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AET Flexible Space - Slab to Slab Restrictions Overcome at 17 Devonshire Square
Underfloor air conditioning has again helped overcome restricted slab to slab dimensions at the recently refurbished 17 Devonshire Square in London. The 22,461 sq. ft. building is located in a prominent corner position of this historic area of London and is centrally located between The City and Shoreditch. The square has twelve Grade II listed buildings and was the former site of the renowned East India Company warehouses...Read More
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Dunham-Bush LST Radiators Deliver Safety & Warmth to Luxury Care Home
Two hundred and twenty three Dunham-Bush System Low Surface Temperature radiators fitted with SAV/Danfoss PT 40 flow and pressure monitoring thermostatic valves have been installed at Manor Grange luxury care home in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. Manor Grange focuses on caring for people suffering from dementia from the age of 65 years upwards and provides support for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Mr James Culbertson...Read More
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Pilkington Activ™ Cleans Up in Europe
Pilkington Activ™, the world’s first self-cleaning glass, has been independently verified and is believed to be the first dual-action product to meet the new European Standard for self-cleaning glass. EN 1096-5 tests and classifies the self-cleaning performance of coated glass. It is the only independent assessment that can verify the performance of products that use hydrophilic and photocatalytic properties to enhance the cleanliness of the glass...Read More
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Bilco Smoke Vents Keep Burdiehouse Residents Safe
The Kilns development in Burdiehouse has created a number of two and three bedroom apartments, perfect for those who want to enjoy a rural lifestyle on the doorstep of Edinburgh. In order to keep all residents as safe as possible the development has been fitted with Bilco ESW-50REM smoke vents and control system. The development has been designed to provide views of the historic lime kilns located on the site as well as easy...Read More
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Apollo Fire Detectors Celebrates First Educational Installation...
Staff and pupils at Marchwood Junior School, near Southampton, are benefitting from the reliability and innovation of the new SOTERIA® range from Apollo Fire Detectors in an installation which marks the range’s first educational application. With nearly 300 pupils aged 7–11, Marchwood Junior School is housed within a uniquely designed building which was built in the 1980s and refurbished in 2004, when a single storey extension...Read More
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Component Developments Construction Market Overview, July 2017
Component Developments have analysed and summarised the performance of the industrial, medical, educational and leisure industries during the period July 2017. Comparing the contract award levels with the activity in June 2017, and also with previous years allows patterns and trends to be discovered. This leads to further understanding of what may happen in the upcoming months, and can be used by all companies...Read More
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Icopal Parabit Solo Specification Helps Kier Complete Garnock Academy on Schedule
The construction of a new education campus on a green-field site in North Ayrshire has brought together two existing schools, with the project having been completed to program despite challenging weather conditions for much of the time: thanks in part to the specification of an Icopal roofing system under a supply chain partnership agreement with main contractor Kier Construction. Garnock Academy in the village of Kilbirnie, nine...Read More
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Wade International - New Catalogue Released
'Not Just Drainage Products Selection and Installation Guide' - 2017/18 edition. This new edition of our 'Selection and Installation Guide' brochure, superseding our 2015 edition, has been updated with new illustrations, editorial changes, and some changes to the Wade product range. Our product range has been extended in this edition to include our threshold linear drainage product range (TDN and TDR) and additional versions of our...Read More
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LG Electronics - Seeing is Believing!
The opportunity to travel to South Korea and see the LG Electronics factories that produce the HVAC equipment is something that those who experience the trip, find ‘impressive’. LG’s main ‘Air Solutions’ factory is located in Changwon on the South Coast of South Korea. It’s a fascinating place, planned on the development of Canberra in Australia, and as such has a grid based layout that makes it one of the easiest cities to...Read More
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ABB Power Grids - Members of Parliament Learn how to Prepare the Next...
There is an urgent need to tackle the UK’s poor productivity record with much needed investment in skills and digital technologies, says ABB’s UK managing director, Ian Funnell, speaking to an audience of 200 MPs, policy makers and business leaders at the company’s annual House of Commons gathering. Solving the UK’s productivity challenges will depend on attracting the brightest and the best into the industry and Funnell urged...Read More
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Advanced Air New Fan Coil Brochure
Advanced Air has launched a new fan coil brochure which describes all of the options and designs available, most of these being developed for project specific applications. Featured are the exposed units which are mounted from the slab and fully visible to the occupants thus having a superb aesthetically pleasing appearance. Also featured are the range of split deck integrated units that offer many benefits including saving in space...Read More
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ARDEX - Create the Best Finish Ever with ARDEX
Working Against the Clock!  As an ex-floorlayer working alone, I’d often find myself working against the clock, rushing to ensure I could smooth the new mix into the existing one, all within the product's working time. Have you got your water measured ready for the next mix? How far away is your mixing station? What’s your access like into the building? All these things can take up the limited time you have between mixes, meaning...Read More
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Levolux Delivers Top Class Solution
The award-winning, £42 million Vijay Patel Building at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, combines several structural elements, each distinguished by a contrasting, yet highly effective external solar shading and screening solution, courtesy of Levolux. The development, named after Dr Vijay Patel, a graduate of DMU’s Leicester School of Pharmacy and now a very successful businessman, comprises the Arts Tower, Design Wing...Read More
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