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CPD Certified Technical Seminars
Are you planning your CPD campaign for 2018? We have an extensive range of informative, approved CPD Certified Seminars, Training Courses and Lunch 'n' Learn seminars by prominent companies within the construction industry. A full range of CPD Seminars can be found via the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign. Select your CPD training to enhance your professional skills. Continuing Professional...Read More
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Grundfos - All Pumped Up About 2017
At first glance, there may not appear to be many similarities between Edinburgh University, Wimbledon, the Bloomberg HQ and the Queensferry Crossing. However, there is one thing that links them and that is the fact that they have all been recipients of Grundfos pumps in 2017. The Grundfos solutions were as varied as the projects they are now part of. They included a 6-pump booster set to meet peak Wimbledon demands for...Read More
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Dunham-Bush - Simple Benefits: Why Trench Heating Works
Selecting appropriate heating and cooling emitters for specific application to a building makes a vital contribution to both efficiency and the environmental comfort of the occupier. Good air quality, comfortable ambient temperatures, low noise levels and appropriate lighting has proven to enhance the performance of the people working within the building. A major consideration when selecting heat emitters for a building must be...Read More
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Polyflor Heads to the Seaside for Fish & Chip Shop Makeover
Wood effect luxury vinyl tiles and hardwearing Polysafe safety flooring from Polyflor were chosen to create a nautical inspired interior design scheme for the brand new Copperfish bar, restaurant and takeaway in the seaside destination of Mumbles Pier in Swansea, Wales. Local contractors Pro-Spec Interiors Ltd installed Polyflor flooring in front of house areas and behind the scenes at Copperfish, which serves traditional fish and chips...Read More
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Pilkington - London Fire Stations Achieve BREEAM Excellence with Pilkington Glass
London Fire Brigade has completed a PFI project to renovate and update nine fire stations across the city with new state-of-the-art facilities that deliver excellent energy performance - thanks in part to glazing from Pilkington United Kingdom Limited. Under a £51.5m PFI project, the consortium Blue 3 worked with architect BDP to design the stations, to provide the quality and flexibility of accommodation needed to support a...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Designing Flat Roofs
Flat roofs have long held a place in architects’ hearts for reasons of aesthetics, cost and functionality. While their conceptual and visual simplicity is undoubtedly part of the appeal, specifiers should be under no illusion as to the detailing rigour that is required to achieve a solution that is fit for purpose and provides long-term protection from the elements. Adding to the complexity of the design process is the number of different flat...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - A Sterling Job for UK’s Largest Primary School
Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Profile 1 dado system has been used extensively in the expansion of Gascoigne Primary School, Barking, Essex, the largest primary school in the UK. Victorian era Gascoigne Primary has expanded considerably over the years. The most recent development is an £11m project providing a new three-storey facility to accommodate 1,500 pupils complete with a rooftop playground looking out over the Thames Barrier...Read More
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Titon - Filtering Out the Good from the Bad
With diesel pollution stories constantly in the news, it has raised questions as to whether ventilation companies are actually doing anything to address this concern. However, new products are now emerging all the time and, even though some are not proven in the market, it indicates the issue is slowly being recognised - and a resolution may not be too far away. Tyson Anderson, Sales & Marketing Director at Titon...Read More
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Formica - New Irish Design Hub & Studio to Feature Formica Group
Formica has collaborated with Vision Creative Studios, who work with Ireland's leading architects and building contractors on local and global construction projects. Many of Vision Creative Studios’ clients are multinationals with a European headquarters located in Ireland (Google, Facebook, PayPal, LinkedIn). The new studio in Dublin, presents a hub for designers and architects to discover the latest interior surfaces and...Read More
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DMS - Don’t Let the Frost Bite your Pipe
The cold weather effects more than your heating bills and toes - frozen pipes are a big issue when the frost strikes if not maintained or protected. Rest assured, there are simple ways to deal with this dreaded issue and we are going to bring you up to speed! Tips to avoid the big freeze Use a Glycol Tolerant Heating system Keep the heating on at a constant temperature Insulate pipes where possible Using a Glycol tolerant system...Read More
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ServaClean Bar Systems - The Old Fire Station Sunderland
ServaClean Bar Systems are delighted to have been involved with the new bar installation at The Old Fire Station - one of Sunderland’s most iconic buildings. Officially opened on 23rd November, The Old Fire Station has been refurbished and converted into a Music and Arts Hub with performance spaces and an auditorium. It is now an exciting home for Music, Dance, Comedy and Theatre in Sunderland - and includes a welcoming...Read More
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Purus Launch a Brand New Data Sheet for their 59mm S-Series Floor Gully
Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies, is proud to launch a brand new data sheet for their successful 59mm S-Series floor gully. The 59mm Minimax S-Series floor gully is suitable for both vinyl and tiled floor finishes. With a total height of just 59mm allowing it to fit into shallow concrete slabs, the 59mm S-Series gully includes Purus’ combined water and mechanical NOOD no-odour water trap which was used in the London 2012...Read More
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ABB Wins $60 Million Order to Reinforce UK Power Network
ABB has been awarded a $60 million contract by the leading UK utility, National Grid, to build a new high-voltage substation in Shurton, to integrate electricity produced by the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, southwest England, and feed it into the power network. The order was booked in the third quarter of 2017. Hinkley Point C will produce 3.2 gigawatt of power - enough low-carbon electricity for around...Read More
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Wienerberger Launches Second Edition of Porotherm Best Practice Guide
Wienerberger - the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations has launched a second edition of its ‘Porotherm Best Practice Guide’, to support the use of the modern clay block walling system. The guide, which was created for architects, engineers and technical managers, features a wealth of information, illustrating the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ to consider when using the product to assist those utilising the Porotherm...Read More
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