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Fulton Installation at University of Sheffield is a real Diamond
Opened in September 2015, the £81m Diamond building is the University of Sheffield’s largest ever investment in learning and teaching. It is home to students from its Faculty of Engineering and over its six floors, provides teaching facilities, library and IT services and state-of-the-art specialist engineering laboratories, including a clean room, a virtual reality suite and a project workshop. The Diamond is a multi...Read More
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Levolux Impresses at Data Centre
A new data centre in Hemel Hempstead is taking shape, with a striking and highly effective solar shading and screening solution, courtesy of Levolux. The new facility utilises cutting-edge green building technology, helping it to maximise energy efficiency. Levolux was approached to develop a custom solar shading and screening solution for the two-storey data centre. Working closely with project architects, Levolux proposed...Read More
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Munters - Packing of Fudge & Toffee Products
The story of Kolafabriken in Bräkne-Hoby in Sweden started back in 1993, when the company took over some discarded production machinery from a caramel factory. Kolafabriken developed their own recipes for various toffee products and became the first Swedish industrial manufacturer of fudge products. Today a number of fudge and toffee products are produced to wholesalers, retail trade and private label production...Read More
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Spirax Sarco Steam Pipework Advisory Notice as Boiler & System Start-Up Season
Boiler house operators have been advised that failure to follow the correct boiler or system start-up procedures could lead to dangerous steam pipework problems as the heating season approaches. The advisory notice, issued by steam specialists Spirax Sarco, specifically pinpoints the threat of water hammer and thermal pipework expansion as key issues when systems become operational again this autumn. John Pickering, an...Read More
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Kingspan Gains One of its Largest Ever Orders in the Middle East
Kingspan Access Floors has gained one of its largest ever orders in the Middle East - to supply nearly 44,000 sq m of panels to a 45-storey office tower being built in Kuwait City. The order for the Burj Alshaya Centre was placed directly by the developers, the Alshaya Group, after Kingspan was initially approached by the London office of their design consultants, Gensler. As part of the process to gain the work, the Alshaya Group...Read More
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Samsung Provides Pioneering Air Conditioning Solution to Starbucks
Samsung Electronics and Starbucks have recently collaborated to provide a new Starbucks franchise in Emsworth, Hampshire with a Samsung 360 Cassette air conditioning unit. Air conditioning and reseller installer, DCI Refrigeration & Electrical Limited were tasked to deliver Starbucks with an efficient and quiet system, aesthetically pleasing whilst not compromising on the décor of the branch. Samsung’s 360 Cassette...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - When to Use Single Ply Membranes for a Flat...
SIG Design and Technology talks to Frank Williamson, Technical Manager at our product partner IKO Polymeric, about whether you can use single ply membranes for a flat roof overlay, and what you should consider when making that decision. Is it possible to overlay an existing flat roof with Single Ply? Mostly the answer is yes, but each project should be taken on its own merits. When does the question arise? The fact that a roof...Read More
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Grundfos Can the Can
One of the leading beverage can manufacturers in the UK wanted to find out about the possibilities of saving energy on their installed pump systems so approached Grundfos to undertake an Energy Check. The can wash lines were chosen to be the focus and an Energy Check was undertaken and a comprehensive report on the findings produced. This resulted in an order being placed with Grundfos based on the savings projected by the...Read More
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Flowcrete - Bakhresa’s Flour Mill Flooring Refurbishment
The USD800 million food producer Bakhresa Group specified a hardwearing epoxy floor as part of its recent renovation project to turn an ageing Durban facility into a state-of-the-art flour mill. Bakhresa knew that the floor coating would need to maintain a hygienic surface despite the challenging working conditions that are unavoidable within large-scale food production facilities, which can include heavy equipment, intense cleaning...Read More
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Complete Stair Systems - Stunning Spiral Staircase Nottingham
A stunning Spiral Staircase supplied to a customer in Nottingham involved with the refurbishment of a listed building. The interior was to be a mix of old and new and a feature spiral staircase was required as the focal point in the living room. This spiral staircase model had solid oak treads and handrail with curved acrylic panels wrapping around the perimeter allowing the passage of light. Barn Conversion Spiral Staircase The model 71...Read More
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Premier Tech Aqua - New Global Export Sales Manager Set to Transform...
With plans to grow their global presence, one of the UK’s leading wastewater and water treatment specialists has ambitious plans to grow their market share across the globe. Premier Tech Aqua UK, based in County Durham, has appointed its former Proposals Engineer - Sebastian Hunter - as its new Export Sales Manager, who will now be responsible for driving the company’s global sales and forging new relationships in different...Read More
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Viessmann - Extended Warranty & Free Remote Controller for Viessmann 050-W...
In a special promotion running from 1st September to 31st December 2016, Viessmann is supplying its Vitodens 050-W wall-mounted gas-fired condensing boilers with an out-of-the-box seven-year warranty plus a free remote controller, saving buyers almost £300. The seven-year warranty replaces the previous, comprehensive three-year warranty for the Vitodens 050-W, which was extendable to seven years for £100 plus VAT...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Organises ‘Best School Trip Ever’!
Budding engineers from ARK Blacklands Primary Academy, Hastings, have been putting their industrial design skills into practice during a visit to town manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex. Twenty-eight pupils from Year 5 spent a full day at the company’s bases in Castleham and Churchfields Industrial Estate, learning how businesses operate and visiting various Marshall-Tufflex departments, seeing products manufactured and...Read More
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Lighting Controls Ltd. Chosen for 16 Grosvenor Street
Formerly the home of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 16 Grosvenor Street is an 18th Century, Grade II listed building in London’s Mayfair. Lighting Controls Ltd. is proud to announce that it is the designer, supplier and commissioning contractor for the lighting and ancillary control systems for this 15,709 sq ft prime office facility. The networked control system will be DALI throughout and comprises the Lighting Controls Ltd...Read More
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