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CPD Accredited Technical Seminars
We are pleased to announce a full range of latest Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Seminars, Training Courses and Lunch 'n' Learn seminars by prominent companies within the construction industry. These are available via the request facility on the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign. Have you planned your next 6 months CPD seminars to keep in line with all professional industries? Have lunch...Read More
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Vertiv - Keys to Powering Today’s Critical Network Edge
The IT landscape continues to change. The need for a constant connection has helped with the massive growth of the "internet of things" and it is estimated that there will be over 26 billion devices connected by 2020. These trends are driving more and more computing to the "edge of the network", which can help to drive revenue and improve the time to action. This has led to a substantial reliance on data and...Read More
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Daikin UK Celebrates the Daikin Altherma's 10th Birthday in Style with its KEY...
Daikin UK celebrated a decade of its Daikin Altherma heat pump range and the success of its KEY Associate and Partner scheme at an exclusive event in Birmingham. The conference featured market insights from Senior Analyst at Delta-ee, Steven Ashurst and an interactive polling session to gain market feedback from KEY installers, so it provided a valuable opportunity to share views on the future direction of the...Read More
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Aquilar Leak Detection are Proud Product Sponsors of Bloodhound SSC
This is the three-year mission lead by Richard Noble OBE to create a land speed record car capable of achieving 1,000mph. Bloodhound SSC is a supersonic land speed record project that is powered by a jet turbine, a Hybrid HTP rocket, and a Supercharged V8 JLR engine. The whole car is cooled using iced water which will be pumped around the car to keep the V8 engine and electronics within operating temperatures. HTP or High...Read More
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Panasonic Provides Flexible Heating & Cooling Solution for IKEA
Panasonic’s advanced heating and cooling technology has been installed in the new IKEA "Click and Collect" store in Birmingham city centre. Distributor Logicool provided the Panasonic ECOi and ECO G systems to IKEA and worked with Wolverhampton-based TSG Electrical Services to ensure an efficient, cost effective installation that met the client’s objectives. "The IKEA project in Birmingham was a very exciting opportunity...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - New Guide Set to Improve Smoke Control in Enclosed Car Parks
Fläkt Woods, a leading manufacturer of ventilation and air movement technology, has published a guide on how to calculate the effect of jet fans on air and smoke flow rates in enclosed car parks. Entitled ‘A Practical Guide to Smoke Control for Enclosed Car Parks’, the technical white paper aims to help designers draw up the correct jet fan solution so that in the event of a fire, smoke can be efficiently removed, rather than...Read More
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Pilkington UK - Advanced Glazing Helps Cambridge University ‘Blue Skies’...
The recently completed £26m Maxwell Centre is the centrepiece for the University of Cambridge’s physical sciences and engineering industrial engagement activity. It is intended as a centre for carrying out ‘blue skies’ research with objectives relevant to industry and society at large, in areas including efficient electricity generation, storage and use. Designed to be used by scientists from commercial organisations and...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Flat Roof Specifier Checklist Part 1...
Choosing the right flat roof system can be a challenge, but ask the right questions and you’re half way there. At our seminar in November we launched a new tool for architects - a Flat Roof Specifier Checklist. Our checklist incorporates the fourteen key questions we, as roofing specialists, would ask you. To make the best use of a meeting with your roofing specialist, use this checklist to answer key questions and narrow down your choices...Read More
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TORMAX Access Improves School Safeguarding
Significantly upgrading safeguarding standards, Derbyshire County Council Construction has recently completed a new reception area at the William Allitt School, incorporating a sliding automatic entrance system from TORMAX. Giving good visibility from the office, staff can easily monitor people and pupils as they come into and leave the building. Powered by the TORMAX iMotion 2302 sliding door operator, a long-life span with...Read More
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The Generator Company - Powerhire Generator Hire for Royal Kingston...
For the 5th year running we returned to Royal Kingston town centre for the provision of generator hire for their stunning Christmas Market that engulfs the entire town in the lead up to Christmas. Kingston is steeped in history and is the perfect place for a truly traditional festive feeling; 2016 saw a bid to turn it into the largest town centre Christmas event in the UK! The whole town centre is transformed into a magical Christmas market...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - All Change in Wellington
Wellington has become the most inclusive town in its area of Somerset, with the opening of a new pub. JD Wetherspoon, which has already won national awards for its toilet facilities, hopes its new The Iron Duke - named after the Duke of Wellington - will continue its tradition: it is the latest of the chain’s venues to incorporate a Changing Places wheelchair-accessible toilet for anyone who also need additional equipment...Read More
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Catnic - Thermally Broken Lintels Contribute to Eco Housing
A new eco-friendly, social housing development in Scunthorpe has become one of the first major sites within the UK to benefit from Thermally Broken Lintels. Here, LABM looks at how a new generation of composite steel lintels from Catnic are helping to provide a high performance solution. For housing developments taking a fabric first approach to energy efficiency, understanding how individual building components and materials...Read More
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Heat Mat - Johanne Stimson's EIC Challenge - Mt Killimanjaro
I have volunteered to climb Killimajaro in February to support a family chosen by the electrical charity, the Hendrie family. Christopher Hendrie, a well respected, qualified electrician, died of bile duct cancer in 2014 at the age of 32. As a manufacturer working in the electrical industry Christopher could have easily been a user of Heat Mat's products so this is my way to give something back to an industry that, over the past 13 years...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Something in the Air? ‘Outstanding’ Record of Long Service
"It’s outstanding!" is how managing director of Britain’s leading independent air movement solutions company describes the organisation’s employment history. The latest attainment of 25 years’ service prompted Gilberts Blackpool to check its records. It found that currently almost 25% - one quarter - of Gilberts’ employees have been with the Lancashire manufacturer at least 20 years. "Is it something in the air? We are only a...Read More
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