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CPD Certified Seminars & Lunch 'n' Learn Seminars
Have you planned your CPD requirements for 2018? We offer an extensive range of certified CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and Lunch 'n' Learn Seminars from leading companies within the construction industry. We have a dedicated section on our website which lists a full range of CPD Seminars and can be found via the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign which is constantly being updated. CPDs are crucial...Read More
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Danfoss Drives - Rethinking Building Efficiency
We spend most of our time in buildings - working, shopping, learning, sleeping. Itís not surprising, therefore, that these buildings consume a lot of energy. Most of it is used for heating, cooling and ventilation, through technologies known as technical building systems (TBS). If these are incorrectly designed and installed, poorly maintained or inefficiently managed, then the whole building, and its occupants, can suffer as a result. The good...Read More
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Monodraught - Powerful Example of Healthy Natural Lighting Delivered Indoors...
As part of the TW6 development next to Tsuen Wan West MTR station in Hong Kong, 15 Nį Sunpipe systems have been installed in fitness studios for dancing or yoga, providing natural light directly to the studios. In order to ensure optimum performance for the systems, the consultant WSP Asia Ltd, conducted a sunlight path design to identify which "spot" on the roof will be in sunlight all day and avoid sun shielding. The units were...Read More
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Condair Launches "Humidity Fights Flu" Campaign
Humidification specialist, Condair, is launching a "Humidity Fights Flu" campaign to promote awareness that an indoor humidity level of 40-60%RH is very beneficial in combating airborne influenza infections. Tim Scott, head of sales at Condair plc, comments, "There is overwhelming scientific evidence that person-to-person airborne flu infections are significantly reduced when indoor humidity is maintained at 40-60%RH. Yet there is...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Invisible Fix to Airing Commercial Spaces
The problem of achieving a uniformly well-ventilated space beneath a perforated ceiling is resolved with a unique development by Gilberts. The new GTD (Gilberts Tile Diffuser) provides a virtually invisible means of incorporating ventilators into a perforated ceiling. Uniquely, via Gilbertsí development and application of air distribution solutions, it ensures optimal ventilation of the interior below, without any cold spots. "The technology weíve...Read More
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Wienerbergerís Heritage Service Adapts Traditional 1950s Cotswolds Building
When architects Lawrence Grigg and Lydia Robinson from Design Storey, an Architecture and Development Company, were looking to adapt a traditional 1950s Cotswolds building to create a contemporary addition, Wienerbergerís Heritage Service was an ideal choice. This arts & crafts inspired house is now a beautifully renovated property with a contemporary tile clad pavilion extension, and has recently featured on Channel 4ís...Read More
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TORMAX - Efficient Access for High Speed Rail Students
A state-of-the-art training facility, the National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham has just opened its impressive TORMAX automatic revolving entrance doors, welcoming in the first cohort of high speed rail apprentices and learners. Powered by the technologically advanced TORMAX 5251 operator, the four-leaf door reflects the cutting-edge design of this important new learning resource. Ensuring clear and easy access...Read More
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TheisCraft - John Bragger Joins TheisCraft as Project Manager
We are delighted that John Bragger has joined TheisCraft as Project Manager. John brings considerable technical expertise to the team having worked within the industry managing large client projects and teams. John will ensure key projects are managed and delivered on time and to specification. Jon Theis comments "TheisCraft is committed to finding very best people, to provide the best possible service and support to...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Rooflights Installed for Ventilation & Access in Stunning Coastal...
This magnificent seaside cottage, offering 4 storeys of exquisite modern living, occupies a commanding position overlooking the beautiful oyster-shaped Lulworth Cove. Instrumental in ensuring there was adequate ventilation as well as natural daylight in the accommodation that is housed within the void of this window-less thatched roof, were four deluxe rooflights from Glazing Vision. Products ranged from the...Read More
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Vertiv - Consultants Corner
Introducing our new portal, Consultants Corner. Free registration*. All in one place, a collection of our technical materials to support you in your next project as well as contacts to our responsive technical support team. The portal includes a wide range of tools and resources designed to support the learning, specification, presentation and installation of mechanical and electrical Vertiv solutions. Features: Intuitive product selector...Read More
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Pilkington - Stunning Structurally Glazed Atrium...
When architectural practice Scott Brownrigg designed a new building at the headquarters of FTSE 100-listed wealth management business St Jamesís Place, it wanted to give the building a suitably impressive centrepiece to welcome employees, clients and partners. This was achieved in the form of a three-storey atrium, created using the Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing system. The space sits between the two major elements...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Jeff Kerridge Joins Marshall-Tufflex
Cable management specialist Jeff Kerridge has joined industry leader Marshall-Tufflex as its new Regional Manager for the North. Jeff, who has worked in the industry for 34 years, joins the Sussex-based manufacturer from Marco. He brings with him focused industry experience, great contacts and a wealth of product knowledge. He will be leading a team of seven Area Sales Managers working with electrical wholesalers and...Read More
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Piller - World-leading Electron Accelerator Facility Chooses Piller
Piller is to supply MAX IV Laboratory, a world-leading Swedish electron accelerator research facility, with uninterruptible power for its highly sensitive and sophisticated research equipment. The MAX IV-laboratory in Lund Sweden, is the brightest source of x-rays worldwide. Built for a cost of around 6 billion SEK and capable of receiving 2000-3000 scientists annually, the centre has been attracting researchers from around the world...Read More
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Purus at the Leeds Beckett University Construction Material Trade Show
Purus, the wetroom drainage and level-access floor gully manufacturer, had a very successful day exhibiting at the first ever Leeds Beckett University Construction Material Trade Show recently. The exhibition, run by the Universityís School of Built Environment and Engineering, allowed Purus to introduce their company and products to the architects of the future. It also enabled the students to meet suppliers and discuss issues...Read More
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