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CPD Certified Technical Seminars
CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is a process to develop and enhance professional standards in your industry. We offer a range of informative industry seminars on the latest legislation, developments and product solutions within the construction industry. 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...Read More
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SPC Metropolitan Trench Heaters at The Grand Hotel & Spa, York
One of Yorkshire’s most prestigious 5 star hotels has undergone an impressive £15 million development project. The work includes a new 140 seater Pavilion restaurant, additional spa treatment and guest bedrooms and remodelling of existing bedrooms. Much of the hotel is a Grade II listed building, meaning all work had to be sympathetic in design. This was perfectly translated by the team working on the project lead by construction...Read More
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Pilkington - Glazing Links the Past with the Present at Historic Egham Church
When St John’s church in Egham decided to add a new community centre to its landmark Georgian building, originally built in 1817, it needed a sensitive way to link the new with the existing. In contrast to the historic church, the new community centre is designed in a contemporary style, using natural stonework and curtain walling. The architect has opted to connect the structures with a glazed atrium. Phil Winch, principal architect...Read More
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Grundfos - A MAGNAificent Performance
When Grundfos introduced the MAGNA3 range five years ago, they hoped that consultants and contractors would embrace this flexible range of intelligent, high-efficiency circulators. Today, having just past the 1,000,000-pump produced milestone, the MAGNA3 is an established firm favourite for a wide range of projects that involve heating, cooling, ground source heat pump systems and domestic hot water applications. In fact...Read More
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Aico - Nottingham Independent Living Schemes Receive Maximum Fire Protection
Two independent living schemes have benefitted from Aico’s latest Smoke Alarm technology as part of Nottingham City Homes’ ‘Grander Designs’ advanced refurbishment programme. An arm’s length management organisation (ALMO) of Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Homes (NCH) manages around 27,000 homes, including a range of independent living communities across the city. The Grander Designs...Read More
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Formica - DIY SOS & Formica Group Changing the Lives of Children in Need
BBC Children in Need provides grants to projects in the UK with a focus on empowering disadvantaged children. The charity makes a real difference to the lives of children and young people by changing the environment they live in. The grant programme believes every child in the UK should have a safe, happy and secure environment to live in as a foundation for them to reach their full potential. DIY SOS: The Big Build worked alongside...Read More
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Roxtec Strengthens Marine & Offshore Operations with New Appointment
UK cable seal manufacturer Roxtec is to ramp up its operations in one of its prime markets, the marine and offshore sector after appointing a new senior manager. David Nistorica has been named Marine & Offshore Manager for Roxtec UK and Ireland - a sector which already makes up around a quarter of Roxtec’s UK turnover. He joins with 12 years’ experience in Aberdeen’s offshore, marine and oil & gas sectors. This includes...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Victorian Terrace Renovation Incorporates Flushglaze Rooflight
This fine Victorian terraced house is located in the fashionable Harringey Ladder within the North London Borough of Haringey, and was recently one of the residences open for public viewing as part of the Open House September 2017 tour. Renovated throughout to an exceptional standard by Trevor Brown Architects, the house also boasts a new, contemporary extension, which has been sensitively designed to seamlessly...Read More
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Danfoss Heating - New Danfoss Sales Director Focuses on Customer Service...
Danfoss is focusing on its industry-leading reputation for customer service and value with the appointment of a new UK Sales Director for the Danfoss Heating Segment. With 22 years of experience in high-tech industries, Dan Scott has a proven track record in developing successful sales and marketing teams. He also brings a sound knowledge of Lean Thinking principles and concepts to his new role, having gained Advanced...Read More
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Polyflor Bloc Flooring Makes a Statement in Architects’ Studio
Polyflor commercial vinyl flooring from the Bloc collection was recently chosen to add a splash of colour to Rivington Street Studio architectural practice in London. Rivington Street Studio specialises in architectural and landscaping projects for the education, housing, leisure, commercial and public sectors. The Soft Moss shade from the Bloc range adds earthiness and warmth to the otherwise minimalistic interior. The green shade...Read More
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DMS - SLP Water Solenoid Valves
The SLP Water Solenoid Valves are WRAS Approved between 15-50mm and are supplied as standard for a Normally Closed operation. Their purpose is to shut off water supplies when power is cut to the Valve. They could be controlled by Passive Infrared Sensors so that water supplies only open when they need to so that water wastage is reduced. As power is reconnected to the Valve it will open again and allow water to pass through...Read More
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Monodraught - BGF backs Ventilation Business Monodraught
Ventilation systems specialist Monodraught has received a £2.65m investment from BGF to support its long-term growth plans. The High Wycombe headquartered company will use the funding for product development and expansion into new markets. Led by managing director Andrew McCubbin, Monodraught designs, manufactures, installs and maintains ventilation, cooling and lighting systems to create low energy...Read More
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Airedale International - WISE Women Choose STEM
Airedale International welcomes over thirty, 11-14-year-old girls for an evening of inspiration and opportunity delivered by Airedale’s female engineers. On the evening of Wednesday, 7 November 2017, Airedale International Air Conditioning hosted two groups of schoolgirls, aged between 11 and 14 years, from Woodkirk Academy (Wakefield), and Dixons Allerton Academy (Bradford). The evening included a tour of Airedale's manufacturing...Read More
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ABB Wins $130 Million Power Order in the UK
ABB has won an order of around $130 million (£99 million) to build the power transmission infrastructure for EDF Energy’s new Hinkley Point C power plant in Somerset. This will be the UK’s first new nuclear power plant to be built for a generation and will provide 7 per cent of the country’s electricity from 2025. The order was booked in the third quarter of 2017. "This is a great opportunity to showcase ABB’s global expertise in executing large...Read More
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