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Frenger - Over 10% Increase in Performance for Frenger’s Heating Panels...
Recent independent testing performed by HLK (Heizung Lüftung Klimatechnik) Stuttgart, has shown that the heating performance of Frenger’s Modula SP Radiant Heating Panels has increased by more than 10%. This increase in performance is mainly due to new bonding techniques employed during the in-house production of the radiant heating panels. Frenger’s heating capacity of their CE certified Modula SP panels has increased from...Read More
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Unitrunk - Over 4,500 Metres of Unitrunk Installed at the New Preston Bus Station
A good service is now operating from Preston Bus Station with the help of cable management specialist, Unitrunk. As part of a multi-million pound redevelopment of the iconic transport hub, over 4,500 metres of Unitrunk’s multi-compartment trunking solutions were specified throughout to house the building’s power and lighting cabling. The refurbishment of this iconic 1960s brutalist building has radically transformed the public space...Read More
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Grundfos - Clearly a Great Solution
When Portsmouth Aqua (a division of Portsmouth Aviation) were looking to develop a water purification system, they turned to Grundfos Pumps to work with them to produce a complete engineering solution. The aim was to deliver a unit that could, at the press of a button, produce sustainable clean water. Developing a product to meet such exacting demands was always going to be a challenge. However, with the expertise and in-depth...Read More
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Dunham Bush Fan Convectors for the Jewel in Middlesbrough’s Crown
Middlesbrough Town Hall has recently undergone a major £7.7m restoration, transforming it into a modern cultural venue and important heritage asset. The challenge for Leon Atkins of DTA Consulting Engineers was to design a heating system for the town Hall’s main hall that would deliver the most ecological and efficient heating, whilst providing comfortable environmental conditions for the people using the facility. The hall has a large...Read More
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AEI Cables - Raising Standards, Saving Lives
With the protection of lives and property now a major issue in the UK for the safe development of the next generation of modern buildings, the choice of cabling which powers the safety features has come under increasing scrutiny. Here, Graham Turner of AEI Cables examines the issues. The requirement for continuity of power in new complex modern public buildings in which large numbers of people move about has never been...Read More
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Vertiv Defines Four Primary Edge Archetypes & their Technology Requirements
Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today released Defining Four Edge Archetypes and their Technology Requirements, a global, research-based analysis of network edge use cases, resulting in the identification of four main archetypes for edge applications and the technology required to support them. Vertiv edge experts, in conjunction with an independent third party consulting firm, identified more than 100 use cases...Read More
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BBA - WSBF & BBA Call for Integrated Approach to Driving UK’s Energy Efficiency
An influential coalition of UK businesses and MPs has called on the government to back new regulations for domestic energy efficiency, linking them with those for plumbers, gas engineers and electricians. The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) and the British Board of Agrément (BBA) held a roundtable to discuss progress following publication of the ‘Each Home Counts’ report, with their focus on building...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Cutting-Edge City College Stays Ahead of the Curve...
Marshall-Tufflex’s sleek new Sterling Curve cable management system has been fitted throughout a new £13 million building at City College Plymouth in Devon. The Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) is the biggest investment in skills training in Plymouth for many years and is the college’s direct response to the skills shortages identified in the region over the past decade...Read More
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Aico Appoints Andy Speake as its New National Technical Manager
Aico, the UK’s market leader in domestic mains powered Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Speake to the prestigious role of National Technical Manager. Andy joined Aico in 2016 in a technical capacity, moving swiftly to IT Manager. Coming from a B2B IT background, including roles in technical support and consultancy, his skills were readily transferable. As National...Read More
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Gilberts for Aesthetic Refurbishment? Capital!
Part of a 1970s office building is being taken into the 21st century with a sustainable alteration to its ventilation strategy. Facilities management expert Apleona HSG, on behalf of Royal Sun Alliance (RSA), is executing a phased refurbishment of three floors of the 11 storey block. An integral element of the upgrade is updating the core systems to optimise energy efficiency and sustainability. Consultant Ernest Griffiths had to balance...Read More
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Hitzinger - Trade Fair Dates
We will be exhibiting at the following trade fairs during 2018. EXPO - 12th - 13th June 2018 will see the show move to London for the first time, hosted by Heathrow, presenting new opportunities on a larger scale, with the show expected to grow beyond 200+ exhibitors. The indoor vehicle display area will offer attendees a display of the latest airport vehicles on the market, whatever the weather! INNOTRANS - 18th - 21st September 2018...Read More
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Xylem brings High Efficiency Solutions to the Pump Centre Conference
Xylem, a global water technology leader, showcased a host of solutions designed to combat the toughest applications efficiently and effectively at this year’s Pump Centre Conference in Telford. In line with 2018’s technical theme - ’Resilience of Pumps and Pumping Systems’ - the stand included smart products such as the new Godwin NC150S dri-prime pump featuring N-technology, and the popular Flygt Concertor...Read More
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Ecodek - Old Bailey, London
Central London recently saw the dated 1980s office building 20 Old Bailey receive a huge modernisation and upgrade. Standing directly opposite the iconic law courts, the project was completed in just under 2 years, and saw the demolition taking place at the same time as construction given the short timeframe. The existing building was bought by private equity giant Blackstone who commissioned the extensive £59m project...Read More
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Honeywell Gent - Logic Alarms Joins Gent24 Network
A Warm Welcome to Logic Alarms who have joined our Gent24 Network as a System Integrator in March. They are a very experienced Fire company who have been covering the Scottish Highlands & Islands for the past 22 years. They cover all aspects of fire and security systems, protecting everything from small offices to large Commercial Organisations and the Public Sector. Pictured here is Gent Business Manager...Read More
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