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SIG Design & Technology - New RIBA CPD Seminar: A Structured Approach to Roof...
SIG Design & Technology’s new CPD Seminar, ‘A Structured Approach to Roof Specification & Design’ has been approved by the RIBA CPD Providers’ Network. The new seminar answers two very Frequently Asked Questions: How do I choose the right roofing system for my project? And - how can I make sure the system I specify will meet my client’s requirements? The new seminar sets out a step by step process to help...Read More
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Trend Drives Energy Savings at Jaguar Land Rover
With a relationship that stretches back over 20 years, Trend Control Systems has played a key role in helping Jaguar Land Rover achieve significant energy savings and meet its sustainability based objectives. As two of the greatest British vehicle brands, the names Jaguar and Land Rover are synonymous with quality and prestige. Indian automotive giant, Tata Motors, bought the Warwickshire based business for £1.5bn in 2008 and...Read More
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Levolux Scales New Heights in Chiswick
The addition of Building 6 to Chiswick Park reinforces its status as one of the most sustainable business parks in the UK, if not the world, showcasing the latest innovations in solar shading from Levolux. As the eleventh of twelve buildings to be constructed at Chiswick Park, Building 6 is possibly the most ambitious yet undertaken by the Blackstone Group. Designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating by acclaimed architects at...Read More
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C/S Acrovyn® Fire Doors are BM TRADA Q-Mark Certified
Impact resistant C/S Acrovyn® Fire Doors have been assessed under the BM TRADA Q-Mark scheme and can now be supplied with their certification. Third party assessment provides re-assurance that the products have been rigorously tested, appraised and are manufactured to a consistently high standard. BM TRADA Q-Mark certified Fire Doors carry integral markings, which enable quick identification of their fire rating and provide...Read More
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Bilco UK - Roof Access Runs Smoothly with Bilco
A modified Bilco E-50T roof access hatch has been installed at the new Riverside Museum, Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel in Glasgow. The aluminium, single leaf, thermally enhanced roof access hatch was modified by Bilco to fit the 46 degree pitched roof of the striking work of modern architecture. Alongside this, two modified Bilco REM single leaf smoke vents were installed as part of the £74 million development...Read More
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Kalzip - Vertical Kalzip FC Rainscreen Panels Ideal for New Schools
Kalzip’s low cost FC rainscreen system was specified in vertical formation by Glenn Howells Architects for two new schools in Birmingham - George Dixon Academy and the neighbouring George Dixon Primary School. Lend Lease was the principle contractor for the imaginatively designed buildings and the 1,300 sqm of Kalzip’s quick-fit FC rainscreen panels were installed by experienced cladding contractor, Stoneleigh Services...Read More
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Marioff Maps out the Future of Cultural Heritage Fire Protection at Heritprot
On the 10th and 11th of October, Marioff joined more than one hundred heritage and fire protection experts, as well as delegates from eight European fire and rescue services, at the two-day Heritprot Seminar in Liverpool, which was hosted by Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service. Dugald Cullen, Marioff Ltd.’s Business Development Manager, was invited to give a keynote speech on behalf of the company at the conference, and he centred...Read More
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Space Air - Unique to Space Air Auto-changeover, Lead/Lag Control Panels*
Space Air designs and manufactures computer room control panels that save energy and running costs, but most importantly, ensure the computer room stays at a set temperature. Features •Auto-changeover on failure •Lead/lag operation (auto change 1 - 7 days) •Auto simultaneous operation on demand (both units operate if load increases) •Run and fault indication •Remote run/fault indication available •Easy installation...Read More
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ABB Power - Future-Proofed Power Security for Telehouse
Telehouse, a leading provider of global data centres and managed ICT solutions, has successfully future-proofed the power supply for its London Docklands campus with the creation of its own primary 132 kilovolt (kV) substation. ABB was responsible for the turnkey project to design, supply, install and commission all the electrical plant from the high voltage gas insulated switchgear (GIS) and transformers to the low voltage switchboards...Read More
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Catnic Keeps Customers Ahead of the Game
Under the Construction Products Regulations, CE marking of steel lintels is mandatory from 1st July 2013. Catnic has ensured supporting Declaration of Performance documents are available to download for all relevant products from its website. Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 demands that steel lintels must be manufactured in accordance with the harmonised standard EN 845- 2:2003 and fulfil the conditions...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Domestic & Commercial Boiler Managers Highly Commended in...
Marshall-Tufflex is celebrating after its highly efficient Domestic and Commercial Boiler Manager systems were Highly Commended in the prestigious Electrical Industry Awards 2013 (Energy and Carbon Saving category). The systems impressed judges with their ability to save users up to 20% on heating and hot water bills and their ease of installation in both new-build and retrofit situations. The units are installed close to the boiler by...Read More
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Socomec - The Art of Energy Management, by Socomec
Socomec’s Power Control and Safety (PCS) UK division has recently won a prestigious energy management contract for the new Damien Hirst gallery, scheduled to open in South London during 2014. Damien Hirst, one of Britain’s most famous living artists, plans to open a public gallery in which to exhibit and house his own personal collection of art. The gallery will take up the entirety of Newport Street in Vauxhall, and will incorporate...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - ACS Wins Recognition for Making the Business Case for R22...
Specialist supplier Air Conditioning Solutions (UK) Ltd (ACS) has received an Award from Mitsubishi Electric for its work with the Connells Group on R22 replacement – in the first year of the new the Green Gateway Awards, which see the manufacturer recognise the important contribution of its partners in encouraging energy efficiency in the built environment. ACS has been working with Connells since 2000 and has helped the Group...Read More
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Danfoss - Heat Pumps Provide a Level Playing Field for Community Pavilion
The community of Winterton in North Lincolnshire is feeling the benefits of sustainable energy, thanks to two innovative ground source heat pumps from Danfoss that have been installed by Pure Renewables at a local sports and community club. Two Danfoss DHP-R commercial ground source heat pumps have been installed at the new community pavilion built for Winterton Town Council. The heat pumps have an output of 26kW...Read More
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