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Gilberts Helps Breathe New Life into Olympic Stadium
Corporate visitors to the former Olympic Stadium, now the home of West Ham United and UK Athletics, will enjoy a comfortable internal environment, thanks to British engineering expertise. Main contractor Balfour Beatty has spent two years transforming the iconic building to enable it to double up as home ground for the Premier League club, and the stage for world athletics championships. Work has included a new roof, accommodation...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Historic 196 Deansgate in Manchester Adopts Under Floor...
AET Flexible Space, leading provider of under floor air conditioning systems, is proud to have been part of the phased refurbishment of the historic building at 196 Deansgate in Manchester. Situated in the city centre on what is probably Manchester’s best known streets with close proximity to Spinningfields, the architecturally stunning building has a Grade II listed façade and has attracted significant interest by potential tenants to...Read More
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Polyflor - Expona Flooring is Fashion Forward at Handbag Clinic
High design luxury vinyl tile flooring from Polyflor’s Expona Commercial collection was recently chosen as part of a sophisticated and stylish interior design scheme for Handbag Clinic in Islington, London. Handbag Clinic specialises in the care, repair and restoration of designer handbags and leather fashion accessories, as well as selling preowned luxury goods in their handbag boutique. The design scheme for the Islington...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Ecodan Cascade Heat Pumps Work in Hybrid Situation with...
Heating a Georgian country house in rural Shropshire was costing a small fortune in oil for the owner but there were also limits on how much improvement could be made to the thermal properties of the Grade II listed property. Originally built in 1794, Henlle Hall, in Gobowen near Oswestry is the home of Cosmo Lloyd and his family who have developed the grounds of the estate into a unique, award-winning, and relaxing...Read More
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Unitrunk Supports Installer Skills with New Training Videos
Unitrunk has launched a series of instructional video clips to ensure that installers maximise the rapid installation benefits of fast fit cable basket systems like EasyConnect. Available to view on the company’s website or on YouTube, the videos have been designed to help installers improve skills in cutting and forming bends, tees and other bespoke sections on site. The move aims to ensure that speed of installation is maximised...Read More
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The Generator Company Back-up Generator System Upgrade at UK’s Largest...
The Generator Company have been working with one of the UK’s largest London hospitals for almost 20 years, providing them with bespoke highly engineered backup generator systems and products, generator system servicing and maintenance as well as any generator system advice or emergency generator power, as and when required. Founded in 1733, this London hospital is one of the UK’s largest hospitals, sharing its...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Pipe Support Inserts - Do you need Them?
All suspended pipework needs supporting with pipe support clips of some form, but when it comes to insulating the supported area, what do you use? BS 5970: 2012 is the British Standard for the thermal insulation of pipework, ductwork, associated equipment and other industrial installations in the temperature range of - 100°C to +870°C. It recommends that in these applications, insulated pipe support inserts should be used and...Read More
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Samsung Transforms Planning & Design for Installers with Launch of 360 Cassette...
Samsung Electronics, a world leader in heating and cooling, has launched another innovative design app for installers. The Samsung 360 Cassette app allows businesses to see what their workspace will look like with the world’s first Circular air conditioning cassette unit fitted. The app enables businesses to use augmented reality to superimpose Samsung’s revolutionary new product onto any ceiling, and even adjust position...Read More
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DMS - DMS1008 – Data Logger
The DMS Metering Solutions DMS-1008 family of controllers with WIFI capability are flexible data logging devices, targeted at submetering, energy monitoring and data logging applications. They provide a wealth of options for gathering data and storing it. All of the DMS-1008 models support pulse meter devices via their digital inputs as a minimum and the MM, WM and MB models are equipped with additional interfaces for...Read More
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SPC - Using Heat Pipes to Enhance Dehumidification in the UK
Heat pipes have been widely used for dehumidification in hot and humid countries - particularly in the Middle East - for many years. According to SPC, despite the UK’s less extreme climate, the technology can be successfully used to enhance dehumidification in this country, and, as an installation at a UK hospital demonstrates, payback periods can be under three years. Richard Meskimmon, technical manager at...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - ‘Rolls-Royce’ of Toilets Opens Pub Doors to All
A ‘Rolls-Royce” of accessible toilets has opened its doors, at a Cambridgeshire pub. JD Wetherspoon has completed a £2.8m upgrade and refurbishment of Sandford House, and the adjacent George Hall, in Huntingdon, to create its new pub restaurant and 20+ bedroomed hotel. Once the home of Charles Sandford Windover, coachbuilder for royalty and Rolls-Royce, the venue reflects that history in its décor...Read More
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Legrand - Looking to the Year Ahead
With Christmas just around the corner and the New Year celebrations on the horizon, Tony Greig CEO at Legrand UK & Ireland, offers some final thoughts on the last 12 months and expectations for 2017. While there are many themes that will continue to gain traction in the coming months; BIM and the continuing growth of smart technology are expected to lead the charge - that, and of course Brexit - which needs no...Read More
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Advanced - Latest Projects during November 2016
House Backup Power - More and more large residential houses are choosing to procure their own emergency power supply. This 38kva Cummins enclosed diesel generator was supplied to a local 6 bedroom new build dwelling, and will power the whole house and swimming pool in the event of a mains failure. Testing Power - This 2250Kva MTU 11,000 Volt diesel generator was fitted into an Advanced designed and manufactured...Read More
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ABB Power Grids - Bright Spark Apprentice Technician Wins IET Award...
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the winners of its annual Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards, which recognise individuals who have made exceptional engineering contributions to their profession or operational area. Josh Barber was chosen as Apprentice of the Year from a shortlist of three for his outstanding work on a client’s wind farm grid connection project. His cost-saving redesign...Read More
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