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Selectaglaze - A Square Fit for Earls & Dukes
Selectaglaze refreshes a stunning Art Deco building on the corner of Russell Square. Erected in 1804 and named after the surname of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford, Russell square is in an ideal location halfway between the city of London and the West End. Over the years the skyline all around the square has dramatically changed and is now lined with hotels, offices and UCL. On one of its corners, next to the bustling Woburn Place...Read More
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ESG - Bournemouth Penguin Enclosure
Summer 2015 saw Bournemouth Oceanarium open their new £1.6m penguin exhibit. This ambitious project is the largest expansion in the centres history and was over 5 years in planning. The build saw the size of the centre increase by over a third with the centrepiece of the new building, a penguin beach enclosure that allows visitors to get up close to the new Humboldt penguins on display. The designers wanted to allow all visitors...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Replacing a Cathedral Roof...
When Westminster Cathedral’s roof was first asphalted back in 1903, it would have utilised naturally occurring asphalt deposits dug up from an overseas lake. These days, things are done a little differently. Instead, IKO’s Permaphalt - a polymer modified mastic asphalt - was specified for the extensive reroofing of the Roman Catholic Cathedral by Cathedral Architect, Michael Drury from St Ann’s Gate Architects. "Asphalt had worked...Read More
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Pilkington - Advanced Glazing Systems Help Landmark Cardiff Building Achieve...
One Central Square, Cardiff, is the first building to be completed in a new mixed-use regeneration scheme right in the centre of the city. The project set out to create the highest quality office space in Wales, and energy efficiency was a key part of the plan. A key aim for the building was to achieve the coveted ‘Excellent’ rating under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). The assessment...Read More
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SPC - Improving Dehumidification with Heat Pipes
Heat pipes have been commonplace within the aerospace, electronics and air conditioning industries since the 1960s. And, thanks to their ability to enhance dehumidification, they can be successfully used in modern cooling systems installed in the UK, says Richard Meskimmon, technical manager at SPC. Heat pipes are the most effective passive method of transferring heat from one place to another. In their simplest form...Read More
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Waterloo Air Products - London’s Latest ‘Monument’ Benefits From One...
Waterloo Air Products, has supplied over a kilometre of its advanced air distribution products throughout The Monument Building - an impressive new commercial development in Central London. Waterloo’s products help to make sure the air throughout the building provides a comfortable working environment for everyone. Neighbouring the iconic Monument to The Great Fire of London and opening 350 years after the historic...Read More
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Knauf - Vindication for Knauf as Summer of Sport Campaign Garners Construction...
Knauf has been shortlisted in the Best Social Media Campaign category for the Construction Marketing Awards for its light-hearted Facebook project which successfully grew Knauf’s online following. The Knauf Summer of Sport was created with the intention of driving likes and followers to the brand new Knauf Facebook group amongst contractors and plasterers. With a summer filled with major sporting events to capitalise on...Read More
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Schneider Electric & Panasonic Partner to Simplify Energy Management with...
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, along with Panasonic Corporation, the worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions, today announced an integrated HVAC equipment and building management solution that brings new levels of HVAC control and energy efficiency to today’s commercial buildings. Both companies have developed a new...Read More
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Monodraught - Performance. Inspiration. Aspiration: Monodraught CPD Delivered...
Colin Howarth, Sales Director for Monodraught, will be presenting a CPD module at the CIBSE Building Performance Conference. His presentation takes place at 9.20am in Theatre 1 on the 17th November 2016 at the QE2 Centre, Westminster. Colin has spent his career in companies that manufacture, supply and install product solutions into the built environment, both in the UK and USA. The title of the CPD is "Natural cooling and...Read More
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Premier Tech Aqua - Success for Local Wastewater Treatment Specialist
The North East’s leading wastewater treatment specialist - Premier Tech Aqua (PTA) - has announced the appointment of a new Financial Controller, Leigh Dobson, following a series of new contract wins and an increase in sales by 12%. Based in Peterlee, the company has seen its profits rise in the last 4 months as the business continues on track in achieving its strategic objectives of moving into new and former global markets. Headed...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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Marshall-Tufflex - BBC’s DIY SOS Answered by Marshall-Tufflex
Kind-hearted managers at cable management specialist Marshall-Tufflex are backing a TV project to improve the living conditions of a deserving family living in Kent. Presenter Nick Knowles and his team of purple shirts from BBC One’s DIY SOS: The Big Build are planning to demolish and re-build the Ratcliffe’s three-bed home on the Isle of Sheppey. Partners Garry and Kyle share the property with their four adopted children, all of...Read More
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Carlo Gavazzi Presents a Full Energy Management Solution at EMEX 2016
Energy management specialist, Carlo Gavazzi will be returning to this year’s EMEX exhibition at London's Excel on 16th and 17th November - the UK’s leading event for anyone who wants to reduce their organisations energy consumption. Discover why Carlo Gavazzi boasts one of the largest energy management and building automation ranges in the UK on Stand No. F74. Whatever your need, Carlo Gavazzi experts will be...Read More
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Levolux - Making a Ripple in Reading
Number One Forbury Place in Reading is a 186,000 sq ft speculative office development, owned by one of the UK’s largest property investors, M&G Real Estate, which has a particularly distinctive exterior, thanks to a custom solar shading and screening solution, courtesy of Levolux. The eight-storey building is the second of three buildings that will complete ‘Forbury Place’. One Reading Central, now known as Number Three...Read More
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