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Grundfos - Spanning the Years
The Queensferry Crossing, near Edinburgh, attracted global attention when it opened recently. With its impressive span of 1.7 miles (2.7km), this is the longest bridge of its type in the world. Many clever engineering techniques were employed during its construction and this structure will overcome many of the issues that beset its predecessor, such as being able to cope during high winds. This isn’t the type of project you would...Read More
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Pilkington - Protecting Cities Against Fire with Advanced Glazing
Daylight-flooded spaces command a premium from tenants, but in the densest urban areas - where buildings are very tightly packed - it can be difficult to achieve. Not least because of the need to protect against the spread of fire. This was the challenge for developer Meritcape when they set out to refurbish 7 Aylesbury Street - a converted historic warehouse building in Clerkenwell, East London. The designers wanted to fill every floor...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - ‘Outside the Box’ Thinking Helps Deliver Premier...
The challenge of satisfying a "challenging" planning regime to minimise a new build’s impact has in part been met by out of the box thinking by supply partners. One of the issues facing developer Quora (Lewes) with its 3,600m², three-storey, mixed use development in the heart of Lewes’ historic town centre was to balance airflow for the large amount of plant needed for the project’s building services alongside aesthetics...Read More
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Cembrit - A Complete Roof is Resolved with Cembrit Moorland Slates
High quality fibre cement slates from Cembrit have complemented the quality new build homes that David Wilson Homes has developed in South Wales. Providing a sleek and stylish finish, the dressed edge Moorland slates have made light work of a complex roofing project. St Canna’s Green is a newly built David Wilson Homes development comprising 40 three, four and five bedroom properties. Located in the village of Llangan in...Read More
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Unitrunk Helps Coral Reef Refurb Go Swimmingly
Refurbishment of Bracknell Forest Council’s ‘Coral Reef’ Waterworld in Bracknell has been completed using both plastic-coated and stainless steel trunking from Unitrunk’s cable management range. The ambitious transformation project includes a complete remodelling of the existing centre along with a new pool roof and construction of a new Flume Tower with five exciting flume rides. All the existing electrical services were stripped from the...Read More
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Closomat - "Super Pub" gets "Super Loo"!
A new ‘super pub’ - believed to be the biggest in the UK - has opened, complete with a ‘super loo’! The 16,500 sq ft Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate is the result of a £4.5m investment by leading pub chain JD Wetherspoon, and revitalises a Grade II listed former casino on the seafront. Its doors will be open to all - the venue includes one of Closomat’s Changing Places assisted accessible toilets, for people who need more space...Read More
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Breathing Buildings’ takes Centre Stage at CIBSE Build2Perform Live 2017
Breathing Buildings is delighted to be presenting a seminar at the CIBSE Build2Perform Live, taking place on 21st and 22nd November 2017 at Olympia, London. Breathing Buildings’ Consulting Manager, Dr Owen Connick will be speaking on the 21st November 2017 at 10:15am on ‘Assessment methods in natural ventilation’. At the event, Dr Owen Connick will be highlighting the various physical assessment methods in natural...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Trunking Pre-Fabricated into Battersea Apartment Project
More than 500 apartments in the £9 billion revamp of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station have utility cupboards pre-fabricated with a cable management solution from leading British manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex. The cupboards were assembled off-site and delivered complete with Marshall-Tufflex Sterling Profile 3 white trunking to supply power for apartment ventilation and heat interface units, cupboard lighting, hot...Read More
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Munters - New Apps Released
Munters cool HVAC Apps offer complete psychrometric calculations on the go! Now updated 64bit iOS version and New Android! PsychroApp Psychrometric Calculations Tool Munters free psychrometric calculation tool PsychroApp™ is designed to be used on iOS or Android devices to give fast and accurate humidity calculations. Munters PsychroApp™ psychrometric calculator lets you easily calculate the...Read More
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Aquilar - Bloodhound SSC Completes First Public Run
As proud product sponsors of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt, Aquilar was excited to attend the first public run on the 26th October at Cornwall Airport in Newquay. The event marked the 20 year anniversary of the current World Land Speed Record of 763mph, set by Wing Commander Andy Green. Bloodhound SSC achieved a speed of 210mph on the 2.7km runway, in front of around 3500 spectators. The Bloodhound team is...Read More
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Prism Power - 5 Vital Ways to Maximise Availability from your Critical Power Systems
Every facility is vulnerable to the threat of an outage that can grind operations to a halt. Find out how you can limit them. The condition of the electrical power systems that supply a facility should be a top concern for every organisation where downtime is to be avoided. Power is the least visible critical element required to run your organisation, but when failure occurs, the impact is palpable. When investing in a new electrical system...Read More
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RCM Products - Strong & Good Looking
An order for 800 aluminium computer floor grilles was not an issue for RCM Products and were installed at a secure data centre in the heart of Surrey. Designed, manufactured and installed by RCM, the 600 x 600 heavy duty floor grilles were delivered in one batch and installed over a period of a few days by an installation team of two from RCM Products assisted by two onsite staff. RCM Products offer bespoke computer floor grilles...Read More
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Monodraught - Project Code Summer Hackathon Update
As part of our ongoing CSR commitment to provide more skills and opportunities in the local area, we were delighted to launch our "Project Code" programme from our High Wycombe HQ during July 2017. Project Code has positive impact on research and development at Monodraught -  We invited university undergraduate students to come and work with us for a two week period. They would work as part of a multidisciplinary team...Read More
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Schneider Electric Announces Platinum Sponsorship of SPARKS UK Electrical...
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced that it is supporting the 2018 SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition as the Platinum Sponsor. Launched in 2010 by SNG Publishing, the competition gives students the opportunity to be recognised for their hard work and skills. The competition brings together lecturers, employers, industry leaders and manufacturers...Read More
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