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BuildingDesign-Recruitment - Building Services Engineers Wanted - Recruiting Now
We have a number of Clients who are urgently seeking experienced Mechanical (HVAC) and Electrical Building Services Design Engineers in locations all over the UK. For more information about our current vacancies and to register your CV, please visit our Recruitment Website. Fuelled by the recent reports that the greatest threat to the construction industry will be a shortage of skilled employees, many consultants and contractors are...Read More
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Swish Building Products - Reduces Carbon Footprint for Fifth Consecutive Year
As part of its continuous commitment to improving environmental performance, Swish Building Products has once again cut its carbon footprint, seeing a decrease of 27.4% since 2008; well ahead of the industry target set by the Government. The company’s electricity consumption proved to be the biggest saving, down 26.2% on the base line year of 2008. In real terms that is equivalent to the average annual consumption of 1000 UK...Read More
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Pilkington - Imperial Tobacco HQ Achieves BREEAM Excellent with Pilkington...
Imperial Tobacco’s new HQ has achieved a sustainability certification of Excellent from the world’s leading assessment method for sustainable buildings, BREEAM, with a helping hand from Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40. The Bristol-based building utilises NSG Group’s latest developments in glazing technology. Produced to reduce solar heat gain, while also supplying a high degree of light transmission – and preventing heat loss in cold...Read More
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Bells Control Equipment - BBC White City
Bells have secured the supply and installation contract for the supply of the life safety generator at the iconic BBC Worldwide HQ, the generator set is to be installed for the first part of the entire site redevelopment for the new Headquarter Building being carried out by Lend Lease with M&E services by T. Clarke. A F G Wilson P800P 800KVA Generator with an oversized 1500KVA alternator is to be installed within a bespoke 75 dB(A)...Read More
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Bilco UK - CE Marking is still not the Norm on NSHEVs, says Bilco
Despite a promising start after the 1st July 2013 deadline, non CE marked smoke vents are still being installed, warns Bilco, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEVs). “Initial enquiries from customers after the deadline showed us that much of the market had embraced the need to specify and install only CE marked smoke vents,” says James Fisher, General Manager of Bilco...Read More
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Catnic Elegance at New Housing Development
Kingsdown Gate is a new residential development of 92 units by Barratt Homes on Hyde Road in Stratton, just north of Swindon. The new development features a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes; several of these feature USK 1500 Catnic Juliet balconies. Designed to provide a safety barrier in front of French windows, the Juliet Balconies at Kingsdown Gate give character to the modern housing development. Situated on...Read More
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Trend puts Energy Savings in Force for West Midlands Police through the use of...
As the second largest police force in the country, West Midlands Police operates from a diverse range of buildings. Energy efficiency is a high priority for the organisation and it uses Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) from Trend Control Systems to achieve this. Serving an area of 348 square miles and with a population of almost 2.8 million people, West Midlands Police covers the three major cities of Birmingham...Read More
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Space Air - Daikin Altherma Flex - The Energy Efficient Climate Control System
The high temperature Daikin Altherma Flex system is extremely energy efficient and easy to operate. Daikin Altherma Flex can be 50% more efficient than a fossil fuel boiler*. The air-to-water heat pump system consumes less primary energy, as it absorbs heat (free renewable energy) from the ambient outside air. Inverter Technology Inverter technology systems can be up to 30% more energy efficient as the system effectively monitors...Read More
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Monodraught Celebrates 40 Years at the Top
Natural ventilation, daylighting and cooling specialist Monodraught celebrated its 40th Anniversary in March 2014. Renowned for its Windcatcher, Sunpipe and Cool-phase ‘natural’ systems, Monodraught has established itself over four decades as the UK’s most innovative creator of low energy solutions for the building services industry. The following is a review of each of the company’s innovative solutions. Windcatcher...Read More
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Broadcrown - £13m Wednesbury Power Station given the Go-Ahead
A £13 million mini power station that converts waste into electricity will be the ‘first of its kind in the UK’. The landmark project in Portway Road, Wednesbury was unanimously approved at Sandwell Council’s planning committee last year. The site’s current owners, Humphries Holdings, a demolition firm and their partners Broadcrown will work together to turn two empty industrial units into a power plant that will operate 24 hours a day...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - New Guide Outlines Top 10 Cat 6 Compliant Trunking Systems
Speficiers and contractors requiring a Cat 6 compliant cable containment system have the choice of 10 market-leading solutions from Marshall-Tufflex, all of which are outlined in a new quick-reference guide. The Marshall-Tufflex ‘Cat 6 Compliant Trunking Systems’ guide is quick and easy to use with images, measurements, cable capacities and bend radius details for each of the profiles, including unique Odyssey all...Read More
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Cembrit Invests in its Corrugated Sheet Division
Cembrit has strengthened the team at its headquarters in Thamesmead by appointing James Appiah as Sales Administrator for its Corrugated Sheet Division. James brings with him thirteen years of experience working as a sales administrator and supervisor. This knowledge sets him in good stead for his new role which requires him to communicate with the Cembrit sales team and new and existing customers on a day to day basis...Read More
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Airedale International Establishes Gateway to the Middle East
British manufacturer of precision air conditioning, IT and industrial cooling systems, Airedale International, has now officially established its gateway to the Middle East following a launch event at its Dubai Airport Freezone office on the 19 February. The event, which follows on from the opening of Airedale’s base in Moscow last year, was attended by more than 40 key customers and international Business Partners from the UAE, Saudi...Read More
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Aggreko to Generate Power behind Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
The world leader in the provision of temporary power Aggreko was revealed as the latest Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. As part of the deal, the Glasgow-based firm will provide temporary power across the Games’ 13 sports venues and the Athletes Village. This will be supplied via 103 individual generator sets connected through a network of more than 1,000 distribution boards and 200 kilometres of cabling...Read More
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Other Industry News
Crown Paints Builds Charity Partnership for 2014
Schneider Electric - Seven Steps for Switchgear Success
Flowcrete UK - Isocrete Self Level Screeds – at the Foundation of UK Construction Projects
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