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CPD Certified Technical Seminars
We offer a wide range of industry CPD seminars on the latest legislation, developments and product solutions which are essential for all professionals to keep up to date with knowledge and skills to meet CPD requirements. A full range of CPD Seminars can be found via the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign, which provides access to CPD Certified Seminars, Training Courses and Lunch ‘n’ Learn seminars that are...Read More
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Pilkington - A Glazing Technology Revolution is just around the Corner...
New technologies on the horizon for architectural glazing will allow buildings to adapt to their environment in revolutionary new ways, according to architect Ian Ritchie. According to Ritchie, glass is currently used mainly for its aesthetic properties - its ability to let in light while keeping the elements at bay. However, developments in smart glass technology which allow it to adapt to changing weather conditions could...Read More
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Siemens CEO Juergen Maier Headlines the MTC’s Digitalising Manufacturing...
Juergen Maier will be the headline speaker at this year’s enhanced Digitalising Manufacturing Conference at the Manufacturing Technology Centre. The conference, now in its third year, has also expanded to two days and will be held at the MTC’s state-of-the-art facility near Coventry on Monday October 30 and Tuesday October 31. The new-look conference, entitled Driving competitiveness and productivity of UK industry...Read More
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Cummins Announces Unification of Product-Branding Strategy across Power...
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that it will unify its brand strategy across its Power Systems business segment, which provides high-speed engines from 760 hp to 4400 hp and power generation equipment from 2 kW to 3500 kW, including standby and prime-power generator sets, alternators, switchgear and other components. Currently, the portfolio features the Cummins, Cummins Power Generation and Cummins...Read More
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Purus Channel 100 Configurator: An Innovative Tool for Drainage System Design
Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies and linear wetroom drainage systems, have just launched their brand new Channel 100 Configurator, an innovative tool which makes the process of designing and ordering the correct Channel 100 stainless steel drainage channel for your requirements even easier. The Channel 100 is Purus’ most popular stainless steel channel drainage system, which comes in standard lengths up to...Read More
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ABB Writes the Next Chapter in Pioneering High Voltage Direct Current Technology
ABB today announced the latest development in high voltage direct current (HVDC) Light, a breakthrough technology it pioneered 20 years ago, making it possible to reliably transmit large amounts of electricity over ever greater distances, economically and efficiently. ABB’s Power Grids division is the partner of choice for utilities around the world as they build or upgrade their power infrastructure. ABB is now pushing the boundaries of this...Read More
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Armitage Shanks Launches its most Innovative Healthcare Range yet...
Iconic sanitaryware brand, Armitage Shanks, is set to host an evening of lively discussion and microlectures with Turner Prize winners, leading architects and future visionists. The five minute ‘TED talk’ style speeches from experts within healthcare and architecture accompany the launch of Armitage Shanks’ new ranges of fittings and clinical ceramics ranges, its most innovative healthcare range yet. The event, An Evening of Looking...Read More
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Grundfos - The Grundfos SP - a Hidden Gem
The Grundfos SP reached a significant milestone this year when it celebrated its 50th birthday. This durable, reliable, efficient submersible pump family has benefited from the addition of some advanced engineering improvements and a number of line additions in the interim, but fundamentally, the original construction is unchanged. These pumps were the world’s first submersible pump to be made entirely from stainless...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Fixed Flushglaze rooflight Specified for Maximising Daylight...
Nestled on a tree-lined street of Edwardian homes in Chiswick, West London, this 3-storey private residence is a stunning embodiment of modern architectural design and PassivHaus principles. Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze rooflights were absolutely critical to the design, providing the essential amount of daylight required both to illuminate as well as to heat this eco-friendly home. Blending energy efficient standards with contemporary...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Amber Rudd joins Marshall-Tufflex for Time Capsule Event
Amber Rudd today (Friday, June 2nd) took time out from her busy schedule to join leading Hastings employer Marshall-Tufflex in burying a Time Capsule to mark its 75th year in business. Ms Rudd, Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hastings and Rye, was given the honour of placing the capsule in the grounds of Marshall-Tufflex’s Head Office and manufacturing base in Churchfields Industrial Estate, watched...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 5...
In this last instalment investigating our checklist for flat roof specification we look at the four main buildability factors that address the commissioning and installation of the flat roof on your building. Previously we have looked at the client requirements and how you can ensure that you meet the employer’s requirements for design life, guarantees and sustainability. We then went on to address the questions you should...Read More
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Premier Tech Aqua - New Appointments for North East Business
A north-east manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment solutions - Premier Tech Aqua UK (PTAU) is continuing to strengthen its team with a series of new business appointments. Based in Peterlee, the company has appointed a new marketing manager, health and safety officer and management accountant. Victoria Thompson steps into a new role at PTAU as marketing manager. With a strong marketing and communications...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Supports the Cambridge Civils Event on 7 June 2017
Every year the University of Cambridge Civil Engineering undergraduates spend their final day together in the splendid surroundings of Emmanuel College. During the day, the final year students deliver presentations on their 4th year projects, which span a wide range of technical disciplines within the broad area of civil engineering. Breathing Buildings is pleased to support the event. It is an occasion where the...Read More
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Polyflor - Polysafe Flooring Helps Primary School Welcome New Pupils
High performance wood effect safety flooring from UK vinyl flooring manufacturer Polyflor was recently selected for an £8 million new build school project, Newton Leys Primary School & Nursery in Milton Keynes. Approximately 1200m² of Polysafe Wood fx PUR safety flooring was installed at the primary school by Leicester based flooring contractors Westcotes Flooring working with main contractors Willmott Dixon. Newton...Read More
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Viessmann - German Chancellor Angela Merkel Opens €50 million Viessmann Innovation...
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