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Pentair - Caught out by Winter again?
Preventative measures cost 3-5 times less than an emergency cure! Winter Safety solutions in buildings have been tested to the limit in the UK’s recent “Cold Snap“ and many have failed the test! Water authorities have received emergency calls from customers with frozen and burst water pipes. Heating companies have received thousands of call-out requests to defrost outlet pipes from condensing boilers, and heat tracing suppliers have...Read More
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Aggreko Provides Power & Heating for Presidential Inauguration
Aggreko, the world leader in rental power and temperature control solutions, has provided power generation and heating systems for events, telecasts and related security arrangements surrounding the Presidential Inauguration on Monday, January 21st. Aggreko provided similar services for the last four Presidential Inaugurations. “It was an honour for Aggreko to once again provide our rental power and temperature control solutions...Read More
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Viessmann to Highlight Energy Efficiency at Build it Live
Expert advice, graphic displays and product examples bolster Viessmann’s presence at stand E6. Viessmann, one of the leading international manufacturers of heating systems, will demonstrate the superior energy efficiency of its products at Build it Live (February 23-24, 2013; Glow, Bluewater; Kent – stand E6). A series of graphics will appear on Viessmann’s stand, illustrating its domestic boiler range and proprietary four-pipe system...Read More
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Sandtex Trade - Channel 4’s Restoration Man Project gets Ultimate Protection with...
Sandtex Trade’s high performance X-treme X-posure smooth masonry paint is helping to preserve and protect an historic building, featured on Channel 4’s Restoration Man TV show. Theatre producer Vanessa Ford Robbins and her partner Nik Huddy have been restoring Longhurst Lodge, a Victorian gate lodge nestled on the boundaries of a country estate in Surrey. In a programme featuring the transformation project, which was aired...Read More
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ABB Wins Major Medium Voltage Circuit Breaker Retrofit Contract for SSEPD...
Eight substations on Scotland’s east coast will be retrofitted with 60 devices, utilising ABB Vmax Circuit breakers, in the largest single contract awarded for SSEPD’s electricity network in 2012. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded a major contract by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD), to provide a medium voltage (MV) circuit breaker retrofit service for eight distribution...Read More
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Telling Architectural - Interactive Facades
Telling Architectural will once again take the lead in façade innovation with the official presentation in the UK market of their interactive façades during the Surface Design Show in the Business Design Centre next month. Following the success of the presentation of their Light Transmitting Concrete in the previous edition of the show, Telling Architectural continues this year to break boundaries by presenting a façade that combines the...Read More
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TROX UK - Rob Fawkner Joins TROX UK Board
TROX UK has appointed Rob Fawkner to the Board as Production Director. Rob, a chartered engineer, graduated from Cambridge University with a first class Bachelor’s honours degree in Chemical Engineering, followed by a Master of Engineering. He began his career in 1988 as a process engineer with ICI before moving to BASF. He began to specialise in manufacturing management during the early 1990’s, moving into senior...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Continuing Growth for BB Sales Team
Breathing Buildings are continuing to grow after the investment of £1 million in November 2012. They have taken on two new Business Development Managers for the South and East of the UK. Simon Whitelocke started in November 2012 as the Business Development Manager for the South. He has been involved with providing natural ventilation design for both residential and commercial buildings for the last decade. In that time providing...Read More
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Harlequin Floors - When Flooring takes Centre Stage
Floors for the performing arts must often fulfill a wide range of functions from stage floors designed for heavy traffic, a sprung floor that meets the needs of dancers or simply a floor for a ‘one off’ exhibition event. But with floors becoming more than just a neutral functional element, what options do set designers have to give their flooring that exciting ‘wow’ factor? In the entertainment industry, set design plays a significant part in an...Read More
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Cummins Power Generation Exhibit New Rental Product at Executive Hire Show
Cummins Power Generation a global leader in providing innovative solutions for any power need, today exhibits at The Executive Hire Show, Coventry (February 6th and 7th, 2013). Cummins will display the C150 D2R, the smallest of their four new rental products specifically designed for the European local hire market, on stand D37. Their rental experts will be at hand to provide detailed product information and answer any...Read More
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NUDURA UK - A UK First for Apollo Education & NUDURA
Apollo Education was the first major construction company in the UK to trial NUDURA’s Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) technology. Specified for the £24.9m Inclusive Learning Campus project at Woodside High School site in London’s Wood Green, the unique building envelope solution forms part of a project to amalgamate two special schools with the existing mainstream school. The cutting edge NUDURA ICF system was chosen...Read More
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Komfort - Results of School Design Study Clear as Glass Believes Komfort
Leading partitioning manufacturer, Komfort, believes a new study into the benefits of effective school design should be taken seriously by Government, especially in light of recent changes to school building regulations and the close of The British Council for School Design. The study, carried out over the course of a year by the University of Salford and UK Architects, Nightingale Associates, revealed that considerately designed classrooms...Read More
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Thomas & Betts Attend Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2013
Thomas & Betts will be exhibiting their portfolio of market leading products at the forthcoming Middle East Electricity Exhibition at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates from 17-19 February 2013. Our focus is on improving your business performance by providing practical and reliable electrical products and services that solve everyday problems in the areas of Wire & Cable Management, Cable Protection...Read More
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AET - Commercial Estates Group takes Flexible Approach to Tricorn House Refurb
State-of-the-art underfloor air conditioning from AET has helped London-based property group, Commercial Estates Group (CEG), complete the renovation of Tricorn House in Birmingham, so maximising space, comfort, lettability and rental income. Following over £5 million of investment, CEG has transformed this 2 storey office building, constructed in the early 1970’s, to provide a cost effective, high-quality office environment...Read More
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