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Frenger “Radiant” Passive Chilled Beams Help the International House Sydney
Frenger are proud to have supplied the International House in Australia which has recently been awarded the Development Excellence award for Sustainable Development from Urban Taskforce Australia. The project set a new benchmark for commercial building typologies, incorporating comprehensive and varied environmental sustainable design initiatives throughout. International House Sydney is a 6 Star Green Star...Read More
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Pilkington UK Supports Ground-Breaking Energy-Positive Office Project
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited has contributed glazing and technical expertise to academics at the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) at Swansea University, to help deliver the UK’s first net energy-positive commercial building. The Active Office, located on Swansea University’s new £450 million Bay Campus, is a prototype for net energy-positive commercial spaces and aims to demonstrate the organisation’s...Read More
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Airedale Secures Preferred Supplier Status with Aggreko
Leading British cooling specialist, Airedale International, has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Aggreko, specialists in power, heating and cooling. The new agreement will provide Airedale’s UK customers with access to Aggreko’s extensive fleet of power generation and temperature control solutions backed by Airedales nationwide team of HVAC specialists. Through this collaboration, customers will benefit from...Read More
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Xylem - Water Scarcity - What can we Do?
Water. It’s the world’s most precious resource, and yet the Environment Agency’s findings suggest that three billion litres of it is lost through leakage every day. The report also warns that if our habits don’t change, England could face water supply shortages by as soon as 2020. So what can we do to help prevent this from happening? Here, David Spragg, DBS OEM Business Manager at Xylem Water Solutions, considers how...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Welcomes BB101 2018
Breathing Buildings, the UK’s leading provider of controlled hybrid ventilation systems, has welcomed the 2018 edition of BB101: Guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in schools. Published recently by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the document is aimed at technical professionals involved in the design, specification and construction of new school buildings and the refurbishment of existing...Read More
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Unitrunk Provides Fast Track Solution for School Extension
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, have supplied the company’s RIS (Rapid Installation Systems) C and EasyConnect cable basket as part of a fast track school extension programme at Histon and Impington Junior School in Cambridge. Part of the Cambridge Primary Education Trust (CPET) multi-academy trust (MAT), Histon and Impington Junior school currently offers provision for Key Stage 2 and four classes of Year 2...Read More
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Aico - Tower Blocks’ Fire Alarm Systems Raised to Top Category Protection
Watford Community Housing has completed the installation of Grade D, LD1 fire detection systems in two 16 storey tower blocks using Aico Multi-Sensor Fire Alarms and accessories, wirelessly interconnected with Aico’s award winning RadioLINK+ RF technology. Abbey View and Munden View tower blocks on the Meriden Estate, which recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, are iconic Watford landmarks. They are part of...Read More
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Servaclean - How to Plan A Bar - The Servaclean Way
The team at Servaclean are masters at making the most of behind-the-bar space in both fixed and mobile bars. This article will show you some of the key points from our bar planning checklist. Glasswashing - Consider whether glasses will be washed in the bar counter or somewhere else. Will you use a cabinet machine or a twin bowl sink for a manual wash & rinse method. Glasswashing needs more than just the machine: you require...Read More
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Grundfos - Built to Order
Offsite build is today recognised as providing a vital solution that is helping to overcome a range of issues currently being experienced, for example, the industry wide skills shortage. These pre-engineered solutions tick all the boxes in terms of the coordination of a range of elements from planning and design, through to fabrication, the actual assembly of components, plus all required testing. At Grundfos, we are seeing these requests...Read More
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Smart-Space - Finished Goods Warehouse & Regulatory Support Helps Northwood...
Smart-Space, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and installers of re-locatable, semi-permanent and permanent buildings, has completed the construction of a finished goods warehouse for Northwood Hygiene Products at the company’s production site in Telford, Shropshire. Northwood manufactures, supplies and transports away-from-home (AfH) professional paper hygiene products to a distribution network spanning the UK...Read More
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ABB Distribution Solutions - UK Construction Week - NEC 9th - 11th October
Building (r)evolution, adaptive smart buildings, impact on building values and economy of usages. As part of Building Tech Live, ABB’s David Shephard will look at what makes up a smarter building automation solution, its benefits and opportunities for building owners. Smarter building automation offers owners the opportunity to adapt the types of use for their buildings, during its life cycle. Connected smart building solutions can...Read More
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Schneider Electric Upskills Partners with Canalis Installer Programme
Schneider Electric, the leader in energy management and automation, has launched an installer training programme for its range of High Power Canalis Busbar electrical distribution systems. Schneider Electric’s partnered installers will travel to a purpose-built training facility in Hungary. They will take part in up to four days of practical installation training and become fully accredited to install the Schneider Electric Canalis...Read More
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