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Continuing Professional Development Seminars
We are pleased to offer an extensive selection of CPD Seminars, Training Courses and Lunch ‘n’ Learn seminars on the latest developments, legislation and product solutions in the building and construction industry. An easily accessible range of CPD Seminars can be found on the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign which is constantly being updated. CPD seminars are delivered by highly experienced professionals who...Read More
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Piller - Powerbridge™ & CPM - An Ideal Match for Modern GenSets
Piller’s kinetic energy stores are a perfect partner for contemporary diesel generators, which are faster-starting and far more reliable than their predecessors. It is a common myth that using batteries as the interim energy store to bridge the gap between mains failure and engine start somehow adds to the reliability of the overall system. That was true some years ago when engine starting was far less reliable and when modern data centres...Read More
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Pilkington UK Delivers Glass Centrepiece in Aldi HQ Makeover
St Helens based glass manufacturer Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has helped to create a three-story structural glass cube as part of a makeover and extension at Aldi’s UK headquarters. Aldi’s £70m investment in the site has added new architectural features to the building’s exterior and created 14,000 sqm of new space. Pilkington, working with Stoas Architects and Bennett Architectural, has delivered...Read More
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Schneider Electric Helps Utilities Stop Blackouts with iPENDA & PAM500
Schneider Electric, the leader in energy management and automation, has announced its latest solution to help utilities and operators monitor, control and protect their electrical networks. The intelligent public electricity network distribution assembly (iPENDA) will connect packaged substations to the Internet of Things, ensuring operators can be proactive with maintenance and in responding to substation faults. The management of energy...Read More
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SSQ - West Cross House, South Glamorgan, Del Carmen, First Grade
West Cross House is a six-bedroom Victorian family home in a prominent location in Penarth town centre, in the heart of Penarth Conservation Area. The new owners of the property commenced extensive renovation works in March 2018 aiming to retain its original XIX century character and appearance. The property owner expressed interest in obtaining a reliable alternative to locally sourced natural slates. Throughout his research...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Single Ply Flat Roof Drainage Best Practice
Best practice dictates that flat roofs should expel rainwater quickly and effectively. Daniel Bosworth, design manager at SIG Design & Technology, explores the importance of adequately designed falls and drainage in achieving this. Central to the long-term performance of flat roofs are adequate falls and drainage. The former ensure that rainwater is moved to designated low points, while the latter should be of sufficient size and number...Read More
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Polyflor - New Ocean Fish & Chip Restaurant Dives into the Palettone Collection
Opening just off the A6 in Preston, The Flower Bowl, a large, single storey building (4,200m), with a grass roof which undulates to give a natural appearance, is a new mixed leisure destination at Barton Grange that features a premium cinema, curling rink, ten pin bowling alley, crazy golf and several new restaurants. Part of the build was the addition of the Ocean Fish and Chips Restaurant featuring a maritime inspired décor. Designed by...Read More
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TheisCraft Announce Appointment of Patrick Kelly as Strategic Account Manager
TheisCraft, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of intelligent lighting control (smart lighting) systems, modular wiring, commercial lighting and emergency lighting to the commercial and high-end residential sectors, is delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick Kelly as Strategic Account Manager. TheisCraft supplies intelligent systems to a wide variety of projects from large commercial buildings, schools, hotels and...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Twin Plus Tough Enough for Major City Bank Upgrade
An international bank has transformed its data and cabling capacity as part of a programme to expand customer-focused services. The scale of upgrade at Ziraat Bank’s London City branch demanded robust cable management solutions to deliver the electrical infrastructure required. Design-to-install contractors Randburg Electrical Services specified Marshall-Tufflex Twin Plus Aluminium for the job, which spanned new power and...Read More
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FläktGroup - Keep Apace with Changing Space
The UK serviced office model is expected to grow from £16bn in 2017 to £62bn in 2025. Space is at a premium, and with multiple occupants sharing one building, flexibility is required. Mike Hayes, applications specialist at FläktGroup, explains why facilities managers should consider Underfloor Air Conditioning (UFAC) for this reason. Demand is growing exponentially for serviced offices and co-working spaces across the country, both...Read More
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Purus’ V55 Plaster Separators Installed at the Camberwell College of Arts
Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies for wetrooms as well as stainless steel sanitaryware and drainage solutions, have recently had their V55 Plaster Separators installed at the Camberwell College of Arts, who specialise in fine art, design and conservation courses. The Camberwell College of Arts in London is regarded as one of the UK’s foremost art and design institutions and Purus are proud to have their products featured on...Read More
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Grundfos - Scottish University Attains Top Marks for Energy Savings
Able to trace their history back over seven centuries to 1413, today the oldest university in Scotland, has many proud boasts. Offering four faculties, that serve nearly 8,000 students and with a world-renowned reputation, this is a university that is fully committed to achieving the highest standards. These ambitions can be seen in every aspect of the university’s operation, which includes aspiring to reach stringent environmental and energy...Read More
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