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SIG Design and Technology - 5 Broadgate: Hot Melt Roofing at a Ground...
When Make Architects needed a waterproofing solution for their latest project in the City of London, they turned to IKO PermaTEC hot melt. Here, SIG Design & Technology set out why this was a particularly challenging roofscape. 5 Broadgate is truly a “groundscraper”, a term coined by the FT as it announced the unveiling of the UBS new City of London headquarters in May 2006. Just 12 storeys of offices yield over 65,000m²...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Lights, Camera & Silence for Energy Efficient Film Studio
When the developers of a new film and photography studio in the heart of London’s Islington were looking to refurbish an old warehouse they needed to find an energy efficient way of heating and cooling the building that would also offer a whisper-quiet performance. Paper Mill Studios is set in a traditional Victorian industrial building off London’s busy City Road and the beautiful creative space is regularly used by some of the...Read More
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RCM Products - Supplier of Quality Grilles, Louvres & Diffusers
RCM Products is one of the country’s leading suppliers of Grilles, Louvres and Diffusers for air conditioning and heating to the construction industry. Operating from a new manufacturing facility in Kempston, Bedfordshire, the company provides a full range of bespoke products as well as a standard range. With roots dating back to 1883, the RCM brand was established in 1948 as Richard Crittal Marine, manufacturing the ‘Stylojet’...Read More
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Xylem’s New Waterdrop Loyalty Programme Provides Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
According to, every year, an estimated 842,000 people globally - approximately 2,300 people per day - die of diseases caused by inadequate sanitation and drinking water. Xylem, a global water technology leader, continues to make good on its mission to solve the world’s most critical water challenges by launching Waterdrop - a first-of-its-kind loyalty programme that enables consulting engineers to bring safe, clean water...Read More
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Gilberts Helps Students get ‘Hands-On’ to Improve Employment Prospects
Building services students at one of the world’s top universities have benefitted from practical expertise at the UK’s top independent air movement specialist. Second year full-time and third year part-time undergraduates reading for a BEng(Hons) in Building Services & Sustainable Engineering at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) undertook an exclusive visit to state-of-the-art manufacturing, at Gilberts (Blackpool). Hosted by...Read More
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Siemens Building Technologies Selects LLamasoft for Supply Chain Design
LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software solutions, has announced that Siemens Building Technologies Division has selected LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru as the standard application for supply chain design. The Siemens Building Technologies Division headquartered in Zug, Switzerland is the world leader in the market for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures...Read More
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Legrand - Building Information Modelling: Hiding in Plain Sight
Given the fast approaching April 2016 deadline for the Level 2 BIM mandate, it is time we understood what BIM means, what its aims are and its relevance for the electrical industry. Here Matt Crunden, Training and BIM Manager at Legrand, talks through the basics and what it really means for the electrical industry. There remains a lot of confusion within the marketplace about what Building Information Modelling (BIM) is and, what it isn’t...Read More
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Panasonic Dials Up the Energy Savings in Student Loans Company Call Centre
When Capita, the business process management and outsourcing giant, decided to establish their new call centre in the Lingfield Point business park, it was important sustainability play a key role in the refurbishment. This included the heating and cooling system, for which M&E consultants Quinnross specified an energy efficient Panasonic system with advanced control technology. Lingfield Point was originally constructed in 1946 as...Read More
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SPC Continue to Build on their External Sales Force
SPC are continuing to strengthen their sale force with the appointment of Mike Hutt who has taken the role of Area Sales Manager in the South East. Mike brings to the company 20 years of knowledge and experience in the HVAC industry having previously worked as an Area Sales Manager for Vent Axia, Daikin and Nuaire. Steve Gage, Sales Director for SPC said “We are delighted with the appointment of Mike Hutt...Read More
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ABB Wins Major Switchgear Contract with ScottishPower Renewables for Kilgallioch...
At the end of 2015 ABB was awarded a major contract to supply the medium voltage (MV) switchgear that will connect the wind turbines to the grid at ScottishPower Renewables’ new Kilgallioch Windfarm in south-west Scotland. Once the programme is completed, in 2017 this will be the UK’s third largest onshore wind farm, with 96 wind turbines with a generating capacity of up to 239 MW (megawatts), the capacity of the wind farm will be enough to...Read More
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Fläkt Woods Takes Stand at FoodEx 2016
Fläkt Woods, a leading manufacturer of ventilation and air movement products, is set to showcase the JMh aerofoil fan range at this year’s FoodEx exhibition, on stand S298 - the company’s first venture at a dedicated food show. Visitors are invited to meet the Fläkt Woods’ team of experts at the show, which is being held on April 18-20 at the NEC in Birmingham, and will give the opportunity to see the revolutionary JMh...Read More
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Formica Group - Axiom® by Formica Group at kbb Birmingham in Review
Formica Group exclusively previewed its stylish worktops, upstands and splashbacks from the new Axiom® range at kbb Birmingham 2016. The launch saw Axiom® by Formica Group present the new Platinum range which features six new designs; three new textures with four new timber looks to strengthen its wood offering; and 11 new additions to its splashback selection. The worktops, breakfast bars and upstands are available in 60...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - New VEKA UK Products & Services are the Perfect FIT
Industry-leading systems supplier The VEKA UK Group will be attending the FIT Show once again this year, with a host of innovative new products and services to unveil. MD Dave Jones explains: “We're celebrating our 30th year of UK manufacturing this year, and we're delighted to be able to showcase a host of exciting new developments at the FIT Show. “We're a very long-standing company, with a rich history, and we're proud to have...Read More
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Artemide - Spectral Light by Artemide Acknowledged at the Wallpaper* Design...
The project Spectral Light, born from a cooperation of Artemide with architect Philippe Rahm, was acknowledged at the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2016 for the “Best Bright Ideas” category. Spectral Light explores the breakdown of the light spectrum to create a light that makes home dwellers “feel comfortable”, including man, as well as plants and pets. A light addressing man’s biological and physiological needs with respect for the environment...Read More
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