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Frenger - Queens University - Bernard Crossland Building
Frenger have supplied their latest generation (X-Wing®) of ‘Radiant’ Passive Multiservice Chilled Beams (MSCBs) to this four-storey 6,000m² building which is designed to accommodate their Computer Science facilities. The former concrete-clad building known as the Bernard Crossland Building was built in 1970 and was indicative of that period’s architecture. However, the refurbishment couldn’t be further away from that style...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Innovation Extends to Balancing Safety & Wellbeing...
A new hospital is using materials and design innovation to deliver a quality experience for patients - even to the detail of smoke protection. The GRAHAM-Bam Healthcare Partnership (GBHP) has handed over the new £85million, 30,000m² Inpatient Ward Block, completing the second phase of the £261million redevelopment of Ulster Hospital for South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust. The state-of-the-art building has taken an innovative...Read More
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Zehnder - Radiant Heating & Cooling: Four Key Considerations...
Schools and universities pose a unique set of challenges for M&E consultants looking to specify radiant heating and cooling (RHC) solutions. Energy efficiency, installation timescales and health and safety all have to be weighed up alongside the need to create a productive learning environment that will stand the test of time and not require extensive maintenance and repair. Balance the following aspects for an outcome...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Maggie's Cancer Care Centre, Lanarkshire
Maggie's Centre in Lanarkshire, designed by Edinburgh based Reiach and Hall Architects, seeks to ‘reinstate a sense of boundary and tranquillity’ to the edge of a tree-lined estate occupied by Monklands General Hospital. Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer, and their families and friends through drop in centres throughout the UK. This project marks the 18th of its kind across the UK...Read More
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Purus at The Care Show, Birmingham NEC
Purus, the wetroom drainage and level-access floor gully manufacturer, had a very successful two days exhibiting at The Care Show at the Birmingham NEC on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October 2017. Purus met a large range of representatives from residential care homes, local authorities, homecare providers and many more. The Care Show was the UK’s largest gathering of industry professionals in the Care sector, and Purus...Read More
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Monodraught - Simple, Innovative Solution Improves School Building Ventilation
Ventilation for improved school buildings - It is important to make sure that education spaces are well ventilated, ensuring that air quality within the classroom is appropriate for staff and students. This provides healthy and comfortable spaces to study or relax. Hybrid ventilation offers an energy-efficient way to provide outdoor air ventilation to buildings. In some conditions it can also cool them, so reducing energy required...Read More
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Catnic - Visit Catnic at ecoSHOWCASE Leicester, 1st November 2017
If you're visiting the latest ecoSHOWCASE event at The King Power Stadium, our team will be on hand throughout the day to answer any and all questions you may have regarding our latest product innovations. Learn about the benefits of our Thermally Broken Lintel (TBL), the biggest evolution in steel lintel design for a generation. An elegant, simplistic design derived from extensive research and rigorous development testing, offering...Read More
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Vertiv - Integrated UPS & Diesel Generator Offering
Vertiv provides complete turnkey packages incorporating UPS, generator sets and related services, designed to optimise operating costs and increase infrastructure availability. Vertiv supports critical infrastructures through comprehensive, technologically advanced UPS and generator portfolios. Our dedicated team has the qualifications, experience and know-how in designing as well as delivering integrated UPS and diesel generator...Read More
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AEI Cables Provides Vital Link for Offshore Wind Project
Specialist supplier AEI Cables has completed the supply of specialist fire performance products for control and instrumentation at the £1.5billion Galloper Wind Farm Project off the Suffolk coast. The products were supplied to ensure protection against flame propagation, smoke and acid gas emissions for 56 wind turbines in a challenging environment. Working with main contractor Petrofac, the AEI Cables’ products meet the...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Dando Limbers Up to Beat Darts Pro at ED&I
Sharp-shooter Ian Dando hit bullseye at the inaugural Electrical Design and Installation expo (ED&I) when he beat world-class British darts player Mark Dudbridge in a 501/301 competition hosted by Marshall-Tufflex on its stand. Earlier in the year the market-leading cable management manufacturer announced its sponsorship of Mark and the opportunity for visitors to ED&I to play against him; Mark was tasked with scoring 501 and all-comer...Read More
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Pilkington - Traditional Sash Windows, Modern Energy Performance
Large, timber-framed sash windows are one of the most recognisable and desirable features of Georgian architecture, but they are also well known for their poor energy performance. This was the challenge facing St Gerard’s school, a Catholic co-educational school in Bray, County Wicklow, near Dublin. The school was founded in 1918 and, while it has expanded into a series of more modern buildings over the years, it still uses its...Read More
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Apollo Appoints New Managing Director for Europe, The Middle East & Africa (EMEA)
World-leading independent fire detection manufacturer, Apollo Fire Detectors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Lombard as its new Managing Director with regional responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With a career working in many European countries, Charles has led global businesses of increasing size and complexity based in Italy, Australia, Denmark and France. Charles was Vice...Read More
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Euroclad - Technical Update
Euroclad has been producing high quality flashings on short lead times since 1982. We are committed to innovation to improve product choice and service and this commitment has seen the consistent development of our product range, most recently creating the availability of flashings made from XL Forte and Spectrum coated steels. This all means greater choice for your flashings, with the same high level of service and...Read More
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Cummins UK - Join us at Data Center Dynamics London
The continuous growth in cloud demand and the Internet of things (IoT) technologies are mission-critical for the digital business. Join Cummins and other industry leaders in the discussion at Data Center Dynamics London, 7-8 November 2017 at Old Billingsgate Market, London. The focus of this year’s event is on edge infrastructures, how they are developing in Europe and what it will mean for the regional data center and cloud...Read More
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Other Industry News
Polyflor - Affinity255 Flooring Chosen for Refurbished Rhondda Sports Centre
ABB Power Grids - TXtreme Transformers for Harsh Environments
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