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Pilkington - Structural Glazing Lends Design Flare to Cutting-Edge Bioscience Centre
The Charnock Bradley Building is the centrepiece of the University of Edinburgh’s expanding Easter Bush Campus eight miles south of the city. The £32 million building is home to The Roslin Innovation Centre, the business location of choice for companies undertaking strategic, commercial and collaborative research in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Agri Tech and One Health industries. The building serves as a hub for the campus, providing...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Blue Roof Best Practice
The changing nature of blue roofs - from simple rainwater storage facilities to state-of-the-art attenuation solutions - has placed this cutting edge building technology at the forefront of current thinking on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). This shift has been driven in part by changing climate patterns (resulting in more extreme rainfall events), government planning policy, which is encouraging rainwater runoff to be controlled as close...Read More
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Contactum - NICEIC Live North - 22nd November 2018
Contactum will be exhibiting at the NICEIC Live North at Aintree Racecourse on 22nd November 2018. Come and visit us at Stand 1, we will be showcasing our new range of high quality wiring accessories called Mayfair along with Defender 18th edition Metal Consumer Units type tested BS EN 61439-3 as well as range of new B Board, Switches and Sockets. This is an ideal opportunity to come and meet the Contactum team to discuss...Read More
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Unitrunk Drives Efficiency at Southampton Multi-Deck Installation
EasyConnect cable basket from Unitrunk’s RIS (Rapid Installation Systems) range has been used for the electrical fit-out of two vehicle storage car parks at Southampton Docks, enabling electrical contractor, Rigfone Electrics, to make substantial savings on both the cost of the installation and the programme. Constructed as part of a £450 million investment in upgrading the seafront and improving the ferry terminals in Southampton...Read More
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Monodraught - Breath of Fresh Air for Grenfell Community Centre
Monodraught are honoured to have been able to support a second DIY SOS project. This time for the recent Grenfell special which involved building a new Boxing club and Community Centre for residents affected by the tragic fire of June 2017. Monodraught supports DIY SOS - The two part programme saw the team construct the new community centre and gym on a site under the A40 Westway. Our design and installation team...Read More
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Carrier - Weston General Hospital Selects Chillers with Super Enviro-Shield®...
Carrier has supplied a high-performance Aquasnap® air-cooled chiller equipped with Super Enviro-Shield® condenser protection to Weston General Hospital. The chiller, installed by RTS Engineering Somerset Ltd, features Carrier’s Super Enviro-Shield condenser coating, an extremely durable and flexible epoxy coating applied over all coil surfaces to completely isolate the metal and protect the all-aluminium heat exchangers from corrosion...Read More
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Roxtec is Helping Protect the Polar Research Vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough
The new build ship is being funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, built by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead and run by the British Antarctic Survey. It will operate in extreme conditions in both Antarctica and the Arctic, enduring up to 60 days in sea-ice for scientists to gather data on the climate and oceans. Roxtec seals will be installed in key areas including the engine room, power generators and external lighting. The transits...Read More
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Catnic - Pushing the Envelope of Design
Pre-coated metal standing seam roofing and cladding systems are proving their worth for both new build and refurbishment projects, providing a lightweight, durable and attractive finish. Here, Richard Price, Technical Director at Catnic, looks at the benefits of standing seam systems and how they can offer architectural freedom across both new and retrofit applications. A popular and cost-effective alternative to the more traditional...Read More
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Vertiv Appoints Joachim Fischer as EMEA Channel Sales Director
Vertiv today announced the appointment of Joachim Fischer as channel sales director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based in Munich, Joachim brings significant channel experience having previously worked as general manager sales for NEC in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH), leading substantial channel development programmes. As part of the wider strategy, Joachim will lead the creation...Read More
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Munters - We’re an Exhibitor at DCD London 2018
Join Munters at DCD Zettastructure London! Part of a series of events that inform, influence and instigate change for the European data centre and cloud infrastructure community. DCD London is bringing together senior executives and technical teams responsible for the design, build, management and operation of data centres, to discuss the high-velocity business demands of the zettabyte era. Visit for a packed 2-day agenda of 100+
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ABB Distribution Solutions - Circuit Monitoring Systems
With the rise of digitalisation and the Internet of Things (IoT) collection of data from the entire network for analysis becomes easier, enabling optimisation of energy usage and assets. From monitoring energy consumption to control of operations and costs, connectivity-based solutions can improve energy efficiency while reducing costs. ABB’s portfolio of scalable energy and asset management solutions, including CMS-700, brings this...Read More
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Carlo Gavazzi - Visit us at the Smart Buildings Show
Carlo Gavazzi would like to invite you to visit us at this year’s Smart Buildings Show at London’s Barbican Centre. Come along to stand no. G2 to see one of largest energy management and smart building ranges in the UK. Meeting the demands of intelligent buildings requires flexibility and intelligence within the infrastructure to keep up with the pace of change to ensure less energy is consumed. It’s all about getting the technology and...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Mini Glo-Ball S Pendant by Flos
The designer fitting Glo-Ball by Flos is pure style and elegance at its best. This is the smallest of three suspended pendants in the range. Originally designed by Jasper Morrison in 1998 this range of minimal yet sophisticated light fixtures has been built upon to offer glamour for any environment. The Glo-ball range is available as pendants, table lamp and floor lamp. The diffuser consists of an externally acid-etched, hand blown, flashed opaline...Read More
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