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CPD Accredited Technical Seminars
CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is a process by which to gain skills and experience in your industry and to enhance development as a professional. We offer a host of industry seminars on the latest legislation, developments and product solutions. A full range of CPD Seminars can be found via the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign, which provides details of CPD Certified Seminars, Training Courses and...Read More
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Bells Power - Tight Deadlines are No Problem
This month, we fitted and supplied a 3500kg diesel tank to a prominent location in North West London as part of an ongoing project commissioned by AMD Environmental. Despite being tight on space, Bells Power Services and Bells Mechanical and Electrical Services worked hard to ensure that the installation of a new tank, pumpset and fuel control panel went smoothly. The works needed to be completed to a short deadline, with...Read More
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Schneider Electric brings Telford Facilities to Life with New Virtual Tours
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has now created online virtual tours of its Telford Customer Experience Centre and LV manufacturing Plant. With a VR-enabled smartphone and head mount, users can even experience the tours in an immersive virtual environment. Intended to accommodate visitors unable to visit in-person, the virtual tours now open up Schneider Electric’s state-of-the-art Customer Experience...Read More
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SPC Delivers Perfect Solution to Reduce Glazing Losses with Metropolitan Trench...
SPC, a British manufacturer of heating and cooling coils, fan convectors, trench heaters, radiant panels and heat pipes, have supplied SPC Metropolitan natural trench heaters to an office building within the Midland Good Shed development in Kings Cross, London. Built in 1850 and located in the heart of the city, the Midland Goods Shed started life as a temporary passenger terminal while King’s Cross station was being...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Engineering European Excellence
Tata Technologies’ new European headquarters is supporting excellence in diverse levels, helped by British engineering. Built by BAM Construction, the £20m building at Tachbrook Park, Leamington Spa will house Tata Technologies’ engineering services focused on research & development into emerging technologies for automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery. Designed by architects Webb Gray, the 63,000 sq ft office...Read More
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Monodraught - How to Improve your Office Environment with Biophilia?
The benefits of introducing a better working environment for employees are becoming well known. Introducing natural lighting and improving indoor air quality (IAQ) are often cited as key factors. Research has shown improvements in health, wellbeing and productivity when staff work in a more positive and comfortable working environment. Our own solution set is very closely aligned to this approach and as such we welcome this move...Read More
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Polyflor Showcases Green Credentials in New Sustainability Report
Commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist Polyflor has recently published its 12th annual Sustainability Report which outlines the UK manufacturer’s environmental performance over the past year. The 88-page report gives a detailed account of the sustainability milestones that Polyflor reached in 2016, delves into the company’s green credentials and explains how Polyflor is fully committed to producing environmentally...Read More
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Catnic - SSR² Roof & Cladding Specified for The Metropolitan
When Juno Developments and Elcock Associates sought an external envelope solution for their redevelopment of the Old Police Station in Sandbanks, Dorset, Catnic’s SSR² system met all the necessary criteria. The pre-finished steel standing seam roof and cladding provided an eco-friendly, durable, and sustainable solution, whilst remaining faithful to the aesthetics of the building. Renamed The Metropolitan, the redevelopment...Read More
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Güntner Coil Defender - New Addition to Corrosion Protection Portfolio
Cold rooms with aggressive atmosphere where, for example, foodstuffs are processed and stored require corrosion-resistant units. It is precisely these applications for which Güntner introduces the Coil Defender, a high-quality yet reasonably priced addition to our corrosion protection portfolio in the Compact product line. Corrosion protection with HACCP certification Particularly in the sensitive food sector, e.g. for the storage of citrus...Read More
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Advanced - What is kVA & How is it Calculated?
Power ratings are expressed in different forms such as Watts, Amperes or Amps, Volts and also in kVA, but what exactly is kVA? Outside the diesel generator industry, the term Kilo-volt-amperes (kVA) is not well known. A Kilowatt (kW) is much more common a term and is how electrical items in your home are rated, you may even notice it quantified on your electricity bill so it is much more relatable but what is kVA?...Read More
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Flowcrete - Polymer Pioneer Elmico Joins Flowcrete
The resin flooring manufacturer Flowcrete has acquired Elmico, a high-tech manufacturer of polyurea waterproofing systems as well as epoxy and polyurethane polymer flooring systems, based in Oslo, Norway. The acquisition, which was finalised on June 1st 2017, will see Elmico become part of Flowcrete Nordic, a division that consists of Flowcrete businesses across Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Flowcrete is a member of The Euclid...Read More
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VEKA - New Brochure Showcases Aztec’s Prestige Collection in Suitably Classic Style
Halo fabricator Aztec Windows (Coventry Ltd.) is boosting awareness of its ‘timber alternative’ Prestige Collection® of windows and composite doors with an impressive new brochure, designed entirely in-house and delivered in its own wax-sealed envelope! The Coventry-based company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary using Halo profile from The VEKA UK Group, was one of the first to fabricate the brand’s FlushSash window...Read More
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Condair Opens New Hamburg Factory
Global humidifier specialist, the Condair Group, has recently opened its newly built production, logistics and sales facility in Hamburg, Germany, marking a milestone in the company’s development. The state-of-the-art 13,000m² building centralises Condair’s European manufacturing operations, previously carried out in four regions across the continent. Situated next door to Hamburg airport, the new Condair facility is also close...Read More
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Grundfos - A 5 Star BIM Performance
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a valuable tool for building services specialists that enables them to access a variety of information, including data relating to a building’s life cycle. Its value lies in the fact that it can provide a real-life simulation of all tasks related to design, construction, commission and operations. Grundfos Pumps has invested time and effort in creating purpose built BIM assets from scratch...Read More
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