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Gilberts (Blackpool) - State of the Art(efact) Ventilation Blends New & Old
When the Natural History Museum decided to replace its famous ‘Dippy’ the diplodocus exhibit with a new star exhibit - a real-life skeleton of a blue whale - design & engineering expertise from Lancashire provided a solution to balance all the elements. Consulting engineers for the refurbishment of the 150 years-old Grade 1 listed Hintze Hall, SVM, aimed to revive, as far as possible, the original ventilation for the iconic...Read More
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ABB Power Grids - Battery Energy Storage Systems
ABB has developed Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) technology for active management of various issues across the power value chain. The turnkey solutions have been developed to help UK power networks avoid power supply interruptions. They inject and absorb power to maintain the grid frequency within pre-set limits. In the latest edition of ABB’s FFWD customer newsletter, Stuart Grattage, ABB’s General Manager...Read More
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Monodraught - Guest Comfort Improves at Resort with "eco" Ventilation & Lighting
The Sandymouth Holiday Resort was recently re-opened following a refurbishment. It features luxury lodges and many child-friendly activities and facilities. It is situated very close to the mile-long Sandymouth beach. Monodraught were specified to provide both natural ventilation and natural lighting systems to serve the restaurant and bar area. The X-Airs and Sunpipe systems serve the new restaurant area and bring...Read More
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Schneider Electric - The Smart Workplace of the Future
The way companies work has been transformed over the past decade. As Schneider Electric and Unwork’s latest collaboration, the Smart Working Report, reveals the confluence of new ideas, technological innovation and a new generation of workers has upended longstanding approaches to not only the way we work, but the expectations we have of the environments we work in. As the role of the workplace changes, so too does the kind of...Read More
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Dunham-Bush - Guernsey School Benefits from Pick 'n' Mix Solution
Dunham-Bush has supplied a variety of heat emitters during the recent refurbishment at St Martins Primary School on the beautiful Island of Guernsey. When Bob Farrell of Channel Design Consultants in St Martins Guernsey was commissioned to provide a design for the heating system, he needed to source a range of heat emitters that would satisfy both the demands and physical constraints of the building. Understanding...Read More
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Glazing Vision - Box & Walk-On Rooflights Enhance Extensive Roof Terrace...
Glazing Vision rooflights were used in the re-construction of this mews house situated in the prime real estate and conservation area of Mayfair, London. The building is an exceptional example of stunning architecture and elegant, contemporary interiors. Whilst adding a majestic character to the mews itself with its dark brick façade and impactful balcony, the outer appearance belies the vast size of the residence internally...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Our Free School Roof Survey - What is Involved?
Leaking roofs have become an increasing problem for schools and conducting a comprehensive roof survey will the school understand the true situation, put their mind at rest and help plan for funding applications. The survey will provide the evidence required to make a CIF application successful, and with the right advice will help avoid unnecessary repairs or costly damage to the school buildings, their contents, staff and pupils...Read More
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TORMAX Opens Doors to Learning
Working with BSL Interiors of Glasgow, TORMAX was contracted to install an automatic entrance to the Robertson Trust Library and Learning Resource Centre at University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley Campus. Creating an impressive frontage to this important building, a Classic 5251 TORMAX 3-wing revolving door is powered by a precision engineered motor designed at the TORMAX HQ in Switzerland, ensuring...Read More
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Formica Group Introduces BIM Objects for Increased Specification
Formica Group, the original inventor of High Pressure Laminate (HPL), has launched a suite of BIM objects to aid architects, designers and contractors in the specification process. The new Formica Group BIM components will enable specifiers to create 3D models incorporating product specs and manufacturer information as well as giving clients the opportunity to visualise what their projects will look like. Joe Bell, the UK Marketing...Read More
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Airedale International - HVAC Spares - We’ve got you Covered
Here at Airedale International Air Conditioning, it is all about total lifetime support. We are here from the start and for the duration of your air conditioning (AC) system. We take full responsibility for every unit we have in the field. Further to that, whomever the manufacturer, our parts and service department are here to provide you with complete peace of mind. We have been manufacturing, innovating, maintaining and supporting AC...Read More
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The Generator Company - New Back-Up Generator Design for Stylish London...
We were contacted by a consultant for our input into the new back-up generator design to align with a substantial refurbishment to the reception area of a stylish London office block right next to Cannon Street Station. This futurist office block providing a mixture of cellular meeting and office space was originally built in 1972 and completed in 1976. Its incredible design originated from the requirement to distribute weight through the...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Support for Hebridean Charity
A project to renovate a much-loved community centre in the Outer Hebrides has won the backing of leading cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex, which has donated product for the initiative. The Lewis Retirement Centre in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis is used by thousands of islanders each year, from members of mum and baby groups to an art club, the RNLI, pensioners’ groups and various support...Read More
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TheisCraft - Dan Belcher joins TheisCraft as Project Manager
We are delighted to announce that Dan Belcher has joined TheisCraft as Project Manager. Dan brings considerable technical experience to the team having worked for Andromeda Telematics, Schneider Electric and Prolojik managing large projects and teams. Dan will take the lead to ensure key projects are managed and delivered on time and to specification. Jon Theis comments "TheisCraft is committed to finding the very best people...Read More
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Vertiv - Webcast: The Use of Transformers for Protection in Modern Data Centres
Transformers within UPS systems in data centres and IT critical environments have been largely replaced by present-day electronics within modern UPS units. However, transformers remain an essential tool for mitigation of a number of potential problems and to provide security of supply in the most critical areas. Join the Vertiv™ Critical Advantage Webcast for all of the answers. This webcast will outline the different applications...Read More
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