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DORMA ensures Debenhams Flagship Store is Ready for Shoppers
As part of a major £25 million refurbishment of a landmark Debenhams store on one of the busiest shopping streets in the world, the UK retailer had to ensure that customer entrances met their exacting requirements. With constant foot traffic, performance and durability of utmost importance, along with striking aesthetics, an automatic and manual door entrance package from DORMA, the trusted global partner for premium...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - PV Solar Panels for Flat Roofs
As part of SIG Design & Technology’s service ‘designing roofs from the deck up’ we are often involved in the right choice of accessories, ancillaries and products that make your roof work harder. We’re noticing demand for solar photovoltaic panels which can be used on our flat roofs. SIG Design & Technology is now working in partnership with Redsky Solar Ltd to design and supply their unique and innovative roof mounted solar PV...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - One Airport Square, Ghana
In March we reported that this striking contemporary new build in Ghana is adopting the AET Flexible Space concept. Now the construction is focusing on interior finishes and getting closer to completion. AET Engineers will be travelling to Accra in August and September for Commissioning and the project is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter 2014. The building will be the first environmentally certified...Read More
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Crown Paints - Clouds of Colour for Charity Run
A team of volunteers from Crown Paints and Brewers added a splash of colour at a charity event in Bristol - manning ‘rainbow stations’ and fairground games to help raise funds at the Children’s Hospice South West Rainbow Run. The fund-raising event saw hundreds of people tackle the 5k course, which was dotted with teams of volunteers who threw coloured powder at the runners as they passed through. Nikki Cosgrove, Account...Read More
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Wieland Connects Cannon Place
Wieland Electric has supplied its Metalynx armoured, structured wiring system to enable fast connection of lighting, small power and fan coil units at Cannon Place, a 389,000 sq ft landmark commercial complex above the Cannon Street major transport interchange, in the City of London. The new eight-storey development has been constructed over and around Network Rail and London Underground lines, and incorporates upgraded facilities for...Read More
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TORMAX UK - Slim TORMAX Door Profile Delivers Low Heat Transfer
Subtle and inconspicuous, the new LR32THERM automatic sliding door profile from TORMAX is not only one of the slimmest frames on the market but also benefits from having an extremely low thermal transmission co-efficient (Ud value). With a visual width of just 35mm, the aluminium profile delivers the right aesthetics to create a contemporary entrance whilst significantly contributing towards reduced internal heating costs...Read More
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Unitrunk - Cable Management CPD New Content
Following three very successful CPD roadshows in Leeds, Plymouth and Bristol and as a result of the feedback from engineers who attended the presentation, Unitrunk have updated the content. Tim Brown, Specification Manager at Unitrunk, said “The presentation - Minimise Volume, Maximise Potential - has always intended to provoke thought about a product area which is often specified as a “cut and paste” process incorporating...Read More
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Polyflor BIM Objects Now Available
Polyflor, the UK's commercial and resident vinyl flooring specialist, is pleased to announce that it is now offering Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects for a selection of it’s best-selling flooring ranges, available to download free of charge via the Polyflor website. As part of the first phase of Polyflor’s BIM Object development the objects have been developed in all leading software formats including Revit Architecture, Bentley...Read More
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Aggreko Supplied Broadcast Power to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
As announced in December by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Aggreko was selected as the official temporary power provider of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The rental company, which is the global leader in its sector, provided power and temperature control (TC) solutions to the tournament’s broadcast network, ensuring people around the world tuned in and watched the games without any...Read More
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OWA - Declarations of Performance? It’s all Greek to me!
OWA declarations of performance keep architects, planners and specialist companies on the safe side. The EU Construction Products Regulation, which has been in force since July 2013, requires that all suspended ceilings bear a CE label in line with EN 13964 and a declaration of performance (DoP). This way, the products and their performance can be compared much more easily at European level – a clear advantage for quality...Read More
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Wienerberger to Create 120 Jobs with 200 Million Annual Brick Capacity Increase
Responding to the growing demands of the market, Wienerberger, the UK’s leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, has announced a significant expansion of its brick manufacturing output. The company has stated its intention to increase brick capacity by 200 million bricks between January 2014 and January 2015, the equivalent of approximately 25,000 new homes. It will be creating 120 new jobs across the UK in the...Read More
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Airedale International Returns to this year’s Energy Event with More Energy-Saving...
16 & 17 September 2014, NEC Birmingham, Stand No C38 British Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) specialist, Airedale International, returns to this year’s Energy Event with more energy-saving solutions - from award-winning cooling systems to a range of retrofit solutions, all of which will generate energy efficiencies and reduce operational costs. The British manufacturer will be showcasing its SmartCool™ high efficiency...Read More
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Catnic - New Product Manager for Catnic
Catnic, the leading steel lintel and building products manufacturer, has a new addition to its team. Karly Taylor has joined the company as Product Manager to control the company’s overall product cycle. As part of her role, she will oversee the development of new products whilst optimising the current Catnic range. Previously, Karly has held senior product manager roles with consumer brands such as Philips, Clarks International and more...Read More
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Kingspan Tarec® to Sponsor Young Engineers' Awards
Derbyshire-based insulation specialist Kingspan Tarec® Industrial Insulation has signed up as a major sponsor of this year's CIBSE Young Engineers' Awards (YEA). Kingspan Tarec® joins Daikin UK and Ruskin Air Management as sponsors of this prestigious awards scheme, which concludes with live presentations and prize giving at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in London on October 9. Kingspan Tarec®...Read More
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