expertise and solutions, Socomec is helping rail transport professionals to meet tomorrow’s challenges: to secure rapidly increasing traffic, to modernise networks while reducing operating costs, and to optimise energy consumption. Socomec will be exhibiting on the French pavilion...Read More
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ESG - Cheapside Offices - Central London
Cheapside in central London is nothing like the name might suggest. This highly sought after location is just a few hundred yards from the Bank of England. Office space in this area commands the premium rates that only a few cities around the world can. The clients that are willing to pay these rates demand the very best when it comes to the fixtures, fittings and facilities of these offices. ESG have recently been involved in a six figure refit...Read More
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ABB to Supply Special Transformers for the World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbines
ABB will deploy 40 special transformers to equip wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The MHI Vestas Offshore Wind turbines are 195 m (640 ft) tall - around two-thirds the height of the Eiffel Tower - and weigh 1000 metric tons, approximately double a fully-loaded Airbus A380 plane. Its 80 m (262 ft) rotor blades sweep through an area equivalent of three soccer fields and can produce up to eight megawatts of power...Read More
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Heat Mat - Underfloor Heating for Luxury Apartments in Horsham, West Sussex
Heat Mat’s 160W underfloor heating mats have been installed at a luxury development in Horsham, West Sussex. F3Group, the developers of Linden House, were granted consent for change of use to convert the building into apartments. The Portland Stone façade of the original commercial offices was retained, while the inside has been transformed into 51 high-spec homes. The building has been designed so each of the open-plan...Read More
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Complete Stair Systems - Staircase Photo Competition Winner
Each year we run a competition which is open to all our customers. A new iPad is awarded to the customer that sends us the best set of pictures of the staircase we supplied. This is always very popular and this year we saw people going to great lengths - so thank you to all that entered. The competition is judged by a local photography firm ‘romseyfotografix‘ who decides who wins the first prize of an iPad and the runner up, a kindle fire...Read More
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TORMAX Automates Glass Arch Access
Delivering invisible automation to a new arched glass doorway, TORMAX was contracted to install their technologically advanced iMotion 1401 operator into the stone floor of the entrance to the Porter’s Lodge, Christ Church at Oxford University. Ideal for period properties such as this, the iMotion 1401 makes it possible to benefit from the convenience of an automatic entrance, without interfering with an historic façade. The Porter’s...Read More
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Grundfos Checkout Check-in
As part of an agreement between Grundfos and a major hotel chain, Grundfos had the opportunity to undertake an Energy Check survey on a large hotel in the south of England. These checks provide an accurate, timely and comprehensive way to establish a current pump systems performance. Not only that, but an Energy Check with Grundfos, also provides various post-analysis reports that offer details such as the potential savings...Read More
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Flowcrete Group Appoints Craig Brookes as President
Flowcrete Group Ltd has appointed Craig Brookes, previously the Flowcrete Group Vice-President and International Managing Director, to spearhead global operations as its new President. The global leader in polymer flooring technology promoted Mr Brookes to the role after former President, Mark Greaves, stepped up as President of The Euclid Group, the construction chemicals group within the multi-national company, RPM...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Woodhouse Eaves East Midlands
A recent East Midlands development of £1million houses has shown you can make big savings on façades without compromising quality. If you’re building for the top end of the housing market, every detail of a home is going to be subject to the closest scrutiny. Nottingham-based developers Willmark Homes knew when they set out to build eight luxury properties with landscaped gardens on a five-acre site in a historic Leicestershire village...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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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Helping Take the Heat out of Science Lessons
Leading air movement specialist Gilberts (Blackpool) Ltd has solved the problem of ensuring effective natural ventilation in every teaching area. Rooms such as IT suites and science laboratories historically suffer from greater ‘pollution’ than other classrooms within a school, because of the heat and carbon dioxide generated by running of computers, burners etc, which some natural ventilation systems struggle to address...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Tottenham Court Road Underground Station Refurbishment
Tottenham Court Road Underground Station opened as part of the Central London Railway (CLR) on 30th July 1900. Today, its location in the capital means it connects over 150,000 passengers daily; a figure that is expected to increase to over 200,000 when Cross Rail serves the station in 2018. Throughout 2015 DMC Contracts Ltd, a main contractor for refurbishment works on London Underground, working alongside Taylor Woodrow...Read More
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Other Industry News
Polyflor - Affinity255 Flooring Creates a Bold Design at Nottingham Girls’ High School
Panasonic ECO G Installed at Energy-Efficient Office in Italy
Monodraught Sponsors "Raw" Art Event with Buckinghamshire Mind
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