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Wieland Supports Fast Installation at Riverbank House
Wieland Electric has supplied its Metalynx armoured structured wiring system to enable fast connection of lighting, small power and fan coil units at Riverbank House in the City of London. Located at Upper Thames Street, close to London Bridge, the 10-storey Riverbank House is the new headquarters for the global alternative investment manager, Man Group plc, and provides 29,000m² of high quality office space in the capital’s busy financial...Read More
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Indepth Hygiene - Man Hospitalised after Pub Fire
A man was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a pub kitchen. The fire started at about 4.25am on Tuesday 5 February 2013 at the Royal Oak in Chipping Sodbury. Two crews from Yate Fire Station battled the blaze, in Broad Street. Investigations have since concluded that the kitchen fire was accidental, according to Avon Fire and Rescue Service. A spokesman for the fire department said: "Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus...Read More
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Advanced Diesel Engineering - The Bumble Bee Project
The ‘Bumble Bee Project’ might seem a strange title for the engineering world; however, after reading this article you will fully understand the reasoning. Some months ago the design team at ADVANCED of South Kirkby, Yorkshire were presented with a challenge, to fabricate a piece of equipment to be located on an island just off the North Sea. For the technically minded amongst us - an ISO shipping container was to be...Read More
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Lucy Switchgear Unveils Extended Product Range at NEMEX 2013
Lucy Switchgear, a global leader in switching, protection and automation solutions for electrical distribution systems, has unveiled a Package Substation and 36kV Ring Main Unit at Sustainability Live’s NEMEX event. Capitalising on the Company’s engineering heritage, the new products provide bespoke, best in class solutions in medium voltage distribution applications, in response to customers’ evolving market needs. Providing a ‘one...Read More
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Ancon - BREEAM Excellent Student Accommodation
3,000 metres of Ancon brick support angle and over 800 Ancon windposts have been supplied to the construction of new student accommodation at the University of Liverpool’s Chatham Street campus. The project comprises an East and West block of six and nine storeys respectively and has been designed, by Stride Treglown, to be BREEAM Excellent. The concrete frame with traditional brick cladding provides the buildings with...Read More
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Siemens Building Technologies - Putting Energy Savings on Show at NEMEX
The Siemens Building Technologies division has showcased its latest innovative technology to drive energy savings at NEMEX Energy Live, the leading exhibition for energy management experts. Visitors to the stand were able to speak to the experts about the Green Building Monitor – Siemens’ software application which provides an engaging visual representation of an organisation’s energy consumption and performance against set...Read More
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Giacomini Expands Technical Sales Teams by Three
After chalking up 20% growth over the past 12 months and doubling its head count, the UK’s leading manufacturer, designer and installer commercial of underfloor heating has taken on a further two new recruits and made a significant promotion. Giacomini (UK) Limited based in Yate, South Gloucestershire recruited two new technical sales engineers covering the South East, Northern England and Scotland and has trained an existing...Read More
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TORMAX UK - Low-Energy Entrance for E.ON
Upgrading facilities for staff and visitors to the E.ON headquarters in Coventry, TORMAX recently installed a prestigious 3-wing revolving entrance. With user-friendly functionality, the contemporary door is powered by the technologically advanced Universal 5201 drive. This high specification operator automatically captures system-specific data to ensure unchanging and safe motion control at all times. Further improving access, TORMAX...Read More
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Knauf Facades Future-Proofs Housing Development
The latest development by Family Mosaic Housing Association anticipates future standards of thermal performance thanks to the innovative 'through the wall' building facade system designed and supplied by Knauf Facades. Harper Road, a seven-storey development that is part of the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle area of Southwark in South London, has a U-value of 0.15W/m²K and so goes a long way to meeting...Read More
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Leaderflush Shapland Creates a Woodland Wonder in Ockenden Manor Spa
Nestled within a 19th century walled garden, Ockenden Manor Spa combines contemporary aesthetics with picturesque natural surroundings. Throughout the interior, the fixtures and fittings have been carefully specified to create a peaceful, luxurious environment - with doors from Leaderflush Shapland providing the finishing touch. The 2000m² multi-layered building consists of a spa and six luxury suites, much of which is set into a slope...Read More
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Sandtex Trade - Leading the Way in Colour Influences for Outdoor Projects
Sandtex Trade is making it easier than ever to introduce inspirational colours to outdoor projects. For the first time, Sandtex Trade shades have been included in the Crown Trade Colour Collection fan deck - enabling specifiers to visualise at a glance the wide variety of colourful options available. The fandeck shows the wide variety of shades across the range of masonry and trim products, all placed in colour families. This is the latest promotion...Read More
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Komfort Scores Double Victory!
Komfort vs Lizzanno Patent Dispute. The Patents Court has ruled in Komfort’s favour on the validity of its patent that protects Komfort’s Polar glass to glass gasket (Bubble Joint) and upheld Komfort’s claim that the gasket designed by Lizzanno Partitions (UK) Ltd infringes its patent. The court has awarded significant costs to Komfort. In addition to Lizzanno having to pay our costs, the value of “damages” that Lizzanno must pay to Komfort in...Read More
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Honeywell Lineup at IFSEC 2013 Demonstrates Technology Solutions that Deliver more...
Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced the key technology trends including cloud based solutions, the rapid proliferation of mobile devices, and easier system integration reflected in the new products and solutions that will be showcased at IFSEC International from 13th to 16th May 2013 - Stand E80 in Hall 4. Honeywell will present enhanced versions of several of its products that have drawn praise in the security sector for their abilities...Read More
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Munters - IKEA Goes Green with Munters Desiccant Cooling
It is in the nature of sustainability that not everything can be fixed quickly, says Ferdinand Berglund, manager at IKEA properties. A thermal driven cooling system reacts a little slower. However, Munters system is both cost effective and good for the environment. Operational staff have special praise for Munters system and this summer it has really shown the benefits of desiccant cooling. Examples of the IKEA "goes green"...Read More
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