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Frenger - UW Life Sciences Building Wins 2018 DJC Building of the Year Award
The University of Washington Life Sciences Building, which has Frenger’s X-Wing® Radiant Passive Chilled Beams installed behind the timber slatted ceilings, has been awarded the ‘2018 DJC Building of the Year award’. This building secured first place over other esteemed nominees such as the Amazon Spheres, the Space Needle and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The F5 Tower/The Mark, located in downtown Seattle...Read More
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Schneider Electric - The Smart Buildings ‘Gene’: The Digitisation Journey
In the last piece we explored the trends shaping smart buildings and identified the importance of its ‘gene’. Now it is time to explore how organisations can plan for an economically sustainable digitisation journey, whilst also keeping pace with technology advancements such as IoT. The two pillars: IoT and Sensors - The extensive amount of data that sensors record is the foundation for any smart building. It has been estimated that by 2020...Read More
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Selectaglaze - A West London Historic Palace Receives the Selectaglaze Treatment
Sitting close to the River Thames in leafy West London, Selectaglaze secondary glazing was chosen to help improve the thermal, acoustic and security properties of one of London’s historic palaces. Residence to the Bishops of London since AD 704, the current building dates from the reign of Henry VII. The Palace sits surrounded by a now infilled moat which is an Ancient Scheduled Monument and since the 16th century has had...Read More
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Samsung Announces TF Solutions as its only National Wholesale Distributor
Samsung Electronics Air Conditioner Europe B.V. (SEACE) has announced the new appointment of TF Solutions as its only National Wholesale Distributor in the UK. TF Solutions is a multi-award-winning air conditioning and refrigeration distributor. Operating across five branches in the North, Midlands and South of the UK, all TF branches will stock Samsung products and will be distributing the entire range of innovative and award-winning air...Read More
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Wienerberger Acquires BPD to Strengthen Position in Roof Market
Leading building solutions manufacturer Wienerberger has announced the acquisition of UK based BPD Holdings Limited to further expand their roof accessory offering and complement their existing roof product portfolio in the UK and Europe. As a prominent producer of roof underlays, wall and construction membranes, building ventilation systems and specialist roof products, BPD will become a centre of excellence for...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - All of a Twitter over Environmental Recognition
A unique design of ventilation grille from Gilberts Blackpool has helped Twitter achieve its first platinum level LEED (leadership in energy & environmental design) award in the world. The social media brand’s European, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Cumberland Place, Dublin, is Twitter’s biggest office outside the US. The six storey, 1970s building has been refurbished in partnership with its owners Hibernia REIT to be as...Read More
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AET Flexible Space goes Down Under
Leading provider of underfloor air conditioning systems, AET Flexible Space, has won their first order from Australia, for the supply of their leading underfloor air conditioning equipment for the new build development of the Warilla Library located in the Wollongong area of New South Wales, Australia. The new build library with upgraded facilities was proposed as part of the Shellharbour Council Libraries & Museum Strategy 2014...Read More
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C&B Systems - Kerrock for your Bathroom - 2019
Why Kerrock? Kerrock sheets - width; Unicolor, Granite and Teraco effects: 3600 x 1350 mm & 3600 x 760 mm. Marble effects, Luminaco, Lumino: 3600 x 760 mm Kerrock sheets - thickness; Unicolor and Granite effects: 6, 8, 12, 18 mm. Marble and Teraco effects, Luminaco: 12 mm. Lumino: 6, 8, 12 mm Manufacturing of adhesives; own manufacturing and tinting of adhesives. Kerrock flexibility; antibacterial, non-porous, simple to...Read More
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ABB Furse - 18th Edition Wiring Regulations are Now Mandatory. Are you Compliant?
Changes to the wiring regulations now stipulate that electrical contractors must ensure electronic systems are fitted with surge protection devices (SPDs). Protecting human life, buildings and its contents against the serious consequences transient overvoltages pose. With many individual SPDs on the market, selecting the right products can seem complex but Furse have the technical expertise to guide you through this quickly...Read More
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Titon Unveils its Brand-New, Customer Focussed Website
Titon has launched a brand new website, showcasing its full range of products, across both the company’s Ventilation Systems and Window & Door Hardware divisions. The site has been designed with end users and customer support in mind. The new, responsive site boasts a fully in-depth ‘resources’ section, which can then be filtered across the whole Titon portfolio. This is supplemented by a ‘knowledgebase’ containing up...Read More
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Catnic - Zinc vs Aluminium vs Steel Roofing
Standing seam metal roofing is growing in popularity in the UK, especially for residential properties. While there are a number of different metals to choose from, zinc, aluminium and steel are the most common as materials such as copper often prove too expensive both to purchase and install. Durability - Zinc, aluminium and steel roofing all offer excellent levels of durability. The self-repairing surface properties of zinc and the naturally...Read More
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