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Gilberts - Step into the Theatre
Providing cooling and ventilation in theatres and auditoriums presents a unique set of challenges in air distribution design. Usually these buildings are built on a grand scale and enclose large volumes of unoccupied space. Comfortable conditions at seating level with no draughts and low noise levels are vital. Recent solutions have favoured a Displacement Ventilation approach using the buoyancy process to introduce supply...Read More
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Daikin UK - 2013 will be a Transformative Year for Domestic Renewables
Heat pump installation figures have increased noticeably since the onset of various Government incentive schemes and are set to rise further in 2013. Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd (Daikin UK) says current installations are proving the savings that heat pumps can achieve – and with new funding being introduced, they predict that the market will grow further in 2013. Government schemes, such as the Renewable Heat Premium...Read More
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ABB Power Factor Correction Bridges the Power Gap for McCain’s Home Fries...
ABB PFC (power factor correction) equipment provided a vital boost in energy efficiency for the McCain Food’s massive site at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, which produces many of the company’s key products. The result was that the existing power network, which previously was operating close to its maximum 9.5MW load, was able to cope comfortably with the demand of a new Homes Fries production line without needing...Read More
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Airedale International - Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Excellence Starts Here
Whether you are new to HVAC or an experienced professional, Airedale air conditioning and refrigeration courses provide the skills and knowledge to keep you ahead in 2013. We are one of the premier learning and development centres in the UK and we support people looking to advance their careers and stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and technologies. As an industry leader, we know what best practice looks like and...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - ‘Quiet’ Ecodan® Recognised again by Noise Abatement Society
Mitsubishi Electric’s domestic range of Ecodan® air source heat pumps has again received the official backing of the Noise Abatement Society (NAS) in the annual awarding of its official ‘Quiet Mark’ of approval. The renewable heating product is currently the only air source heat pump on the Quiet Mark listing and will be exhibited as part of the NAS’s special ‘Quiet House’ at the Ideal Home Exhibition (15 March – 1 April at London’s...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Bridging the Divide: From Architect to Engineer
Throughout my first year with Breathing Buildings my business card said 'Consulting Engineer', but with a first degree in Architecture, I felt like maybe I should go about getting qualified as an engineer. With an architecture background, Civil Engineering was the route open to me and so I embarked on a 12 month MSc programme at Southampton University in September 2012. Compressing a Civil Engineering degree into 12 months meant a...Read More
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Gent System Takes Principal Role at Beacon Arts Centre
A fire detection and alarm solution from fire industry experts Gent by Honeywell, has been installed in one of the UK’s newest cultural venues, the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock, Scotland. Opened to visitors in January 2013, The Beacon is situated at Customhouse Quay, overlooking the River Clyde estuary. The prestigious building is the replacement venue for the Greenock Arts Guild Theatre, which served the community of Inverclyde...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Exclusive Agreement to Green Britain’s Buildings
SIG Design & Technology has signed another exclusive distribution agreement, this time with Blackdown Green Roofs to design and supply green roofing systems. Core products are LiveRoof® Lite modular green roof and the Naturemat® sedum mat. Brand new point of sale LiveRoof® Lite display kits will be located at Roof Shop branches in selected key UK outlets. Newly launched to the UK market, the LiveRoof® Lite modular...Read More
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DORMA Makes its Mark on Award-Winning Angel Building
In the heart of Islington, a neglected 1980’s office block has been dramatically transformed into an award-winning contemporary urban office space with a stunning curved frontage. Central to the design of this £72 million redevelopment was the careful specification of high performance and proven materials including door closers from DORMA - the trusted global partner for premium access solutions and services. Designed by Alford Hall...Read More
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Komfort Supports Retail Development at Waterloo Station
The new balcony and concourse level retail areas at the recently refurbished Waterloo Station have been created using a range of architectural and structural glass from Komfort Architectural Glass, a specialist supply and fix division of leading partitioning supplier Komfort. Spanning 200 metres the balcony was one of the larger architectural projects that Komfort has undertaken and features a bolted frameless glass enclosure...Read More
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Prysmian Leeds the Way
Prysmian’s FP PLUS and FP 600S, along with Afumex BS6724, Prysmian’s Low Smoke Zero Halogen cable, have been specified and installed in a new £350 million shopping centre development in Leeds. Trinity Leeds will have a million square feet of space traversing three of the busiest shopping streets in Leeds; Briggate, Albion and Commercial Street. It opens its doors in March 2013 and a footfall of 23 million visitors is forecasted in...Read More
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Sadolin PV67 Heavy Duty Varnish – The Ultimate Polished Performer Underfoot
Where durability and strength count, Sadolin PV67 Heavy Duty varnish has the power to deliver. This two-pack varnish is ideal for areas that receive significant use, such as bar tops or floors with heavy foot traffic, including sports halls and dance venues. Sadolin Heavy Duty PV67 varnish also has a slip resistant finish, making it the ideal choice where aesthetics need to be balanced with safety considerations. Sharon Smith...Read More
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Atlantic Boilers - Short Term Heating Solution at Barts Hospital Powered by Atlantic
The Barts Health new hospitals project is replacing many ageing buildings at St Bartholomew's (Barts) in Central London. The first phase, a state-of-the-art cancer centre, opened in March 2010. Construction has started on the second phase, a cardiac centre of excellence due for completion in 2014. Part of the work required the short term installation of high efficiency boilerplant. Skanska selected two Atlantic Multi-Elec 210kW...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Strengthens Top Sales Team
Cable management specialist Marshall-Tufflex is starting the new year with a strengthened sales team and renewed focus on distinct market sectors following the appointment of key personnel. Kevin Beech has joined the Hastings-based company as its new National Sales Manager, taking full management responsibility for all UK cable management ranges. He has worked in the industry for 27 years and brings with him considerable sales...Read More
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