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Prysmian Safeguards the City’s Newest Recruit
Prysmian FP PLUS has been selected and installed as part of the emergency building services and used throughout 6 Bevis Marks, the new addition to London’s blossoming skyline at the heart of city. Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects, 6 Bevis Marks is the result of Bevis Marks Developments Ltd - a joint venture between AXA and Black Rock and reaches 16 stories offering 160,000 sq ft of Grade A office space along with two roof...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Electrical Contractors' Association President Praises...
Outgoing Electrical Contractors’ Association President Phil Fagg has praised British manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex for its high quality, easy-to-install energy management products – while warning that more needs to be done to equip buildings with energy efficient solutions to ameliorate the threat of power blackouts. Mr Fagg visited Hastings-based Marshall-Tufflex on May 12 to discuss the marketplace from a contractor’s point of view. He met...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Critical Power Protection Seminar
UPS, Service, Batteries & Power Management. Date / Time: Leeds 12th June - 8.45am - 1.00pm - breakfast & lunch provided. Venue: Leeds United Stadium, Elland Rd, Leeds LS11 0ES. Guest Speaker: Yuasa Battery Sales (UK). This seminar provides a key overview of critical power protection, specifically covering: Selecting a UPS: Standalone vs Modular. The importance of UPS service support. Energy Management System...Read More
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JS Humidifiers - Humidifying Facebook
JS Humidifiers has manufactured and supplied 52 HumEvap MC3 evaporative humidifiers to Facebook for its newly built data centre in Luleå, Sweden. The humidifiers provide moisture to the incoming cold, dry Nordic air that the data centre uses to condition the atmosphere inside its data halls. Peter Liddle, associate at Cundall, the consulting M&E engineers for the project, explains, “Facebook Luleå is employing a direct air cooling...Read More
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Flowcrete - All that Glitters is Not Gold
Decorative floors deliver a transformational effect underfoot - and designer finishes from Flowcrete pave the way in terms of style, sustainability and substance. Surfaces are available in a rainbow of colours, from bright bold shades through to pastel hues. And with design features including the ability to add shimmering metallic and quartz finishes, as well as coloured glass, into the mix, the options to create a statement look are...Read More
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DORMA Meets the Demands of JW3
At the new £50 million JW3 Jewish Community Centre on Finchley Road, North London, DORMA ED 250A operators have helped to provide unrivalled performance, reliability and safety levels for a spectacular main entrance which features 12.8mm thick armour plate glass panels weighing over 500kg each. Designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and built by BAM Construction, the new centre was built on one of...Read More
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Panasonic Air Source Heat Pumps Provide Savings in South Derbyshire
A family in Sudbury, Derbyshire is benefiting from savings of up to £100 per month after Trent and Dove Housing Ltd and contractor, J Tomlinson replaced their existing solid fuel boiler with a Panasonic air source heat pump. Trent and Dove Housing Ltd provide affordable housing for rent and part ownership across East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire. One of the housing association’s aims is to supply renewable technologies...Read More
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Spirax Sarco & Dallol Energy’s Partnership Helps Ignis Wick to Heat Scottish Homes...
Spirax Sarco and the team at Dallol Energy combined to provide the boiler controls and steam system for an innovative energy scheme. The project uses a wet biomass boiler system to heat around 200 Scottish homes via a district heating system and to deliver steam to a neighbouring distillery. The plant is owned and operated by Ignis Wick, which is a subsidiary of Ignis Biomass. Following a procurement process, Ignis Wick took over...Read More
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TORMAX UK - Patient Access Improved with TORMAX
Simplifying access for patients and busy staff at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank, TORMAX automated four internal swing door entrances using their advanced iMotion 1301 operators. Powered by almost ‘wear-free’ AC synchronous motors, iMotion door drives require minimal ongoing maintenance in order to continue delivering incomparable levels of reliability. A significant resource for Scotland, the Golden Jubilee...Read More
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Cembrit - Improved Specification for Eastern White Cedar Shingles Supplied by Cembrit
Cembrit imports Eastern White Cedar Shingles from Canada. The sawmills have for many years treated this natural roofing and cladding material to improve durability and have continued to improve the treatment process, increasing its effectiveness and removing toxins and solvents. The latest, version of these treatments is Micronised Pressure treatment. This process has been used in North America since 2004 and is by far the...Read More
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Wienerberger & Barratt Developments PLC Announce Porotherm Partnership
Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, has announced a major new partnership with Barratt Developments PLC. The UK’s largest housebuilder has committed to using Wienerberger’s innovative clay block walling system, Porotherm, to build 1600 homes in the UK – 10% of Barratt’s 2014 build programme. The contract means that Barratt will be making use of the equivalent of 300,000m² of...Read More
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Crown Paints - New System key in Crown’s Move to Improve Efficiency
Crown Paints has invested a six figure sum on the latest high-speed manufacturing system - designed to speed up the filling of paint containers by as much as 75 per cent. As well as offering significant advances in filling rates, the new £1 million plus facility based at Crown’s manufacturing site in Hull, will half the amount of water needed to clean paint delivery pipework. It will also reduce the usage of both electrical power and...Read More
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Danfoss - Centralized or Decentralized Control? Let the Application Decide
Should the drive technology in a machine or system be designed as a central or decentral solution? This is a tricky question that must be answered project managers as soon as possible in a new project. Michael Burghardt, Product Manager HVAC/R, Danfoss VLT Drives discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and suggests that the best approach might be to let the application decide. It is basically pointless to talk...Read More
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Steadmans Supplies Materials for New Supercentre
Materials made by leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans have been used to build a £2m ‘supercentre’ in Dunston, Gateshead. SIG Distribution - the distribution division of FTSE-listed construction supplies firm SIG plc - has built a branch allowing it to streamline its five main specialist business brands to more than 1,500 customers across the North East. The site was once the home of the former...Read More
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