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Carrier - New International Convention Centre Wales to be Air Conditioned...
Carrier’s award-winning high efficiency AquaForce® Vision 30KAV chiller has been chosen to provide high quality air conditioning for the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales). Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Located at the...Read More
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Daikin Partners with All Seasons Group Services to Donate HVAC System...
New community facilities in the shadow of London’s fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower have opened with energy efficient air conditioning and hot water systems donated by Daikin UK in partnership with installer All Seasons Group Services. The systems serve the newly built St Mark’s Road premises of the Dale Youth Boxing Club and the North Kensington Community Centre - both featured in BBC One’s DIY SOS Grenfell Special. The two-part...Read More
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Condair Humidifiers at the National Army Museum
Condair has recently supplied and installed three Condair RS resistive steam humidifiers to maintain the humidity around the exhibits and archives at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London. Optimum environmental conditions are required to ensure the perfect preservation of military artefacts that are made of a wide range of materials, some of which date back to the English Civil War. Mike O’Connor, Deputy Director...Read More
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Pilkington - Cutting Edge Glazing gives Italian 5-Star Hotel Stylish Edge
In hotel design, building aesthetics play a big role in creating luxurious accommodation for guests. That was the challenge facing the designers of a major refurbishment to the glamorous Park Hotel Imperial, located in Limone on the shore of Lake Garda, Italy. The hotel features glass elements extensively, inside and out, and the designer of the re-model chose to use two Pilkington products extensively in the project...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - 42 Berners Street Development Transforms Fitzrovia
Leading provider of underfloor air conditioning systems, AET Flexible Space has completed the supply and commissioning of underfloor air conditioning equipment at 42 Berners Street, Fitzrovia. The 27,300 sq. ft. building, part of the Berners-Allsopp Estate is a high quality new build development created through the demolition of two town houses, offering 22,000 sq. ft. office accommodation on five of the seven floors and retail at basement and...Read More
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Sound Reduction Systems - Sonata Vario Acoustic Treatment
When the leaders of Teddington 3rd Scouts decided that they could no longer put up with the poor acoustics in their premises, they contacted Sound Reduction Systems (SRS) to take advantage of their free estimate service. They were able to supply SRS with some basic details of the room, such as dimensions and surface finishes, along with some pictures of the ceiling and walls. From this information SRS were able to use their acoustic...Read More
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Glen Dimplex - Architects’ Concerns Over Safety Keep Flame at Bay
Architects and designers have massive concerns about including flame in their designs - this is according to the latest industry research by Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation, the heating and ventilation specialist. The majority of respondents (79%) said they had concerns when it came to incorporating fire and flame in their projects, despite the fact that they often form centrepieces of design work. Health and safety was cited as the main...Read More
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FläktGroup - It’s Time to Include Mechanical Smoke Extraction in Building Regs
In response to the Government’s recent call for evidence as part of their review of Approved Document B (Fire Safety), FläktGroup has stressed the importance of clear technical performance standards for mechanical smoke shafts in future guidance. Simon Plummer, FläktGroup’s national fire safety manager, explains: “Currently, the lack of definitive guidance for auditing mechanical smoke extraction designs in high rise buildings...Read More
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C&B Systems - Toilet Partition System 2019
Schäfer range VK13: Toilet partition system - The combination of 13 mm thick, waterproof HPL solid core panels and a robust profile frame makes this type of system particularly stable and durable. • The system type VK13 is an extremely stable WC partition wall system • The toilet partition is made of high-quality 13 mm thick HPL solid core panels • Due to the completely waterproof construction also ideal for use in wet areas • The robust...Read More
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ABB Power Grids - Power Consulting Identifies the Root of Power Quality Issues
We’ve all experienced the consequences of poor power quality. Symptoms can include a flicker on your PC, equipment breakdown or even a complete network blackout. For operators of transport networks, poor power quality can potentially cause significant loss of revenues as a result of equipment failures, downtime, reduced customer satisfaction and potential penalties for delayed or cancelled services. For operators of rail...Read More
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Complete Stair Systems in 2019
The Year Ahead - With 2018 done and dusted, we now look ahead to a new year and a new us! Sort of.. We’ll be making a few changes to our site here and there, reorganising things to ensure a smoother, more efficient staircase viewing experience for you all! So what’s coming up on the horizon? Read on to find out. New Staircase Case Studies - We know that purchasing a brand new staircase is a big decision that involves a lot of research...Read More
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Harlequin Floors - Harlequin Cascade at the Teatro San Carlo Naples
Naples’ Teatro San Carlo is one of the most important theatres in Italy and amongst the oldest in Europe. A long illustrious line of distinguished soloists have performed on its venerable stage; from Margot Fonteyn to Carla Fracci and Ekaterina Maximova, Rudolf Nureyev to Vladimir Vassiliev. The resident ballet company is under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Picone and recently installed Harlequin Studio performance...Read More
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