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ABB Furse - Project Managers to Optimise Earthing & Lightning Design
Earthing & Lightning experts Furse provide focused technical design services to ensure both project cost accuracy and regulation compliance. With the project managers under pressure to control costs, ABB Furse is providing tailored customer support with technical and design services to optimise the cost of earthing and lightning protection systems. Lightning and surge protection and earthing systems are not a ‘one size fits all’...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Steam Offers Smooth Advantage for Baby Food Producer
With partners including global companies and offering a variety of services including product development, ingredient sourcing, process advice and pack design, no challenge is too big for Natural Fruit & Beverage Co. To help a leading baby food manufacturer differentiate itself in a crowded market, the team at Natural Fruit & Beverage Co. embarked on a project to transition to clean steam generation for the packing process. All the while...Read More
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Honeywell Gents’ History
Gent has been a well-known brand for hundreds of years, whether it is in the Clock Industry, Sirens or Fire Alarm Systems. In the Last 20 years or so, Gent has gone through some major changes, especially since being acquired by Honeywell. Gent has always been the fore runners at keeping up with the latest Fire Legislations and ensuring that products are equipped to follow these changes. Gent has a number of firsts; First SOFT...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - How Natural Slate Saves the Contractor Time
It’s well known that in comparison to other roofing materials, natural slate is a premium product that increases the value of the property it adorns. With a lifespan of around 80-100 years, natural slate adds timeless beauty to buildings around the world. In addition to its beauty, strength and durability did you know it can save you, the contractor, time; which as we all know is precious in the roofing industry? From purchasing the material to post...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Air Conditioning Commercial Office Space
According to the Carbon Trust, around 40% of commercial floor space is expected to be air conditioned by 2020, compared with only 10% at the end of 1994. Demand is therefore increasing rapidly and due to this, building owners and operators are encouraged to look carefully at energy consumption, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning in particular, to see where savings can be made. The Carbon Trust also suggests that specifying a new...Read More
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TORMAX - Accessible Entrance for Community Chemist
A busy healthcare hub in the centre of Leicester, Yakub Chemist offers a community pharmacy as well as home care services. Ensuring all customers can access the facilities, the main entrance has recently benefited from a complete refurbishment. An accessible ramp combines with a TORMAX automatic sliding door, giving clear and easy access from the street. Powered by the compact and unobtrusive TORMAX 2201 door operator...Read More
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Servaclean - Aberdeen’s Superior Steakhouse & Bar has Arrived
Vovem is one of the latest and greatest projects we are proud to have worked on. Situated at 254 Union Street, Aberdeen, Vovem is another spectacular offering from PB Development Company (PB Devco). A new and vibrant venue that embodies the contemporary, sophisticated and innovative. Offering a unique experience and authentic atmosphere, Vovem Meat & Liquor is a bar and steakhouse of the likes Aberdeen has never seen...Read More
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Aico to Use VR on Exhibition Stands as Part of CO Awareness Campaign
As part of Aico’s new Carbon Monoxide campaign ‘Why would you risk it?’, Aico is bringing Virtual Reality to its new stand at large exhibitions throughout 2019. Aico has chosen to use Virtual Reality for the first time, working in partnership with Altro-Orbis. Virtual Reality is the use of computer technology to create an engaging, immersive virtual environment and is being used to educate Aico’s customers on the effect and symptoms of...Read More
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BMI Ensures that Academy Roof is Twice Underwritten
Dating back to the 1930s, Oakfield Academy in Frome has a total of 3,500m² of new pitched and flat roofing that is now guaranteed for quality for 15-years and more, thanks to BMI UK & Ireland - the largest manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions in the UK and Europe. BMI UK & Ireland was recently formed following the coming together of Icopal and Monier Redland. With a heritage in roofing reaching back over 180...Read More
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Purus - 10 Years This Month: Minimax 50 Floor Gullies at London 2012 Athletes Village
This week Purus, the Swedish floor gully and wetroom drainage manufacturer, are looking back ten years to Summer 2009, when their Minimax 50 floor gullies were specified for the London 2012 Athletes Village. It remains one of Purus’ proudest achievements to date and they are honoured to have played a part in the project and to have been given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Minimax 50 is Purus’ popular horizontal outlet...Read More
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Carlo Gavazzi - Manage your Energy Meter from your Smart Phone
Carlo Gavazzi’s OptoProg is a battery powered device that is used to configure the WM20, WM30, WM40, WM50, and ET112, ET330, ET340 range of energy analysers via an optical port. This can speed up the commissioning process dramatically when the installation conditions are challenging. The embedded Bluetooth 4.0 communication allows the user to connect a Smartphone (via UCS Mobile Android APP) or a PC...Read More
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FläktGroup - Smoke Dampers: The Dangers of Non-Compliance
Designed to protect escape routes and assist fire fighters with access, smoke extraction systems are an essential element of modern fire protection strategies. However, it has come to light that the mandatory standard for smoke dampers is increasingly being overlooked as specifiers instead opt for cheaper, uncertified products. Simon Plummer, national fire safety and fans product manager at FläktGroup, discusses this worrying trend...Read More
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