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Frenger’s MSCBs in Lambeth Civic Centre Saves Tax Payers £4.5m Per Year
Lambeth Civic Centre is a brand new, £45 million property which consists of 11,000m² of Grade A office space across 6 storeys. The use of Frenger’s Multi-Service Chilled Beams helped the building achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ due to their energy efficiency. The professional teams that are responsible for this prestigious project consists of Cartwright Packard Architects, Chapman BDSP Consulting Engineers and was...Read More
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Kingspan Technical Insulation - Birmingham Children’s Hospital
A new clinical building, which is home to a state-of-the-art cancer and rare disease centre, has been created as part of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) ‘Waterfall House’. 20,000 l/m of Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation was specified for the building’s services to help achieve credits towards the BREEAM target rating of ‘Very Good’. The four floors of Waterfall House are tailored to meet the needs of young patients receiving care...Read More
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Xylem - Beating the Blockages at Rochfort Manor
Looking for an effective solution to regular breakdowns and subsequent resident complaints, Irish Water turned to Xylem distributor Campion Pumps for a remedy. The challenge Rochfort Manor is a well-maintained and highly-desirable residential development on the outskirts of Carlow town in Ireland. With demanding flows and fibrous content, the pumps installed at Rochfort Manor Pumping Station had been frequently...Read More
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Schneider Electric - The Smart Buildings ‘Gene’
Smart Buildings are hardly a new concept. Buildings have been getting ‘smarter’ since the advent of Building Automation solutions a few decades ago. Yet increasingly, the ultimate definition of a ‘Smart Building’ exceeds automated operation and heads more towards intuitive operation. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend over 90% of their time inside buildings. As a result, they are expected to promote...Read More
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ABB Puts the Charge into World’s First 12-Metre Fully Electric Autonomous Bus
The world’s first 12-metre fully electric, autonomous 40-seater bus was unveiled today at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore where two of ABB’s Heavy Vehicle Chargers (HVC) have been delivered to make this vision a reality. The project is part of an ongoing collaboration between NTU, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Volvo Buses to develop autonomous bus technologies. This phase, which includes self-driving bus...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Iconic Church Shortlisted in #Roofingawards19
This year everyone once again gets a chance to vote for their favourite project in the 2019 Roofing Awards, an industry-wide event that recognises and rewards outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the UK roofing industry. SIG Design & Technology are delighted that one of our very special refurbishment projects has been shortlisted in the 2019 finals, a project which has a fascinating history and a great story too. Our Lady Help...Read More
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DMS - Micronics U1000 Heat Meter Used in High-End London Hotel
Many Micronics U1000 Heat Meters have been used by Carrier Controls of Leatherhead in Surrey over a number of years. Nick Baron, Carrier’s Operations Director had been advised by a consultant that Micronics flow and heat meters were very reliable and extremely cost effective so he has turned to them to solve many problems. For example, the mechanical heat meter had failed at a high-end hotel in London and a U1000 was used...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Taking the Stress Out of Fit-Out
Ensuring the performance of architectural ventilation solutions can be secured from every perspective by taking advantage of additional services from Gilberts Blackpool. The UK’s leading independent air movement specialist is known for its ability to deliver solutions to maintain appropriate airflow and temperature into commercial environments. The ambit has been extended to include installation of its entire range of screening...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Pharaoh Pendant by LightYears
Pharaoh is a unique pendant light created for the beautifully designed and eye-catching Plumen lamp light source. Pharaoh’s aim has been to gently frame and enhance the expression of the Plumen lamp preventing glare and ensuring optimum luminous efficiency. In addition to a precise, harmonious shape, Pharaoh is impressive in its unusual and spectacular form. When the lamp is switched off the shade appears to be mirror-like, reflective...Read More
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FläktGroup - Boosting Air Quality & Energy Efficiency in Urban Buildings
Ventilation is essential in keeping indoor air fresh. However, in airtight buildings designed to prevent heat loss and improve energy efficiency, natural ventilation is not an option. Here, Jibin Kurian, product manager at FläktGroup, discusses how the latest mechanical ventilation technology works to improve indoor air quality whilst minimising energy usage. In the commercial sector, indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect the health, comfort...Read More
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AEI Cables - Fire Alarm Installers Welcome Total Fire Solutions
Installers of fire alarms for new complex modern buildings have welcomed the quality of products in the Total Fire Solutions range for the built environment from AEI Cables. Using the very latest in technology and science, the Firetec Total Fire Solutions range offers enhanced fire performance cabling, accessories and technical support from one source. The new generation AEI Cables’ fire performance cabling ensures critical fire-safety...Read More
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Catnic - 50 Years of Building it Better
This year marks 50 years since Catnic was founded by Brian Robinson and Alfred Gooding with the aim of producing the first open back steel lintel for the construction sector. Over the last five decades Catnic has built on the success of that original innovation and repeatedly expanded its range to become a market leader in construction products. The product portfolio now includes a comprehensive range of lintels...Read More
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