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Prysmian Protects Darlington Memorial Hospital
Approximately 8000m of Prysmian’s FP PLUS fire resistant cable has been specified and installed to facilitate the new upgraded fire alarm systems in Darlington Memorial Hospital. Darlington Memorial Hospital is a high rise structure consisting of eighteen wards and provides acute hospital services to the people of south west Durham. The existing fire detection and fire alarm systems in the hospital have been removed and upgraded...Read More
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ABB Power - Green’s Zurich-West Leads the way for DC
The world’s data centres demand around 80 million MWh of electricity per year, which equates to 2 percent of total CO2 emissions and demand is growing. An extra 5.75 million new servers are added to the ranks every year, causing demand to grow by 10 percent. To balance the financial and environment costs of growing demand, operators are keen to improve the efficiency of their data centres. One major opportunity is in eliminating...Read More
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Pilkington - Unique Picture Gallery at Grade I Listed Mansion Protected by Pilkington...
A unique picture gallery designed by John Nash, the renowned Regency architect who re-modelled Buckingham Palace, has been saved by the installation of a new Pilkington Planar™ roof at stately home Attingham Park near Shrewsbury. Work has been completed on the new roof, which will ensure the 200-year-old glass and cast-iron structure installed by Nash is protected from the elements – something that had always...Read More
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Fulton’s Boiler Installation Assisting in the Diverting of Food Waste from Landfill
Refood’s state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion plant in Widnes is a first-class recycling technology alternative. Diverting food waste from landfill, Refood is a trusted choice when converting commercial business food waste into green energy. In 2013, heat transfer specialist Fulton successfully tendered for the supply of a packaged hot water boiler system consisting of 12 FHE-250 modular hot water boilers for the Widnes site...Read More
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Unitrunk - Another Recruit Joins Unitrunk Graduate Training Programme
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Jack Shields, within the successful graduate recruitment programme that the company initiated 18 months ago. The appointment is part of Unitrunk’s strategy to bring ‘new blood’ into the cable management sector. Following the success of the company’s first graduate recruit, Dan Burke, in the London area, the company now has a programme in...Read More
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The Wandsworth Group - What does HTM-08-03 mean for Nurse Call Systems of Today?
The UK Government regularly publishes Health Technical Memorandums (HTMs), with the aim of providing advice and guidance on the design, installation and operation of specialised building and engineering technology used in the delivery of healthcare. One such HTM, HTM 08-03 governs all hospital bedhead services, including the provision of nurse call systems, so all nurse call products marketed in the UK are required to...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Bavenhill Mechanics Recognised for Demonstrating Value of...
Leading agricultural engineering and heating contractor, Bavenhill Mechanics has received a Green Gateway Award from Mitsubishi Electric for its work in applying heat pumps in farming. The Awards have been created by Mitsubishi Electric so that it can recognise the important contribution of its partners in encouraging energy efficiency in the built environment. “Bavenhill Mechanics has been instrumental in highlighting the substantial...Read More
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DMS - The Elster Jeavons J-125 Gas Regulator
The Elster Jeavons J-125 is a medium pressure regulator and is used where accurate pressure control is required. It is ideal for industrial pressure reducing, metering stations and for district distribution. Here is what you need to know about the J-125 Gas Regulator. • Sizes: ¾", 1", 1½" and 2";. The ¾" and 1" sizes are available with screwed connections. • Inlet pressure up to 8.6 bar • Outlet pressure 5 – 140 mbar (1") 8.8 – 350 mbar...Read More
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Kingspan Appoints Environmental Supply Chain Co-ordinator
As part of its commitment to the environment and sustainability, Kingspan Access Floors has appointed Rachel Mansell to the newly-created position of Environmental Supply Chain Co-ordinator. Rachel’s role is to ensure that Kingspan’s customers are provided with all the information they require about how the company and its supply chain conform to environmental and sustainability standards, guidelines and regulations. She said...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - Symposium Success for Fläkt Woods
Capping off a successful year of operations, Fläkt Woods held a Technical Symposium at the Building Centre in London on 11 December 2014. The event attracted over 50 key decision makers in the London area and focussed on the company’s new ReCooler HP, which was on display at the venue. This was the first in a series of symposiums that Fläkt Woods is intending to organise over the coming months. The integrated...Read More
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Twyford - New Press & Events Coordinator for Twyford & Keramag Design
Ilaria Genovese has been appointed to the newly-created post of Press and Events Coordinator for Twyford and Keramag Design from December 2014. Reporting to Head of Marketing, Sabine Mané, Ilaria will manage and coordinate all of Twyford and Keramag Design’s events and exhibitions, liaise with their PR agency and will propose and manage a social media strategy for both companies. Making the move from her native Italy...Read More
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Purus Minimax 50 Selected for 75-bed Knottingley Care Home, West Yorkshire
The Purus Minimax 50 shallow floor gully, which is now featured on BIM, has been installed in the 75-bed Knottingley Care Home in Knottingley, West Yorkshire. The gully, which has BBA Certification and is the world’s shallowest wetroom gully incorporating a NOOD no-odour water trap, was selected by Alston Murphy Associates in conjunction with the Ladhar Group. The gully, which has been installed into vinyl flooring, is a popular...Read More
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Panasonic Welcomes Changes to the RHI for Social Housing Landlords & Tenants
Panasonic has welcomed the latest changes to the Government’s domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme that come into effect in spring 2015 which benefit those in the social housing sector. Under the new regulations, landlords will find it easier to apply to the scheme - which provides financial rewards in exchange for installing renewable heating systems such as air source heat pumps (ASHP) in tenants’ homes. If social landlords...Read More
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Giacomini Heat Up the Magna Carta’s 800th Anniversary Celebrations
2015 will see the 800th anniversary celebrations since the signing of the Magna Carta, one of the most important documents in history. There are only four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta, one of which will be on show throughout 2015 at Lincoln Castle which has undergone a 22 million restoration on its grounds, walls and prisons over the last four years. As part of the Lincoln Magna Carta celebrations, a new underground...Read More
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