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Kingspan Gains Contract for Landmark London Building
Kingspan Access Floors has gained a contract from Canary Wharf Contractors Limited to supply 48,000 sq m of flooring to 20 Fenchurch Street, the 38-storey landmark office complex being built in the City of London. Kingspan’s RMG 600 flooring will be used on 18 floors of the 160 metre high building, including four floors to be occupied by the RSA Insurance Group. Kingspan is due to start work on site at the end of August 2013 and the building...Read More
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Trend Fuels Energy Savings at the New RasGas Headquarters
RasGas is one of the most successful global energy suppliers and its new headquarters in Doha is an exemplar of sustainable construction. As the first building in Qatar to achieve LEED certification, it uses a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) from Trend Control Systems to help monitor and maintain air quality and save energy. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Qatar based RasGas has an...Read More
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Levolux has it Covered in Chicago
Following a £110 million ($168 million) refurbishment project, Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel, which dates back to 1974, is now regarded as one of the most high-tech hotels in the world, with electronic check-in pods, dynamic lighting and a unique screening solution from Levolux. The £50 million refurbishment of the East Tower Lobby was the third and final stage of a three year renovation project, designed by acclaimed architects and planners...Read More
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Flowcrete - Colourful Floor Finish for Hi-Tech Automotive Service Centre in Dubai
Leading flooring manufacturer, Flowcrete Group Ltd, has been involved in a state-of-the-art flooring project for one of the Gulf’s leading automotive groups, Al-Futtaim Motors, at the company’s new Al Badiya Service Centre in Dubai Festival City. Owning both Toyota and Lexus motor franchises across the Emirates, Al-Futtaim Motors is the undisputed leader in automobile distribution, tyres, batteries and other accessories within the region...Read More
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Steadmans Invests £400,000 in New State-of-the-Art Production Line
Leading building products manufacturer Steadmans has invested £400,000 in a new state-of-the-art production line for the popular AS30 single-skin panels at its Carlisle headquarters. The development means Steadmans has invested about £1m in upgrading its production lines during the last year, as a new facility for its AS35 range of insulated composite cladding panels was installed around 12 months ago. Production capacity for...Read More
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TORMAX UK - On the Buses
Ensuring safe and easy access for all passengers, each of the twenty two departure bays at the City of Stoke-on-Trent’s new £15m bus terminal, are fitted with contemporary TORMAX automatic sliding doors. Powered by the technologically advanced TORMAX Win Drive 2201 bi-parting operators, reliability of the sliding doors is assured even in this exceptionally busy location where up to 120 buses can travel through the station every hour...Read More
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S & P Coil Products - Appliance of SPC Science Keeps Pupils Warm at a Leading...
S & P Coil Products Ltd has supplied specialist radiant heating panels for a college which is rated as one of the finest learning establishments in central Derbyshire. With student comfort of the highest priority, SPC supplied its ThermaTile Plus radiant ceiling panels for the work at Heanor Gate Science College. The panels comprise a special corrugated aluminium panel of patented design and a continuous copper tube fixed in a...Read More
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Komfort - Inspiration at the Heart of Komfort's Newly Refurbished Showroom
Komfort, the designer and manufacturer of commercial partitioning, doors, movable walls and storagewall, has revamped its London, Bonhill Street showroom to display the latest products on trend to the London interiors market. The 2,500sq ft facility has seen substantial investment, to provide, architects, designers, contractors and developers with an inspirational space showcasing Komfort’s wide product portfolio. Products are...Read More
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Belimo Gateway MP to BACnet MS/TP – UK24BAC
With the UK24BAC gateway, up to 8 MP-Bus-capable Belimo actuators can be integrated on BACnet MS/TP (RS-485). The UK24BAC allows the actuators to be digitally controlled via the MP-Bus and send back their current operating status. The information on the controls and feedback is mapped in UK24BAC as BACnet objects. The UK24BAC gateway conforms to the BACnet Application Specific Controller (B-ASC) profile. Sensor...Read More
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Power Capacitors - Power Factor Correction
Power Factor Correction is the common name for what may more accurately be described as Reactive Power Compensation. Most three phase electrical loads draw not only active power (kW, the part that does useful work) from the supply, but also reactive power (kVAr, essential but ‘Wattless’ power). Examples of these loads would be induction motors, motor drives (both AC and DC), switch-mode power supplies, and most forms of lighting...Read More
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Polyflor Features in Bury’s New Hospice Development
A broad range of Polyflor material has been specified and installed throughout Bury Hospice’s new £5m development. The large, modern facility has 12 inpatient bedrooms and is a significant development in the local area, 76% funded from donations from the people of Bury, Lancashire. Jacqui Comber Chief Executive of Bury Hospice commented “We are delighted with our Polyflor floor coverings; they enhance the environment we were...Read More
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Daikin UK Welcomes RHI Announcement
Leading air-to-water heat pump supplier Daikin UK is delighted to welcome the much-needed announcement that the Government remains committed to introducing the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive in Spring 2014. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced the details of the scheme on 12th July, which included a tariff of 7.3 pence per kWh for air source heat pumps and at least 19.2 pence per kWh for solar...Read More
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Dulux Trade Unveils Plans for Leading Specification Panels
Leading paint manufacturer, Dulux Trade, has announced its plans to create four expert panels which will lead industry debate and tackle specification challenges. The ‘Leaders in Specification’ panels, spearheaded by Dulux Trade, will meet bi-annually to discuss and address the latest industry wide issues and legislation, with the aim of then circulating the results of these discussions with the wider industry to advise and share best...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - University Challenge Solved by Feature-Laden Steel System 130...
Sourcing a trunking suitable for a major refurbishment of Leeds Metropolitan University’s city centre Portland Building posed a challenge for specifiers until Marshall-Tufflex’s Steel System 130 was put forward. “We were after a very specific containment system to carry greater levels of technical data,” said Nick Foster, Project Manager, Estate Services, Leeds Metropolitan University. “We wanted steel as it is more robust and we...Read More
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