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Continuing Professional Development Courses
Our range of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) seminars, Training opportunities, Workshops and Lunch ‘n’ Learn seminars provide accredited CPD qualifications across a vast range of construction industries to help you upgrade skills and move forward with your career goals. A full range of CPD Seminars can be found via the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign which is constantly being updated. CPD informative seminars...Read More
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Grundfos - Wimbledon Takes on No 1
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is the only major that is played on grass. Each year a staggering 1 billion people follow the action and with c500,000 people attending, this makes this the largest single annual sporting event in Europe. Such a massive undertaking relies on many hidden heroes such as a wide range of pumps that are involved in the various processes. These include heating/cooling requirements...Read More
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Legrand Bring the (Horse)Power
Opened in April 2018, Magna’s high-pressure vacuum die casting facility in Telford specialises in producing advanced lightweight aluminium parts for the automotive industry. Operation of the 225,000sqft manufacturing site places significant demands on power supply. In order to create a long-lasting and highly efficient power infrastructure, the contractors turned to commercial power distribution specialists Legrand UK...Read More
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TORMAX Tees Off!
Creating an impressive entrance to the new retail and performance centre at Frilford Heath Golf Club, TORMAX was contracted by Feltham Construction to manufacture and install a stylish and contemporary set of bi-parting automatic sliding doors. Powered by the extremely reliable TORMAX iMotion 2202 door operator, smooth opening is assured along with minimum ongoing maintenance requirements. Frilford Heath Golf...Read More
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Airedale International - Every Little Helps: The Rise of the Data Supermarket
Gartner recently declared that “the data centre is dead”. But what do they mean by data centre? Terms like hyperscale, enterprise, CoLo, edge, micro, server room, HPC and cloud have rendered the term almost redundant. As the industry has grown it has fragmented and mutated, resulting in a multitude of terms now used to describe the physical locations data is stored. Gartner’s use of the term “data centre” actually refers to the...Read More
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SSQ - Del Carmen Slate Effortlessly Meets Strict Environmental Requirements
Del Carmen Prime natural slates were chosen to crown this contemporary residence, situated on a rural site just west of Portadown, County Armagh. The design of the house was inspired by traditional Irish farm buildings, yet also offering a modern and light-filled living area - all while meeting stringent targets for energy efficiency. To bring the building to life, some unusual design decisions led to it taking on a near-cruciform shape...Read More
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Pilkington United Kingdom Limited Invests £3 Million in New Machinery
Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd, part of the NSG Group, has invested more than £3 million in new technology to increase its capacity to manufacture Pilkington Planar™, and meet growing market demand for its internationally sold structural glazing system. The glass manufacturer has invested in a new state of the art toughening furnace, an increased capability heat soak oven, and a glass measuring device. Each will be used as part of...Read More
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Glen Dimplex Heat. & Vent.  - Mitigating Concerns with Electric Flame Technology
It is understandable that many decisions around building and design are driven by health and safety requirements; this ensures that buildings are both safe and healthy places to work, socialise and live in. Therefore, it’s not surprising that in recent research, 79% of architects and designers report avoiding using flame in their projects. Open fireplaces, as well as gas fires, can present a hazard to people if they are not protected properly...Read More
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Aico - Sheffield Council Upgrades Fire Alarm Protection Across Housing Stock
Sheffield City Council has taken a decision to upgrade the fire alarm systems across its entire housing stock as part of a major electrical upgrade programme to keep customers safe. Phase 1 of this work will see over 20,000 properties upgraded from category LD3 to the higher level of protection, LD2, using Aico 3000 Series Alarms. Domestic Fire Alarm installation is guided by BS 5839-6 which clearly identifies both grades of alarm system to use...Read More
Servaclean - A Drink at the 19th
Sherdley Park Golf Club has recently relaunched its clubhouse following a £1 million refurbishment, of which we were extremely proud and privileged to have been a part of. The clubhouse comes complete with a new restaurant, bar and stunning terrace (The Park Bar & Kitchen) overlooking the 18-hole Sherdley golf course, which is open to all members of the public as well as golfers. Our bespoke free CAD bar planning service ensured...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Underfloor Air Conditioning for Historic Flax House, Belfast
Flax House is a five storey Victorian building with red brick, warehouse style construction, located on Adelaide Street in the Linen Quarter of Belfast. Originally home to handkerchief manufacturer, McBride & Williams, the warehouse building was designed by Young & Mackenzie and built in 1906-7. Straidorn Properties acquired 83-91 Adelaide Street in 2016 after it had been derelict for 30 years. The refurbished and fully...Read More
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VEKA UK Group - Five Stars for Glamorous Gatsby-Themed Members’ Weekend
With the scene set, the red carpet rolled out, and the host straight from Hollywood, there was only one way this year’s Great Gatsby-themed Independent Network Members’ Weekend could go; here’s the official review… The annual Independent Network Members’ Weekend is a great opportunity for fabricators and fitters to get together, catch up, ‘talk shop’, and have some fun. And just like any literary or cinematic masterpiece, the...Read More
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