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CPD Accredited Technical Seminars
We provide a wide range of the latest Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Seminars, Training Courses and Lunch 'n' Learn seminars by prominent companies within the construction industry. These are available via the request facility on the CPD Seminars library on BuildingDesign. Continuing Professional Development is essential for companies and individuals to keep up to date and ahead with knowledge and skills...Read More
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Schneider Electric Launches Consulting Engineers Portal
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has announced the launch of its Consulting Engineers portal, an online portal designed to help Consulting Engineers develop their expertise, boost collaboration and innovation at all levels of business and management. The platform will allow Schneider Electric to work even closer with existing partners and bring new ones onboard. The portal has been designed...Read More
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Furse Provides Fast Response for Bristol Water SCADA System
Furse, the world-leading provider of earthing, lightning and electronic systems protection, has provided its latest state-of-the-art surge protection devices to overcome intermittent issues at a Bristol Water site. A project to improve the SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system at a water treatment works experienced a problem when on-site signals dropped out intermittently with no explanation. Any unexplained loss...Read More
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SHM Metering - Remote Smart Meters Prevent Downtime
Embassy Gardens is a premier construction site in London. Typically, large construction sites at the start of a new project are not connected to the main grid. A temporary electrical supply is provided so that the site can commence operations. This development has a number of tower cranes, each one operating at up to 75kVA when lifting loads and, five hoists drawing up to 60kVA each. In the early stages of a building project the...Read More
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SSQ - Domiz Delivers on Eastern Promise
In Kaunas, Lithuania, a city with a rich history and well known for its cultural creativity and architectural style, our Domiz natural slate has been adding a unique look to some new-build residential properties. For two separate projects where the architect and project developer stressed the importance of durable, eye-catching façade design, SSQ partner in Lithuania, Akmens Klasika was able to provide our Domiz slate. The first project...Read More
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Advanced - Apprenticeship Training
We are looking to help young people forge a career with a support network and opportunities to learn the skills you need, together with the qualifications to establish yourself. A family run firm, we are enthusiastic in developing people who are keen to succeed. Working closely with Wakefield College and other training providers we aim to ensure our apprentices have the best opportunities. We offer a range of apprenticeships, working...Read More
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Grundfos - Engineered for Engineers
The Grundfos for Engineers hub is specifically developed to keep our engineering partners with an interest in pump technology informed about the latest developments in the industry, as well as briefed on the wider subject of fully integrated pump systems. One interesting aspect of this engineering platform allows visitors the opportunity to see and hear from many Grundfos product specialists who discuss a number of industry related...Read More
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Polyflor Vinyl Tiles Help Add Retro Edge to Diner
A variety of commercial vinyl tile products from UK manufacturer Polyflor were recently chosen to create a retro inspired interior design scheme for Nelson’s Diner in Newbury, Berkshire. Approximately 300m² of Polyflor flooring was installed by The Hull Flooring Company Limited at Nelson’s Diner which offers American style cuisine in Kennet Shopping Centre. The refurbishment project was led by BMS Limited. Expona Commercial...Read More
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Güntner GPC 2017 Available
Condensers can now be calculated based on the mean temperature. This is an advantage particularly for the new refrigerant mixtures having a high temperature glide as the GPC takes into account their specific characteristics. This way, the effects of the temperature glide on evaporators are minimised, which always allows for a precise design perfectly adapted to individual needs. There are also three new refrigerants with low GWP...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Failed Flat Roofs - Don’t Split the Build Up!
SIG Design and Technology’s technical manager Steve Cleminson looks at why you should insist the whole roof specification is installed by a roofing professional and not broken up into its component parts. Three problem projects of a similar nature have come into the office in the last three weeks. They are all domestic projects, they are all single ply roofing membrane, and they were all reported to have been leaking due to a failure...Read More
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Premier Tech Aqua - North East Business Provides Opportunities for Students
Premier Tech Aqua (PTAU) is working alongside Durham University to give students the chance to gain hands on experience in an industrial working environment. As part of the Industrial Problem Solving module, third-year engineering students can benefit from placements with progressive companies in the region to apply a broad spectrum of acquired knowledge from manufacturing, maths and applied mechanics, right through...Read More
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SPC Introduce New Yorkshire Sales Agent
SPC, a British manufacturer of heating and cooling coils, fan convectors, trench heaters and radiant panels are delighted to introduce Phil Addy Associates as their new sales agent in Yorkshire. Based in Leeds, Phil and his team have spent the last 11 years supplying quality products to the HVAC market and built successful relationships with contractors, consultants and architects throughout Yorkshire. Phil Addy...Read More
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Daikin UK Launches New Central London Office
Daikin UK has officially opened a new office in central London, offering customers improved project and application support within the buoyant Greater London market. Based in Harp Lane and within walking distance of London Bridge, Monument and Tower Hill stations, the modern offices feature an open ceiling showcasing the latest in Daikin VRV technology. As part of a wider move to create a strong collaborative environment...Read More
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Monodraught - Can Rain Harm Natural Ventilation in your Building?
British seasons can be quite surprising. Sometimes it feels like the weather is switching from summer and heat waves one minute, to flash floods and driving rain the next. In addition to growing evidence of climate change, a topic close to our hearts, there are some practical concerns when considering natural ventilation for your office, school or commercial property. In the summer months, the benefits of natural ventilation can sometimes...Read More
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