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COMPCO Fire Systems - A3 Hindhead Tunnel Safety Exercises
Highways England has recently completed their safety exercise which was held in the A3 Hindhead Tunnel, which Compco Fire completed the infrastructure for in 2011. The exercise included simulating a collision involving multiple vehicles, with one vehicle catching fire and filling the tunnel with smoke. The aim of the exercise was to test the response of the tunnel operators and the emergency services, as well as also showing that...Read More
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Flowcrete Pours the Perfect Flooring Blend at Hong Kong’s Newest Starbucks
Bright, full bodied, colourful and resinous doesn’t just describe the coffee at Starbucks’ latest Hong Kong outlet - as Flowcrete has blended together a luxurious and vibrant resin terrazzo floor that meets the store’s crucial hygiene and brand criteria. The city’s new Starbucks Reserve™ Coffee Experience Bar, located in Gala Place, Mong Kok, commemorates the iconic coffee seller’s 15th year in Hong Kong and has been designed to...Read More
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Power Capacitors - The Green Machines
Power Capacitors Ltd has been helping companies to reduce their carbon emissions for over forty years. The total carbon reduction attributed to Power Capacitors products is comfortably more than a million tonnes. That being the case they could be forgiven for thinking they may have “done their bit”, but not so. Behind the scenes they have been working to ensure that as many parts of their supply chain adhere as closely to their own...Read More
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Socomec Provides Changeover Systems for Critical Systems at BUPA Cromwell...
Socomec’s ATyS p automatic changeover switches have been chosen to support the critical power infrastructure at BUPA’s Cromwell Hospital. As the market leader in integrated critical power solutions for the most demanding applications, Socomec was the clear choice for the electrical contractor, Rotary Southern. Andrew Wilkinson, Regional Managing Director, Socomec explains; “Our products are ideal for medical applications where...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Providence Tower London
Providence Tower is not just a new landmark at the heart of the world’s hottest property market, it is also a towering advert for the team that built it. Building on the Thames, a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf - it’s hard to think of a higher profile location, especially when it includes a 44-storey tower that can be glimpsed from vast swathes of the capital. New Providence Wharf is a mixed-use project by developers Ballymore and...Read More
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EVDS - The Hospital Club
This building was originally constructed in 1749 as a maternity hospital. It stayed as a medical facility witnessing such pioneering events such as the creation of the first artificial kidney and the first tests in dialysis until it finally closed its doors to the medical profession in 1992. The building now boarded up was re-discovered by Paul Allen, co founder of Microsoft & Dave Stewart formerly of the rock duo the Eurythmics. Their plan...Read More
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E-TEC UK Opens Office in Colchester
E-TEC Power Management Ltd are proud to announce the opening in January 2016 of an Engineering & Technical Support office in Colchester, Essex. As part of our continued growth and commitment to customer support the Engineering & Technical Support office will provide contracted customers with a 24/7 technical SCADA/EMS/PMS/DCIM help desk. The office is equipped with mission critical equipment that...Read More
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Kingspan Access Floors - Attiro Sample Pack Now Available
Attiro sample packs are now available for architects, interior designers and contractors to experience how the pioneering new Attiro accessible real wood flooring works hand in hand with Kingspan steel encapsulated floor panels. Attiro secures magnetically to Kingspan steel encapsulated raised access flooring, achieving the look of a traditional wood floor but without limiting access to the raised floor and service void beneath...Read More
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Knauf Insulation’s Environmental Product Declarations
With its products being used worldwide, Knauf Insulation has released Environmental Performance Declarations (EPD) for its range of glass mineral wool, rock mineral wool and XPS products. This globally recognised standard enables construction companies and specifiers to gain independent verification of a product’s environmental credentials. EPDs are third party certified ‘environmental data sheets’ - the green analogue of...Read More
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Andel - Exports Triple at Andel Following Autumn Distributor Conference
Huddersfield-based Andel, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialised leak detection and environmental protection systems for industry and utility providers, has seen export orders triple, following its first ever distributor conference, held in the Autumn. The conference took place over three days, and included a tour of Andel’s Research & Development department. The event saw delegates attending from as far afield as...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Showcasing the UK’s First Zero Energy Retail Building at...
Breathing Buildings will be presenting a case study of the first UK zero energy retail building at the CIBSE symposium in Edinburgh on 14-15 April 2016. This building is a landmark for the UK proving that zero energy retails is not just an aspiration but can be achieved. Dr Owen Connick, consulting manager at Breathing Buildings, will deliver the Case Study presentation and explain the holistic and integrated design features which made zero energy...Read More
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Polyflor Flooring is put Through its Paces at Simply Gym
High performance vinyl flooring from UK manufacturer Polyflor was recently installed at Simply Gym in Cwmbran, Wales, providing a safe, practical and attractive flooring solution for this brand new gym. Installed by local flooring contractors M2 Flooring Ltd for main contractor Dan Stacey Construction Ltd, Polyflor’s Forest fx PUR sheet vinyl flooring in the Rustic Oak design was chosen for the main gym floor, circulation areas and...Read More
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Eaton Electric - Finger on the Pulse: Eaton’s Approved Safety Manual Incorporates...
Keeping abreast of changes in standards, Eaton has published an updated version of its safety manual, giving plant and machine builders a comprehensive insight into functional safety technology. The latest standards, including EN ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061, are explained clearly and numerous circuit diagram examples with the corresponding safety-related parameters are included by means of illustration. The safety-related content in the power...Read More
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Viessmann Brings Two New Boilers to PHEX 2016
At this year’s PHEX, the leading series of regional exhibitions for the UK plumbing and heating market, Viessmann will be displaying two new boilers, alongside its high quality, attractively priced Vitodens 050-W boiler, launched last year. A regular exhibitor at PHEX, Viessmann will be present at all three shows in London and Manchester. Viessmann’s new Vitodens 100-W and Vitodens 111-W boilers, available in outputs from...Read More
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