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FRENGER'S Radiant Passive Chilled Beams Help Zayed Centre Achieve...
The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, London, has recently been awarded a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Certification after utilising Frenger’s exposed mounted X-Wing® Radiant Passive Chilled Beams. These Chilled Beams will be used to provide energy-efficient cooling throughout the building that will reduce its carbon emissions by an incredible 35% less than required under current Building Regulations...Read More
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Pilkington - Modern Glazing Brings New Life to Victorian Gatehouse as Student Hub
Students at Royal Holloway University of London will now find a brand new, architect-designed private accommodation and social hub located in Egham, Surrey. The privately-owned facility, called Hox Haus, is in an extended and re-modelled Grade II-listed Victorian gymnasium located a short bus-ride away from Royal Holloway, University of London. The project blends its original Victorian brickwork with two new glazed 'light box'...Read More
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Checkit - Why Provide an Environment that Facilitates Wellbeing in the Workplace?
With increasing awareness on the effects of mental health and employee performance, landlords and business owners must ensure that they are providing an environment that facilitates wellbeing in the workplace. Setting a high standard for providing such an environment in both a physical and psychological perspective not only creates happier and healthier employees but boosts performance and profits amongst both businesses...Read More
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VEKA UK - Turfed Out in the Cold... And Thousands Raised for Charity
A cold November night saw ten VEKA UK employees join the annual Turf Sleepout to raise funds and awareness for three regional charities tackling homelessness. Fundraisers braved the low temperatures on November 15th to sleep pitch side at the Burnley FC Ground for the benefit of Burnley FC in the Community, Emmaus Burnley, and SafeNet Domestic Abuse Service for Jane’s Place Women’s Refuge. The VEKA team were...Read More
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ABB - Brings Its Mission to Zero to Birmingham Airport
Supporting emission free ground travel for Birmingham Airport passengers, retail staff and airline crew, Volvo Bus and ABB have collaborated to launch a fully electric, single deck bus service. The service will see six Volvo 7900e fully electric, low emission single deck buses service Birmingham Airport grounds, helping to sustainably transfer the 13 million people who visit the airport each year. Calling on its expertise as a market...Read More
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Gilberts - Takes Data Protection Above & Beyond - Fast!
Completing a louvre screen in 50% less time than industry standard was just one of the challenges met - and exceeded - by Gilberts Blackpool for a major data centre extension project in Hertfordshire. Not only did the company and its approved installer John Campey & Sons deliver in the tight timeframe, it did so whilst maintaining the weather integrity of the centre, which was already full with computer equipment and service plant...Read More
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AET Flexible Space Secures Indonesian Distributor
AET Flexible Space has signed a new distributor agreement with Indonesian engineering and contracting company, PT Prima Solusi Jayantara, a long-established local company with over 12 years’ experience supplying and working with Chiller Control Systems, Air Conditioning and Power Supply Systems. With a global portfolio of over 300 projects, many of which are world class developments such as The Center, Hong Kong’s...Read More
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Grundfos - Digging Deep
When you need to find a significant amount of space in London’s Mayfair, you often need to dig deep to find the right answer. This was certainly the case recently for the 5-star Claridge’s Hotel whose original ambitious plan for a 2-storey extension, became a 5-storey basement challenge. A development of this nature was always going to be complex. Added to this was the fact that this was happening underneath one of the most...Read More
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Permaroof Celebrates Its Most Successful Year to Date
Permaroof, the UK’s leading importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover, is celebrating its most successful year to date with 24,000 orders completed; the highest figure in its 19-year history. The significant milestone follows four consecutive record sales months and a raft of exciting investments. The company added 22,000 sq ft of warehouse space with 60,000 sq ft of racking to its Derbyshire head office in early 2019...Read More
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