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Artemide Illuminates the New Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan
Artemide illuminates the new headquarters of the Feltrinelli Foundation at Porta Volta, Milan, designed by the eminent architecture firm Herzog & De Meuron. For each of the five floors of the building Artemide designed specific lighting solutions capable to interact with the architecture and to satisfy the whole range of uses of the premises: flexible, dynamic appliances that define the spaces at the different times of the...Read More
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Unitrunk Meets Teesside University Challenge
It’s full marks for cable management specialist Unitrunk at a refurbishment of the library at Teesside University, Middlesbrough. Electrical contractor Integral has opted for Unitrunk’s innovative cable management solutions at a phased refit of the four-storey library building in a project for main contractor Kier. Teesside University is reinforcing its commitment to create the best possible student experience with the...Read More
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PMA UK - 2016: A Year in Review
As the end of the year drew closer, and we all began to reflect on the journey 2016 had taken us on, let’s look back on some of the highest points the year had to offer us here at PMA cable protection. The beginning of the year saw us embrace the ever popular concept ‘new year, new you’ as we began to fully embrace our status as part of the ABB family; launching a great new website with a fresh new look. 2016 also saw us participate...Read More
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Vertiv Identifies Data Centre Infrastructure Trends for 2017
Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today released six data centre infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. This year’s trends follow the 2016 data centre trends published by Emerson Network Power last year. "In 2016, global macro trends significantly impacted the industry, with new cloud innovations and social responsibility taking the spotlight," said Giordano Albertazzi, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Vertiv...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - One Tower Bridge
Over 400 luxury apartments of outstanding design have been created, alongside 80,000 sq ft. of retail, leisure and cultural space. Superb 5* facilities include a 20m black and gold tiled swimming pool, state of the art gymnasium, fitness & treatment rooms, virtual golf simulator, 24 hour Harrods concierge and secure car parking. The scheme comprises of nine individual blocks with 3 distinct architectural styles. The ‘transition’ block...Read More
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Polyflor Adds Colour to Hopwood Hall College Refectory
High performance commercial flooring from two of Polyflor’s sheet vinyl flooring collections were recently used to create a vibrant environment for students at Hopwood Hall College to dine and enjoy their break times in. Designed by Whitespace Consultants Ltd and installed by local contractors Bramhall Flooring Co Ltd, Polyflor XL PU and Polysafe Wood fx PUR flooring was fitted throughout the further education college’s...Read More
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The Generator Company Generator System Installation at Europe’s Busiest Ferry...
With the huge redevelopment of Europe’s Busiest Ferry Port which provides a vital International logistical gateway for passengers and trade, the upgrade of the site’s backup generator system was scheduled into the overall Port improvements. To meet the demands of the Ports modernisation and advances in technology throughout their vast array of operating systems which keep the Port running and open for business 24 hours...Read More
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TORMAX Opens on Mayfair
A tastefully opulent working environment, the Office Space in Town Mayfair serviced offices at 10 Brick Street welcomes staff and visitors into the impressive central atrium with a semi-automatic TORMAX 3-wing revolving door that requires just a gentle push from the user to initiate rotation. TORMAX worked with JPJ Installations Ltd to deliver this sustainable solution, successfully combining easy access with reduced energy consumption...
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EMCEL Filters - CBRN Filtration
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Filtration is vitally important in protecting our military personnel and at EMCEL we pride ourselves on our high quality filters manufactured on-site. To ensure the effectiveness of the CBRN filtration a manufacturing and testing specification is followed, this includes STANAG44447 and, more recently, AEP54. Since 2009 EMCEL have been independently testing materials in order to...Read More
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West London Security - School Gates, Access Control & CCTV at Hill Mead Primary
School gates, access control and CCTV - Hill Mead Primary School in Brixton recently contacted West London Security (WLS) to get a competitive quote for new school gates, access control and CCTV. The school provides educational facilities for children aged three to eleven. Hill Mead was looking to upgrade their electronic security systems to improve security for staff and pupils. They chose WLS to carry out the work because we...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Off-Site Insight
The demand for offsite build has increased dramatically in recent years. These solutions rely on the availability and coordination of a range of elements from planning and design, through to fabrication, the actual assembly of components and any required testing. This requirement is coming from a range of diverse areas such as: larger building projects, industrial solutions as well as from the water industry, all of which...Read More
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Pilkington - New Report: 60 Per Cent of Architects & Building Specifiers have seen...
Building design professionals are already feeling the impact of the Brexit vote, with almost two thirds (60 per cent) of architects and building specifiers experiencing delays to projects as a result, according to a new report released today. The survey of 100 senior architects and building specifiers from across the UK, commissioned by glass manufacturer, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, reveals the industry is divided on...Read More
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Monodraught - Exporting Sunlight Around the World
A recent report from World First and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) titled "Thinking Global: The route to UK exporting success" found that less than a fifth of the UK’s SMEs were selling their goods and services overseas, compared with two-fifths of big business in the UK. With the Brexit vote front of mind for many, 42% of SMEs said it would hinder them; 19% said it would help them. Just over a third...Read More
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VEKA - Smooth Transition to System 10 for Halo Customer UFiT Windows
Long-standing Halo customer, UFiT Windows of Hemel Hempstead has continued its successful relationship with The VEKA UK Group systems supplier, with a universal changeover to Halo's renowned System 10 profile. The Hertfordshire-based company celebrates 30 years with Halo in 2016, citing the technical performance and versatility of its products and attentive installer support among the many reasons for...Read More
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