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CPD Accredited Seminars
Our CPD Seminars, Training Courses and Lunch 'n' Learn seminars are designed to help you improve or maintain your skills and industry knowledge. An extensive range can be found via the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign. They are delivered, free of charge, by leading companies within the construction industry to Architects, Engineers, Specifiers and Contractors at a time and date to suit your schedule. If you are interested in...Read More
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Danfoss Heating - EU Study Shows Energy Savings Potential of Thermostatic...
A new report from the European Building Automation Controls Association shows that energy costs for millions of households across the EU (including the UK) could be reduced significantly by upgrading heating systems with basic thermostatic radiator valves (TRV). Heating controls manufacturer, Danfoss, believes the new report provides compelling evidence for installing TRVs as an upgrade for existing heating systems as well...Read More
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Viessmann Boilers take Centre Stage at Hull New Theatre
Heating systems manufacturer Viessmann is in the limelight at Hull New Theatre, which re-opened at the end of 2017 following an extensive refurbishment and multimillion pound investment. As part of the £16 million rebuild, the company has overhauled the heating system, supplying three Vitocrossal 200 boilers to heat the entire theatre space and ensure the utmost comfort for actors and audiences alike. Specified by G&H...Read More
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Titon MVHR Systems Add High Efficiency to London’s Latest High Rise
A combination of highly efficient HRV Q Plus units and ducting from Titon has been installed throughout 514 newly-built one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, penthouses and townhouses in The Residence, Ponton Road, London. Located within the Vauxhall Nine Elms Opportunity Area, The Residence comprises nine multistorey buildings. The ventilation products fitted include a range of HRV1.25, HRV1.35, HRV2 and HRV2.85...Read More
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Piller - Not all Diesel Rotary UPS (DRUPS) Systems are the Same
While many of the world’s major organisations and institutions now recognise the distinct advantages of Rotary UPS and DRUPS systems over traditional battery UPS (lower TCO and reduced intervention in service, vastly reduced footprint, and longer system lifecycle), it is important to recognise the inevitable disparity that must exist among manufacturers. A tradition of engineering excellence and a commitment to quality...Read More
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Monodraught - Healthy Ventilation System Performing in Outstanding School
In November 2016, 14 Monodraught MVHR-100 systems were installed to the new build classrooms of Our Lady of Grace School in Charlton, London. The school was recently awarded an Ofsted “outstanding” rating. The MVHR units provide trickle ventilation, heat recovery ventilation and secure night time cooling. They also boost levels of ventilation during summer or during periods of high CO2. The system comprises an intelligent...Read More
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Polyflor - Polysafe Flooring Helps bring Hospital Wards to University of Derby...
A variety of Polysafe safety flooring products from Polyflor, the UK's commercial vinyl flooring specialist, were chosen to create a new learning environment for health and social care students at the University of Derby’s Chesterfield Campus. Opened in 1911, the Grade II listed St Helena Building has been renovated as part of a £6.7m project for the university, led by architects Frank Shaw Associates Ltd and main contractors Henry...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Natural Ventilation Behind the Scenes
YMCA East Anton is a purpose-built nursery for 0-5 year olds which opened in October 2017. At early design stage it was suggested that the classrooms should have mechanical ventilation systems. However, YMCA had concerns about the energy use as well as maintenance costs associated with a mechanical ventilation scheme. Breathing Buildings were approached by Darcy Construction to design a natural ventilation system that...Read More
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LG Electronics - MEES - Why Achieve an E?
From recent round table discussions through MBS Magazine and conversations that have taken place throughout the industry, it doesn’t seem that the regulations for Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) have been put forward with the force to ensure that there is wide spread awareness or sufficient information throughout the non-domestic sector. Asset management teams and organisations with a solid industry presence...Read More
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Schneider Electric to Give away £8,000 Worth of Vouchers for Loyal Customers...
Schneider Electric, the leader in energy management and efficiency, is offering four chances for electricians to win £2000 of vouchers to spend on bespoke sporting travel packages and 800 chances of winning £10 Decathlon Sports vouchers when they buy selected electrical products from partnered distributors. Schneider Electric’s Game, Seat & Match promotion will run from 10th March until 31st May with main prize draws every other Monday...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Investment in Collaborative Engineering Skills
British engineering talent has united at a new £15.6m training academy, claimed to be the UK’s biggest single investment in aerospace skills. BAE Systems has opened The Academy for Skills & Knowledge (ASK) which sits on the Lancashire Enterprise Zone. Alongside the company’s site at Salmesbury, Lancashire, the Academy will provide world-class learning facilities for hundreds of apprentices and graduates...Read More
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Purus Launch Brand New Data Sheets for their Stainless Steel Trough Urinals...
Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of wetroom drainage and a range of stainless steel sanitaryware, is proud to launch two brand new data sheets for their popular V301 Trough Urinals and V240 Wash Troughs. Purus have recently made a number of design improvements to these ranges and both now feature a central outlet rather than the previous right-hand-side and left-hand-side options, which makes Purus’ customers’ ordering process...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Sharp-Shooter Dudbridge Back on the ELEX Oche
Keen darts fans who missed out on playing against world-class British player Mark Dudbridge at ELEX last year have another chance thanks to his continuing sponsorship by cable management market-leader Marshall-Tufflex. The British manufacturer is exhibiting at three ELEX events this year, starting with ELEX Exeter in April. Mark will attend the first day, with event visitors being invited to step up and take on the darts ace at his own...Read More
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Artemide - The New Website Artemide.com is Online
It features a renewed graphic layout and is organised as a responsive platform, with contents and services designed both for light and design enthusiasts and for professional operators. The individual sections offer multiple detail levels and provide new contents and images. Browsing has become even more intuitive and quick - few clicks take the user to the heart of the searched information through images, for easier and more...Read More
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