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Legrand - Roman House with 21st Century Technology
For the bespoke home and penthouse apartment, intelligent control systems have become almost ubiquitous. No longer simply about the wow factor (though they certainly provide plenty of that!), systems that provide smart integration of functions including heating, cooling, lighting, AV and blinds can also enhance a property’s energy efficiency and enable the occupier to tailor their space to suit their lifestyle. At Berkeley Homes'...Read More
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SPC’s Radiant Panels Make the Grade at Norwich City College
One of the largest colleges in the country has turned to heating and cooling specialists SPC for help in designing and fitting bespoke radiant ceiling panels for a new refurbishment project. Norwich City College, which was founded in 1891 and home to more than 11,000 full time and part time students, contacted Leicester-based SPC for help with its new science laboratories, which opened in Autumn 2014, and follows previous...Read More
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SSQ Approved by Heritage Agencies
Christ College is one of Britain’s oldest schools. Originally a Dominican friary, the school was founded first by royal charter in 1541 by King Henry VIII and then, after a period of inactivity, by Act of Parliament in 1855. Today, it is seen as one of the best co-educational, independent boarding and day schools in the country and has around 300 pupils. The campus is home to a rich variety of ancient and historic buildings including a...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Achieving Cost-Effective, Scalable UPS Solutions at the Megawatt Level
Rapidly growing demand for data capacity means that data centre power requirements are increasingly reaching megawatt rather than kilowatt levels. In this article, Kenny Green, Technical Support Manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd, a Kohler company, looks at how UPS providers can respond to this challenge while maintaining the availability and energy efficiency standards enjoyed by lower power installations. Data centres...Read More
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Construction Specialties - Decorative Wall Panels Create Healing Environment...
Clinicians at California Pacific Medical Center's (CPMC) California Campus perform more than 4,600 CT scanner procedures each year. In the past, patients entered a traditional, sterile room where the focal point was a large and rather intimidating scanner. In mid-2014, a team from Smith-Karng Architecture altered the room’s focus in an effort to calm patients prior to and during their procedures. The goal of this re-focus was to create a healing...Read More
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Aggreko - Industry Experts Create Bespoke Ice Rink Installation
Aggreko has provided a power and cooling solution to support an innovative temporary ice rink designed to showcase the latest in ice rink design and construction to event organisers and venue operators from across the UK. The event was organised by De Boer UK, Blue Martini Group, Ice-World International, Acorn Event Structures and Aggreko to highlight the individual capabilities of each company, while also showing the combined...Read More
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ABB Encouraging Youngsters into Engineering
ABB is supporting a brand new exhibition at the Science Museum. ‘Engineer your future’ was officially opened by HRH the Prince of Wales at a launch event in December 2014. The exhibition has the goal of inspiring young people to consider a future career in science and engineering. Over the next three years, 11 – 15 year olds plus their teachers, parents and carers will be able to visit the exhibition and gain insight into the world of...Read More
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Selectaglaze - The Victorian Grade II Listed ‘Elephant House’
Elephant House, built in 1890-1901, began life as a bottle store for Camden Brewery which was in the adjacent building. The leading architect of the time, William Bradford used highly ornamental stonework to create an elephants head, which was the branding of one of the famous pale ale’s brewed on site. This can still be seen today above the main entrance way and is why it is known as ‘Elephant House’. It was home to the brewery...Read More
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Telling Architectural - Evolving Concrete 2015 - Come Visit us on 6th - 7th May...
Telling Architectural will be displaying a range of the glass fibre reinforced façade panels designed and engineered in house for both unitised and traditional construction. GRC is a lightweight fibre reinforced concrete cladding material suited to use in both new construction and refurbishment. It is produced by automated control over the batching and mixing OP cement with silica sand and polymers which is sprayed in to...Read More
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Advanced Air - Enterprising Consultants to Drive Advanced Air’s R & D Programme
Andrew Sargent, General Manager of Advanced Air, recently launched the company’s new corporate style and unveiled an ambitious strategy for developing extra business for innovative products. He told delegates at a National Sales Conference that Advanced Air will be repositioning itself to take maximum advantage of the increased demand with a buoyant market. Whilst retaining the market share for standard products more effort will...Read More
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Space Air - Barclaycard Merchant Services - It’s Simple, Fast, Effective & Saves...
Here at Space Air we are always looking to provide the best services for our customers, and with this newly forged partnership with Barclaycard we are making huge advancements with our flexible payment system. By using BMS we can process transactions to any value with a limit of £100,000,000! This limit is determined by the credit limit you have negotiated with your credit provider - + 5% minimum extra discount on all online payments...Read More
Socomec’s Latest Innovations in Low Voltage Power Solutions for Safe, Reliable...
Integrated power specialist, Socomec, will be showing its comprehensive range of low voltage power solutions at Railtex 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. Whether planning a new installation or upgrading an existing facility, Socomec ‘s low voltage electrical solutions for rail’s specific system architectures guarantee network safety and robustness – with unparalleled efficiency - even in the most challenging operating environments...Read More
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Cummins Care™ Europe Introduced at INTERMAT
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will announce at the INTERMAT show the introduction of Cummins Care™ Europe as a technical advice and information service for operators of Cummins-powered construction, material handling and industrial equipment. Customer calls and e-mails route to a Europe-wide central hub at the Cummins Daventry plant in the U.K., with a backup connection to the Cummins Care operation in North America enabling...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Book your Free Place at the MCS Installer Roadshow
Mitsubishi Electric is holding a series of seminars around the country to highlight the support on offer to installers in promoting and working with the market-leading, Ecodan heat pump technology. The half-day events will look at what makes Ecodan unique, focus on the bespoke quotation tool and the industry-leading Ecodan FTC5 range, and provide a detailed look at the company’s comprehensive installation and after sales support...Read More
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