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Unitrunk puts Rocket into Stephenson Quarter Installation
Unitrunk’s innovative cable management infrastructure is playing its part in bringing new life to the Stephenson Quarter which gave birth to Stephenson Rocket located behind Newcastle’s Central Station. The Quarter is a public-private partnership between Newcastle City Council and developer the Clouston Group. From its landmark hotel, offices, apartments and events spaces, it is hoped the Quarter will generate £100m per year for the...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Julia’s House - "Making Memories - A Place to have Fun & Escape"
Selectaglaze helps transform two old council buildings into a new high spec Children’s Hospice providing care for families supporting a child/children with a life-limiting or life threatening condition. The origins of Julia’s House Charity is truly heart-warming and demonstrates how a person’s dream can become a reality and even exceed expectations. Well over a decade ago, Julia Parks, who was a paediatric nurse at Poole...Read More
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Ecodek - RSPB Weymouth
The updated terraced area has been specifically designed so visitors can enjoy uninterrupted views across the lake. Additional anti slip inserts were used as this was a high traffic public area in wetlands. The Centre had major refurbishment in 2012 to become a dedicated information and advice point, welcoming visitors and showcasing the wonderful wildlife of the reserve and its sister site at Lodmoor and of the wider borough...Read More
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Viessmann Delivers Heat to the Revamped Postal Museum
Viessmann boilers have been specified for the revamped Postal Museum, which has recently opened its doors to visitors after a major £26 m redevelopment supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Museum’s home, Calthorpe House in Farringdon, is now equipped with six 49 kW Vitodens 200-W gas condensing boilers combined in a cascade for a total maximum output of 294 kW. These provide warmth to the Museum’s new...Read More
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Roxtec Secures Role on Egyptian Gas Field Megaproject
Cable seal manufacturer Roxtec has secured a prestigious role on the BP West Nile Delta international project involving gas production in Egypt. Roxtec UK managing director Clive Sharp said the firm has supplied a range of specialist transits to secure cable entries, building wall penetrations and onshore facilities across the site. The West Nile Delta resource is being developed to accelerate gas production commitments to Egypt...Read More
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TORMAX - Fife Offices Open for Business with TORMAX Entrance
Part of a significant refurbishment project, TORMAX was contracted to install a sustainable combined automatic entrance solution to Iona House in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Effectively minimising heat loss from the reception area of this premium office building, the 4-leaf automatic revolving door allows smooth access for employees and visitors whilst the pass door to one side offer an automatic entrance for less-able users and deliveries...Read More
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Cembrit Leeds the Way at College of Building
With the industry suffering from a lack in skilled workers, Cembrit is helping to educate the roofers of the future by donating roofing materials to Leeds College of Building for the Roof Slating and Tiling apprenticeship scheme. Cembrit has contributed approximately 1,000 Westerland fibre cement slates, 600 Glendyne natural slates and 120 angled ridges to help deliver valuable roofing training to the apprentices. The materials...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Showcased at Cleantech Growth Event
Shaun Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Breathing Buildings, is supporting Cambridge Cleantech by giving the showcase case study at 5pm on 17 January 2018 to tackle the question of how to move your business from start-up to scale-up. The event is at the office of Taylor Wessing in Cambridge and is a forum for investors and successful growth companies to share their stories and lessons learned regarding the growth journey...Read More
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Wienerberger - Why Material Choice Will Play a Part in the Solution to the Housing...
As the Chancellor announced plans to build 300,000 new homes per year to help address the UK housing crisis, it is clear that money alone is not the solution to the problem. Innovation within the industry also needs to help drive the market, by providing products and services to meet a target that many think is ambitious at best. There needs to be a consideration on how we can drive additional output, improve the speed, efficiency and...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - The Case for Formal Guidelines to Ease Specification & Approval...
The current lack of definitive guidance for auditing mechanical smoke extraction designs in high rise buildings means that their specification is often based on cost rather than objective technical performance standards. Ross Barritt-Mehta, Business Development Manager for Fire Safety at Fläkt Woods, part of FläktGroup, explains why more specific criteria for assessment, together with a standardised provision of these systems, would make...Read More
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Piller Technology Chosen to Protect LFoundry Semiconductor Plant in Avezzano, Italy
Leading Italian semiconductor plant LFoundry has chosen Piller Power Systems to power protect its manufacturing site in Avezzano, Central Italy. Headquartered in Avezzano, Italy, LFoundry - a SMIC company - is a manufacturer of microelectronic silicon semiconductor products. SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation) is a major global semiconductor producer based in Shanghai, China. The high sensitivity of...Read More
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Panasonic - First Panasonic Premier Rewards Delivered
Panasonic is delighted to announce that Installers are already starting to claim their rewards from the new Panasonic Premier Reward Scheme launched in November 2017. Warren Davies, Sales Manager for DYSK Air Conditioning, one of Panasonic’s UK distributors, is delighted to be taking part in the scheme and was pleased to be able to deliver the first Panasonic Premier Rewards to their customer and installer, Cool Dynamics...Read More
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Hitzinger UK - Low Cost Airline Jet2
Low cost airline has announced its decision to bring its ground handling operations in-house at East Midlands airport. One of the largest carriers out of East Midlands airport, Jet2 was previously handled by Menzies but henceforth will perform all of its own ground handling services, as Ground Handling International reported back in the spring. Hitzinger UK are pleased to be supporting in this decision and the D-Power...Read More
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Wade International - Enhancement to Online Catalogue
To enhance the search capabilities of our online product catalogue, we have enabled the facility to search for products based on their load rating class. Load classes are quoted based on BS EN 1433 for Linear Drainage products, and BS EN 1253 for other products, as summarised below. Linear Drainage - BS EN 1433 • A15 Areas which can be used only by pedestrians and pedal cyclists. • B125 Footways, pedestrian and comparable...Read More
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