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CPD Accredited Technical Seminars
CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is a process by which to gain skills and experience in your industry and to enhance development as a professional. We are able to offer a host of industry seminars on the latest legislation, developments and product solutions. A full range of CPD Seminars can be found via the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign, which provides details of CPD Certified Seminars...Read More
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Danfoss - Stay Calm. You’re Covered
Now you can get maximum uptime and top performance from your systems, by placing your maintenance tasks in the hands of experts. DrivePro® services offer more than simple troubleshooting, repairs and replacements. You get services that go beyond the ordinary to improve productivity, performance and uptime. For example, with a DrivePro® Extended Warranty agreement you can typically achieve 60% less downtime in a critical...Read More
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Pilkington Glass Helps give Major Office Block Refurbishment a Modern Touch
The award-winning architectural practice Flanagan and Lawrence has transformed an office block built in 1975 into a cutting-edge, modern building with the help of a triple-height structurally glazed atrium. The scheme forms part of Bath Road Central office park and has undergone a major renovation and extension to create a new landmark commercial office building. Only the core and structural frame of the previous building remain...Read More
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Polyflor is Right on Track at Thomas Land
Heavy commercial vinyl flooring from Polyflor Ltd was recently used to create a fun train track floor design at Drayton Manor Park’s Thomas Land™ in Staffordshire, UK. Multiple designs from Polyflor’s Expona Flow commercial sheet vinyl collection were selected to create a floor inspired by the children’s TV series Thomas and Friends™ for the Thomas Land™ gift shop and Engine Shed photo area. Three shades from the Expona Flow...Read More
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Piller & Active Power Join Forces at Data Centre World 2017, London
According to the Organisers, the 2-day event, which combines Cloud Expo, Smart IOT and Big Data, was attended by over 20,000 industry experts, achieving a higher footfall than in 2016. Piller exhibited their new CPM300 power module and Active Power’s CleanSource unit, both of which attracted a lot of attention from customers old and new. Over the two days, Piller made two presentations in the events theatre. On day 1 "Batteries...Read More
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DMS - WRAS Approved Hot & Cold Water Meters with M-Bus Interface
UNICOcoderMP Singlejet Hot & Cold water meters with M-Bus interface. • For Cold Water up to 50°C and Hot Water up to 90°C • DN15 ½" • DN20 ¾". Features • Singlejet dry-dial meter with magnetic coupling • 8 dial resolution with 3 comma place • Register can be turned for best readout position • Maximum operating pressure PN 16 bar • Maximum operating temperature Cold Water 50°C & Hot Water 90°C • Horizontal or vertical...Read More
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Icopal Staff Raise over £8000 for The Christie Charity
Having worked with the organisation for four years, Icopal staff in the UK and Ireland have raised a total of £24,000 for The Christie charity. This year, fundraising efforts have resulted in £8000 given to support the trust’s fight against cancer. Money raised will go towards supporting The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, a specialist cancer centre based in Withington, Manchester. The Christie charity works with the hospital to deliver...Read More
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Viessmann Creates New Senior Roles to Meet Growing Demand
Following another year of growth, Viessmann UK is increasing investment in the sales, marketing, and service areas of its business by creating three new senior staff roles and altering the focus of a fourth. These changes are being made to ensure that high levels of customer service keep pace with rising demand. In the biggest change, Richard Cooper will work with national account customers and plumbers’ merchants...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Belmont House Uxbridge
The £30 million grade A redevelopment of Belmont House boasts some of the largest floor plans in any Thames Valley town centre, providing more than 125,000sq.ft of office accommodation over five storeys. Situated in the heart of Uxbridge town centre, the new office block has a superbly convenient location with easy access to London via the nearby train and tube stations and excellent transport links to Heathrow via the M25...Read More
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TROX UK - HVAC Industry Honours Alan Green
Everyone at TROX UK congratulates Alan Green - winner of this year’s Alan Moor Award - whose life-long contribution to the HVAC industry was honoured at the ACR News Awards on March 23rd 2017. The Alan Moor award, presented in memory of the late managing director of Bitzer UK, recognises the contributions of one individual whose efforts on behalf of the wider air conditioning and refrigeration industry have largely gone...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Fixed Flushglaze Rooflight Specified for Maximising Daylight...
Occupying a plot in East Dulwich measuring just 17.1m x 11.5m, this stunning private residence is testament to how meticulous design and planning can maximise both space and light. Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze rooflights bring much needed daylight into the property’s open-plan interiors and provide added dimension to its internal layout. Project challenges with a restricted plot size - Stephen Blowers, co-founder of Designcubed...Read More
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Grundfos - Scottish Students Win by Degrees
The Scottish Property Awards saw their highest number of entries ever this year. These highly acclaimed awards seek to recognise the best in new commercial buildings. The Student Accommodation Development of the Year category had nine shortlisted developments vying for top position, but it was The Holyrood North Residence Hall at the University of Edinburgh that was announced as the winner. Grundfos Pumps were...Read More
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Knauf Employees back Walking With The Wounded Charity
Dozens of Knauf employees have pledged their commitment to the charity, Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) at a joint event at the Knauf plant in Sittingbourne last week. As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lightweight building products and systems, Knauf and its employees throughout the country, have selected WWTW as its charity partner for 2017. WWTW Director of Fundraising Andrew Cook, WWTW beneficiary...Read More
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Prysmian to Develop IFA2, the New France-UK Electricity Interconnector
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has secured a contract worth around €350 million with IFA2 SAS, a joint venture between National Grid IFA2 Ltd - part of National Grid UK - and RTE of France. The contract is for the turn-key design, manufacture and installation of a submarine and land power cable link to connect Tourbe in France to Chilling in Hampshire, UK. "This is a prestigious...Read More
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