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Pilkington Planar™ brings Stunning Leaning Glass Wall to Kuwait Court Complex
When it is completed this year, the new high-rise court complex in Al Farwaniya, a suburb of Kuwait City, will house 80 state-of-the-art courtrooms, a host of governmental and administrative offices and a number of public spaces and cafes. Architecturally, the building is designed to reflect the strength and transparency of the Kuwait justice system and, appropriately, glazing will play a starring role. Arguably the building’s key...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Cost Effective Renewable Heating for Residents
The residents of 200 dwellings under the ownership of a Basingstoke Housing Association have been given a welcome boost to both their energy bills and their temperatures with the installation of Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan air source heat pumps. The homes, all located in an off-gas area, were scheduled for an upgrade to their systems in the next five years but have now been fast-tracked for the installation by Sentinel Housing Association...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Engineers Perfect Solution for University
‘Elegance’ has been brought to the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering courtesy of Marshall-Tufflex’s Elegance 110 aluminium profile which has been installed in two refurbished teaching laboratories, delivering functionality and aesthetics thanks to its strength and bespoke appearance. Warwick’s School of Engineering is one of the leading engineering schools in the UK, bringing together key branches of the subject...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Network VEKA Celebrates 20 years & £1bn in Sales!
Grosvenor Windows, a proud Horwich-based Network VEKA member, has completed an impressive, residential window and door contract that tipped Network VEKA's cumulative sales over the £1bn milestone. Network VEKA, the industry’s leading installer network, was established in 1996 to combat the double glazing industry's unfortunate reputation for pushy salespeople and sub-par products. The not-for-profit organisation...Read More
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TORMAX - New Slimline Telescopic Door Automation
Further extending their comprehensive range of technologically advanced automatic door drives, TORMAX has launched a telescopic option of the versatile iMotion 2302 sliding door operator. With an incredibly narrow installation height of just 150mm, the new telescopic version allows an automatic entrance to be installed in almost any location, even in the narrowest of spaces. Encompassing all the advantages of the iMotion...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - SPRA Launches Homeowner Guide...
The Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) has published the ‘Homeowners Guide 2016,’ a valuable resource for homeowners wanting to understand the advantages of single ply roofing for their home renovation or construction project. The guide provides concise help on: • design; • materials; • choosing a manufacturer and contractor; • insurance and • durability. As the number of homeowners in the UK opting to...Read More
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LG Electronics - New Role for Shaun at LG
Shaun Neuchterlein has a new role at leading air conditioning and energy solutions specialists LG. In the HVAC industry for seventeen years in various roles from CAD engineer, contracting and designing projects, Shaun has taken on the role of Regional Sales Manager for the company looking after the North territory. "Once I saw the plans and scope for expansion with the company I was completely sold on a career with LG," says Shaun...Read More
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MatsDirect - University Hospital Coventry Joins the Diamond Standard
NHS Trusts are realising the value of the Diamond entrance matting system from MatsDirect UK. The University hospital in the East Midlands has had its main entrance fitted with the MD3000 Diamond modular entrance matting system. Having seen the matting system in operation at the Royal Derby NHS hospital it was decided that the Diamond matting system would be ideal for the main entrance to the hospital. The Diamond...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Supports Engineers of Tomorrow
Breathing Buildings is pleased to announce that two new students are joining them as part of the Year In Industry Scheme. This scheme is fundamentally aimed at helping students make a good start in engineering, as well as of course helping attract students into the profession. The UK has an urgent need to recruit more engineers and schemes like this are important in order that suitably trained engineers are in the workplace...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - Changing City Centre Accessibility
Edinburgh’s historic city centre is delivering optimum accessibility with the opening of a new pub by Waverley Station. JD Wetherspoon has spent some £2.4million revitalising the site, which was formerly a Chinese buffet, into The Booking Office. And the new venue features a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet, the only one of its kind in a pub in the vicinity. Supplied and installed by Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading supplier of...Read More
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Airedale International Air Conditioning Announces Change in Leadership
British cooling specialist Airedale International, part of the Modine Group (NYSE:MOD), announces that Tony Cole will succeed Clive Parkman as UK Managing Director for the Airedale Group, which includes primary operations in Leeds and Consett, UK and Johannesburg, South Africa. Tony Cole recently served as Airedale’s Operation’s Director and has been with the UK based company for over 26 years, having...Read More
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Gilberts Helps Customers Develop Understanding
An innovative approach to partnerships is enabling one of air movement specialists to help clients improve understanding. A select team of engineers from Derry Building Services has undertaken bespoke training at air movement specialist Gilberts (Blackpool), in Gilberts’ unique in-house test laboratory. The aim was to enable DBS personnel to see in practice, and fully appreciate, the effects on airflow paths and patterns from the diverse...Read More
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Dunham-Bush Expands National Sales Force
Dunham-Bush Ltd has appointed Tony Constable as Regional Sales Manager (Heating) for the South of England. Tony was previously with Autron Products, where he was UK Sales and Marketing Manager. He will be bringing his considerable experience to bear on promoting awareness of the Dunham-Bush System LST radiator and will also help to integrate the LST radiator into the wider portfolio of Dunham-Bush heating products...Read More
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ABB Power Grids - ABB Wireless Communications take Site Security to the Next...
ABB is providing a secure wireless communications system to connect closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at two new substations under construction for Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd wind energy project. Vattenfall is in the final stages of developing the 76-turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project in South Wales. Due for completion in July 2016, it will be the highest capacity onshore wind farm in England and Wales...Read More
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