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AET Flexible Space - Height Restricted Refurbishment Benefits from AET Flexible...
AET Flexible Space has recently supplied Under Floor Air Conditioning (UFAC) equipment to another high specification refurbishment in the Soho area of London at 76-88 Wardour Street. Constructed in 1906, this historic building is considered to be one of the earliest sites of a public cinema in the UK. This latest refurbishment was designed to convert a traditional heated only building into fully air conditioned...Read More
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DORMA makes a Grand Entrance at Cambridge Shopping Centre
At the Grand Arcade shopping centre in Cambridge, the upgrade of two main customer entrances had to meet exceptionally high performance standards. Specified to improve internal comfort levels for customers and reduce energy costs for retailers, a series of automatic swing doors from industry leader DORMA proved the perfect solution. Designed by architects Chapman Taylor and built by Coulson Building Group, the...Read More
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Gent FDA Solution brings Safe Shopping to Old Market, Hereford
Hereford’s first major retail and leisure development in more than 25 years is to be protected by a Gent by Honeywell fire alarm and detection (FDA) solution. Old Market, the new multi-million pound retail and leisure complex in the heart of historic Hereford is set to open its doors to shoppers in spring this year. An FDA system from fire industry experts Gent was selected to protect three of the development’s main buildings...Read More
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Levolux Walks on the Wild Side
WWF-UK recently moved from its base in Godalming, to its new home in Woking, Surrey. Known as the Living Planet Centre, the landmark building, with its distinctive arching roof, boasts a fully automated, internal Solar Shading solution from Levolux. The two-storey, 39,557 sq ft headquarters development for WWF-UK was designed by Hopkins Architects to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating - the highest classification of sustainable...Read More
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Elbagate - EAE Electrik Busbar & Lighting used by Unipres at their Sunderland Plant
EAE Elektrik, through their UK partner Elbagate Ltd, have recently supplied the EAE KXC range of High Power busbar trunking and lighting products for the Unipres (UK) Ltd manufacturing facility in Sunderland. Unipres in Sunderland is the focal point for Unipres operations in Europe. Unipres applies specialist technical knowledge, including expertise and environmental performance to produce pressed components in high tensile...Read More
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LG Electronics - The Voice of Experience in VRF – it Matters
Jody Lees draws on many years industry experience to explain what VRF manufacturers can do and should be doing for specifiers, consultants and end-users. Specifiers and consultants operating in the air conditioning industry are tasked with delivering to clients the most efficient and cost effective solutions and they must take into account capital cost and running costs. Specifiers and consultants need to be current with new product development...Read More
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Hawker Siddeley Switchgear - Retrofit Solution for Coal Export Facility
Technology developed and installed by Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Australia is ensuring that one of the world’s largest coal-handling facilities has the power it needs to further boost capacity. Since 1908, the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales has been at the heart of Australia’s coal export industry and in 2009 Port Waratah Coal Services loaded a record 92.8 million tonnes. The company plans to increase capacity to 133 million...Read More
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Polyflor - Modena takes Centre Stage at Wigan Youth Zone
High clarity Polysafe Modena PUR was the safety flooring of choice for the eagerly anticipated Wigan Youth Zone in Lancashire. Wigan Youth Zone is the UK’s largest youth club and opened after the combined efforts of businessmen Martin and Bill Ainscough, Dave Whelan and Wigan Council. The youth centre offers a diverse range of facilities to local young people including a gym, sports hall, climbing wall and dance studio. Over 600m²...Read More
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Formica - VIVIX® Exterior Façade Panels Through Rain or Shine
In the City of Helsinki, VIVIX® exterior façade panels have been used for the refurbishment of tram stops railings. Ulla-Kirsti Junttila, Senior Adviser for urban planning and design at SITO Oy chose VIVIX panels in Ocean Grey for their inherent strength as well as choice of colours offered. "There was a very specific reason why I chose VIVIX panels," explains Ulla-Kirsti. "When the refurbishment of over 200 tram stops began in 1993, I worked...Read More
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Danfoss - Energy-Efficient Frequency Converters for the World’s Largest Bioenergy...
Maabjerg BioEnergy in Holstebro, Denmark, has established itself as a world leader in the production of environmentally friendly and sustainable energy. 150 VLT drives helps the plant achieve its efficiency goals. The world’s largest bioenergy plant already processes an annual 450,000 tons of manure and 100,000 tons of other biomass such as deep litter, potato pulp and dairy waste products, generating 18.4 million cubic...Read More
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PMA UK - Working on a Solution for the Crisp Industry
Zweifel Chips are well known throughout Switzerland as the popular crisp of choice. Having met the Zweifel team at the Ineltec 2013 trade show, they told PMA they were looking for a flexible conduit which is easy to clean to protect cables against mechanical influences. As it happens, our current development project is the design of an overextruded corrugated conduit, suitable for use in the food and beverage industry, so both companies...Read More
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Sandtex Trade Helps to Restore Caversham Park to Former Glory
A comprehensive system of Sandtex Trade high performance coatings and preparatory products has recently been used in a major project to restore, redecorate and protect the exteriors of Caversham Park. This imposing Victorian stately home on the outskirts of Reading houses the BBC Monitoring Unit, BBC Radio Berkshire and the BBC’s Written Archives Centre. The history of Caversham Park stretches back to Norman times...Read More
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Flowcrete - World-Class Hospital Shielded by Flowcrete
One of the world’s largest centres for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases has installed a new Flowcrete floor that matches their high working standards. The Fu Wai Hospital in Beijing was concerned that the floor in their liquid nitrogen libraries would not withstand the demands placed upon it. To ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the floor the global resin flooring specialists Flowcrete Group installed Flowshield SL with a top...Read More
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Emerson Joins Forces with Industry Partners to Support the European Commission’s...
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has today announced its commitment to delivering greener data centre technology standards, as a leading member of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) pilot, led by the European Commission. As the PEF pilot strives towards ‘Building the Single Market for Green Products’...Read More
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