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Flowcrete Goes for Gold in Nanjing Youth Olympic Centre
The internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid chose Flowcrete’s premium decorative flooring solution for the most complex construction in China since the 2008 Olympic Game’s Bird’s Nest stadium. Nanjing was the host city for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in August this year and the city’s new Youth Olympic Centre, which played a significant role in the proceedings, was constructed especially for the...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - New CPD: Zinc, Copper & Stainless Steel Roofing &...
SIG Zinc & Copper have launched their first Hard Metals CPD Seminar entitled ‘Specifying Hard Metals: Choosing the right Product for the Project’. Approved by the RIBA CPD Providers’ Network, this latest seminar will equip you with a better understanding of hard metal roofing and cladding systems and look in-depth at roof and façade systems options and their relevant construction methods. The seminar is already proving...Read More
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AET - Making Better Use of Space Design Led Flexible Working Spaces
Specifying heating and cooling services for commercial workspace can be challenging, especially when considering speculative office developments where occupant requirements are not defined; but must be flexible, adaptable and enable prospective businesses to use their premises for the best gain. Modern trends in design promote ‘feel good workplaces’, with consideration for the health and wellbeing of office workers. It is long established...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - WW2 Veteran Leads the Way to a Sustainable Future
A former WW2 pilot and self-confessed ‘gadget man’ has shown the way to a sustainable future with the installation of a hybrid Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) to work alongside his existing boiler. Mr Durward of Newick, Lewes chose the Ecodan to reduce the heating bills for himself and his wife and with the installation of an 8.5kW Ecodan monobloc ASHP and packaged hydrobox they will also qualify for payments from the Renewable...Read More
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Munters - Innovative Humidity Solutions for the Food Industry
Munters is the world leader in humidity control, with products and services for the dehumidification and humidification of air. For decades, the food industry has recognised the benefits of controlling relative humidity in manufacture, process, packaging and storage. While there are different methods of controlling humidity, desiccant dehumidification has been proven to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, increase production...Read More
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Levolux Brings a ‘Smile’ to Birkenhead
The award-winning St Catherine’s Health Centre in Birkenhead, dubbed ‘The Smile’ for the way its façade - with a Solar Shading solution from Levolux – curves around the adjacent church, is already making a positive impact on healthcare provision in Birkenhead. The £32 million landmark development brings together a range of NHS services, including community physiotherapy, sexual health and heart services along with X-Ray facilities...Read More
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Advanced Diesel Engineering - Latest Projects from ADE during October
HMP Power - Another Prison expansion project. This Cummins 1100Kva diesel generator in its ADVANCED designed & built 65dBa enclosure is now on its way to an Oxford Prison. Switchgear Success - As part of our ongoing expansion plans, we have made great headway into other markets such as switchgear housings, shown being dispatched in one of six identical units which has already been fitted out at our works with the HV...Read More
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Panasonic - Family Trade Dated Oil Tank to Save Thousands with Panasonic Heat Pump
As homeowners begin to move away from oil, LPG and electric heating systems, there is a high demand for a cost effective and environmentally friendly solution. A Cumbria-based family opted to switch to Panasonic’s Mono-Bloc air source heat pump just over a year ago and have since benefited from savings of up to £1,200. This seven bedroom house in a rural community outside of Cumbria had been relying on an oil tank to provide...Read More
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PMA UK - Are your Cables Providing Tasty Treats for Vermin?
Throughout the years, there have been many stories in the media and on television about Rats causing chaos for railway lines. Back in 2010, millions of pounds had to be spent on the repair and replacement of 20,000 miles of rail track, across the UK, solely due to Rats gnawing and damaging cables. Of course, with damage to this cabling comes serious implications to trains and their passengers; severe delays, break downs and, in...Read More
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Dunham-Bush Heats Heathrow Terminal 2
Hampshire-based manufacturer Dunham-Bush Ltd has supplied Aerocourse trench heating for the new Heathrow Terminal 2 building, which has been designed to reduce carbon emissions by 40%. The original Terminal 2 was designed to handle 1.2 million passengers per year, and over the last few years this figure has reached eight million. The new £2.5bn building was completed and officially opened in early 2014 by Her Majesty the Queen...Read More
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Legrand Helps Manage Waste & Increase Service Life at Bolton Recycling Plant
Legrand is helping to reduce the amount of waste that’s needlessly sent to landfill after providing the cable management for a new IVC (In Vessel Composting) plant in Bolton. The 90m x 60m facility is part of Greater Manchester’s Recycling and Waste Management Contract with Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) and Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Ltd. Designed to recycle garden and kitchen waste into compost...Read More
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Artemide - LEDs & Groundbreaking Technology at I Saloni World Wide Moscow 2014
Innovation, technology, and LED sources are the strong points of Artemide lighting products presented at I Saloni World Wide, Moscow 2014, which also included a preview of new office solutions based on the latest technological lighting developments. Highlights included the new Algoritmo suspension, designed by Carlotta de Bevilacqua, – total dark light UGR 19 – with an innovative 38mm wide edge (refractive optical units), and Algoritmo...Read More
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Bilco UK Appoints James Fisher as Managing Director
Due to the expansion and restructuring of Bilco in both the United States and Europe, James Fisher has been appointed Managing Director of Bilco UK. Fisher has already been at the helm of the leading horizontal access product manufacturer as its General Manager, but now assumes the MD mantle. In recent years, Fisher has guided Bilco UK through considerable expansion of the company’s product portfolio and...Read More
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Formica Group - Younique® by Formica Group Creates Powerful Designs in the...
Designer studio Jackdaw has recently created stunning designs for the women’s washrooms at the global marketing and technology agency Digitas LBi, London. Using Younique® by Formica Group custom laminate service, Jackdaw in collaboration with Digitas LBi employees created ‘riot girl’ bespoke Formica® High Pressure Laminate (HPL) cubicles. Jackdaw’s co-founder, Pippanella Roberts, explains: “We followed the Digitas...Read More
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