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SHM Metering - Site Metering Prevents Power Outages & Work Stoppage
Embassy Gardens is a premier construction site in London being constructed by the Ballymore Property Group. Typically, large construction sites at the start of a new project are not connected to the main grid. A temporary electrical supply, in this case provided by Electro & Mechanical Systems UK, a company specialising in providing temporary supplies for building sites, is provided so that the site can commence...Read More
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Advanced - What does Brexit mean for UK Power Supply?
Brexit is happening, but what are the implications for the UK's power supply? One things for sure; we'll need outside help...but where from and at what risk? Current Backup Power - Much of mainland Europe relies heavily on Gas pipelines from Russia and while the UK is far less dependent on Russia for their gas the UK still imports a fair old chunk of our power supply from the mainland via undersea cables from France across the...Read More
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Gilberts Grill(e)s New College
Ayrshire College’s new £50m+ state of the art Kilmarnock Campus is achieving excellence - helped in part by its ventilation. Air movement grilles and diffusers from Britain’s leading independent specialist Gilberts Blackpool have been used as a key component of the ventilation strategy throughout the 17,000m² campus, which has attained a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating. Stothers M&E, working on behalf of main contractor...Read More
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Vertiv - Webcast: The Shift towards Micro Data Centres: Bridging the Core to the Edge
Today a wide variety of industries are focussing their attention and IT budgets on shifting their computing power closer to the user base, known as edge IT. This enables speed, consolidation, simple and easy deployment and core/network autonomy. Although, there are many large modular data centres at the edge the industry is seeing a significant growth towards micro data centres. The industry predicts growth in the micro...Read More
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Honeywell Demonstrates How Connected Solutions Help Optimise Building...
This year at IFSEC & FIREX, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will unveil a series of new products across its building technology and home security solutions portfolios that enable greater safety, security, comfort and efficiency for connected buildings and homes. As the connected ecosystem grows, smart technologies in offices and homes generate and analyse vast amounts of data in real-time. Honeywell’s connected portfolios allow...Read More
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Bilco Products Help Secure the Future of Historic Cloister Development...
The Cathedral Court residential development will create brand new apartment accommodation at Blackburn Cathedral for clergy and staff, new office space and conferencing facilities. The development will be the first cloister construction in the country in 600 years and a range of Bilco products have been fitted to ensure that the building can stand the test of time. "Selecting Bilco products was an obvious choice for us," explains Frank...Read More
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Selectaglaze - A New Sustainable Orthopaedic Clinic is Enhanced with...
In the heart of Marylebone, Bentinck Street lies between Welbeck Street and Manchester Square and was named after the family surname of the Duke of Portland. Charles Dickens lived on this very street with his father, which is hard to imagine now, with double decker busses passing constantly down this busy thoroughfare. Number 20, part of the Howard De Walden Estate, has recently been transformed to a high spec orthopaedic...Read More
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Formica - Fletcher Building Invests £40m into Formica Group’s European HQ...
Formica Group, the original inventor of High Pressure Laminate (HPL), officially opened its European HQ on the North Shields site on 6th June. To celebrate the opening of the new head office and improved manufacturing plant, dignitaries, customers and the media were invited to usher in the next era of Formica Group’s 104-year-old history. As part of its strategy to grow the business and remain competitive, Formica Group is investing...Read More
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VEKA - Invests in BIM for Commercial Convenience
Industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier The VEKA UK Group has demonstrated its commitment to the commercial sector once again. The Burnley-based company has invested a significant amount in creating highly intelligent, data rich, parametric, three dimensional models of its most popular systems for the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector in order to benefit architects, specifiers, engineers, designers and...Read More
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Flowcrete - Light Up the Floor with Flowcrete Asia’s New Glow in the Dark Finishes
Flowcrete Asia has launched two innovative, glow-in-the-dark resin flooring systems that have been designed to deliver unparalleled aesthetics as well as a unique health & safety benefit. Flowfast Glow and Flowflake Glow give the floor area a dynamic visual edge thanks to the self-luminous flakes broadcast over a pigmented resin base. These multi-faceted products can be utilised in a variety of ways, for example commercial locations...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - A Lesson well Learned...
Not long after completion, the Foundation Stage and Children’s Centre building at Layfield Primary School in Yarm started leaking. Water ran down internal walls and damp patches spread across ceilings. "We had problems with water ingress. We had to replace carpets and lots of ceiling tiles," says school business manager Sarah Powell. Fortunately, the problem has now been solved with the help of SIG Design and Technology...Read More
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Pilkington Glass Helps Create Retail Landmark in Toronto
The idea of using a shop window to entice potential buyers has been around for hundreds of years, but not often has it been used on the scale of the newly refurbished Yonge Eglinton Centre located near Midtown in Toronto, Canada. Dominating a landmark intersection is a four-storey structurally glazed cube, creating a stunning atrium space to welcome visitors to the retail complex. The cube, which sits at the foot of a 40-storey...Read More
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Monodraught - Fantastic Student Opportunity in High Wycombe...
As part of our ongoing CSR commitment to provide more skills and opportunities in the local area, we are delighted to launch our "Project Code" programme from our High Wycombe HQ. We are inviting electronic engineering students (or a related discipline) from local universities such as Bucks New University, The University of Reading and Brunel University or any other relevant students interested to come and work with...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - Join us at FIREX Expo - ExCel Exhibition Centre, London
Fläkt Woods is set to highlight the key role played by mechanical smoke shaft vents and jet thrust fan systems in fire safety at this year’s FIREX exhibition. The Fläkt Woods team will demonstrate how its standardised modular mechanical smoke shaft ventilation system can protect common means of escape in tall buildings. Contractors visiting the stand will be able to find out from the team how they can join the company’s smoke...Read More
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Fulton Limited, the Leading Heat Transfer Specialist, has Appointed Leigh Bryan...
Commenting on the appointment, managing director Carl Knight says: "Leigh’s appointment is a real benefit for the company and he joins Fulton with considerable knowledge of process steam, hot water and thermal fluid applications. His technical experience as a time-served combustion and steam boiler engineer has proved beneficial in his managerial and directorial roles in the industry, for companies including Watkins Hire...Read More
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