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Carrier - High Efficiency Carrier Chillers Selected for Use in Pioneering...
Carrier, one of the world leaders in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, has supplied three high-performance chillers for a ground source district cooling and heating scheme for Riverlight, an exciting new riverfront development in the heart of London. The system delivers significant environmental benefits, including excellent energy efficiency, reduced carbon emissions, lower running costs as well as optimal comfort...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Comfort Cooling at Tricorn House Achieved with Under Floor...
Under Floor Air Conditioning has proved to be a flexible and modular approach for a phased refurbishment running over a twelve year period. The iconic Tricorn House building; constructed in the 1970’s and situated on the Hagley Road in Birmingham dominates the local skyline and features a highly unusual floor plate. Floor based air conditioning was originally specified in 2004 for the 8th floor by project Consulting Engineers Andrew...Read More
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Socomec - The Digital Estate - Power Quality Monitoring
For Facilities Managers it is becoming increasingly critical to maintain control of energy usage, both in terms of legislative requirements and environmental policy. Never before has energy efficiency been so crucial. Furthermore, with the continuous evolution of technology, a hard-working electrical infrastructure needs to be able to meet the demands of today, and in the future. The process of developing smarter facilities starts with...Read More
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Wienerberger - McCarthy & Stone Specifies Porotherm for Third Time...
Porotherm, Wienerberger’s clay block walling system has been used to construct a new McCarthy and Stone development, in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, consisting of 32 one and two bedroom apartments, and is the third Porotherm development to be undertaken in the West Midlands region. Despite not being initially designed and planned as a Porotherm project, the decision was made to construct the apartments using the...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Leaking Roof? Check it isn’t Interstitial...
SIG Design and Technology talks to Ian Dryden, Business Development Manager at SIG Roofing, about an increasing concern he has for flat roofs built in the 1980s and early 1990s, and incorrectly refurbished roofs which appear to be leaking, but they aren’t. Ian has been coming across a number of these roofs requiring refurbishment. They are suffering from a condition which has been misdiagnosed for years. Ian was asked to...Read More
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TheisCraft - James Alexander Joins TheisCraft’s Sales Team
James Alexander has joined TheisCraft as New Business Development Manager. James’ recent experience comes from the technology sector where he worked at the British Computer Society and techUK, respectively the IT industry’s professional body and leading trade association. TheisCraft Lighting Controls manufactures and supplies industry leading commercial and architectural lighting control systems and modular wiring...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Sheffield Hallam University
The new block for the Faculty of Development and Society at Sheffield Hallam University is no ordinary project. The Charles Street site sits between a main road and the Cultural Industries Quarter conservation area, a grid of historical lanes and listed buildings dating back to the 1700s. The £25 million seven-storey building straddles Brown Lane, an old alley at the back of the masters’ workshops when the area was at the heart of the...Read More
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Levolux Takes Off in Boston
Boston Logan International Airport’s new ten-storey West Car Park showcases some innovative design features, including an impressive external screening solution from Levolux. Designed by Arrowstreet architects, for Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), the new multi-storey car park creates 1,700 spaces, arranged across 10 levels. Situated alongside a hotel, a 9/11 Memorial and surrounded by critical access roads, the car...Read More
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Cembrit - Appoints New Façade Manager for London & South East
Cembrit, the leading roofing and cladding manufacturer, has expanded its team with the appointment of David Green as Façade Manager for London and the South East. Based in Cembrit’s London depot, David will be responsible for the specification and management of Cembrit fibre cement cladding and building boards. David joins Cembrit with a solid background in the cladding industry, having previously held roles with companies...Read More
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Unitrunk Provides Rapid Installation Solution for Factory Install
A factory refurbishment and extension in Banbury has used Rapid Installation Systems (RIS) cable management solutions from Unitrunk to ensure a neat and durable installation within a tight, business critical programme. An advanced manufacturer of torque control equipment, Norbar Torque Tools has refurbished an existing 5000m² warehouse and constructed 2000m² of office accommodation around the perimeter as part...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Lauren Joins The VEKA UK Group in Strengthening...
The VEKA UK Group is delighted to welcome Lauren Wilcox to the team as Commercial Development Manager, for the North and Midlands. Lauren joins the Commercial Department of the industry-leading systems supplier, from a previous position as Grosvenor Windows' Contracts Manager. "I've worked with The VEKA UK Group for a number of years as a customer and I've always admired the way the company operates"...Read More
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Belimo Automation - CIBSE Accredited CPD Presentations
Belimo Automation is the global market leader in the development, production and marketing of actuator solutions for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Actuators and control valves make up the company’s core business. Belimo are proud to present three CIBSE accredited CPD’s entitled; Evolution of Pressure Independent Control Valves This CPD details the timeline of the PICV (Pressure Independent Control Valves)...Read More
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Grundfos Answered the Call
A major telecommunications call centre in London requested Grundfos undertake an Energy Check on their cooling and heating pumps to see if they could improve the efficiency of their system. This type of survey is ideal in these circumstances, as it will quickly assess typical savings that can be made. One of our specially trained energy team undertook the check that assessed all the installed pump equipment as well as looking at the...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Factory Doubles in Size
Breathing Buildings has experienced significant growth in the last two years as more designers and customers have become aware of the benefits of the mixing ventilation approach which has been pioneered by Breathing Buildings. The NVHR façade based mixing system has involved a new set of manufacturing machinery. This combined with the growth in the e-stack range of mixing systems has meant that the company has had to expand...Read More
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Other Industry News
Monodraught - MEES Regulations: Monodraught Solutions Deliver Significant CO2...
PMA - Solar Impulse Strikes Again: Another World-First for Clean Living
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