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AET Flexible Space - 52,000 m² Daman Tower in Dubai Adopts AET Under Floor...
The impressive Burj Daman in Dubai, part of the “Buildings by Daman” project at the Dubai International Finance Centre and incorporating AET Flexible Space under floor air conditioning, was completed at the end of 2013 and commercial space is now sold out. The twenty storey tower comprises fifteen floors of speculative office space with virtually column free design, no irregular corners and high ceilings to maximise available space and...Read More
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Space Air - Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) to be Cut from £500k to just £25k!
UK businesses are being urged to place orders for capital equipment – including air conditioning equipment – NOW! Acting now will allow for lead times of several months on large & complex investments such as air conditioning systems, which could include R22 replacement, before the valuable AIA tax break is ‘slashed’ next year. “Use it or lose it” is the message. Space Air customers are encouraged to use this information when negotiating...Read More
The Generator Company - Installation of 2 x 2000kVA Generator Sets
The Customer - A leading development, investment and asset Management Company. Project Brief - The customer required The Generator Company to design, manufacture, deliver, install and commission new Standby 'Tenants' generator sets and associated plant. The building comprises 17,000m squared of office space spread over eight floors and a roof terrace with a further 2,000m squared of retail space as separate units at...Read More
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Aquilar - Reducing Environmental Impact in the Education Sector
When it comes to the design, construction and refurbishment of buildings within the education sector a high priority is now being placed on environmental performance and sustainability. BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method and certification scheme for educational construction and as such has become the de facto measure used to describe...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Warm & Peaceful Living Above the 24/7 Society
Regent Street is having a makeover, with many of its properties being refurbished to keep this sought after area at its finest. A recent example is the conversion of two neglected office buildings, Albany House on the corner of Regent St and Mortimer St and another in Mortimer St. These buildings have been refashioned by the Crown Estates creating twenty four high-spec luxury apartments, just a stone’s throw away from some of...Read More
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Knauf SFS Speeds Construction at Prestige Development
The final phase of Crest Nicholson's established development of new homes in Portishead, Bristol Ninety4 on the Estuary was built using SFS infill panels from Knauf for speed and quality of construction. Consisting of 94 one and two-bedroom apartments, the development consists of three concrete-framed blocks that are raked in ascending order of height from four to six storeys. Located along the Dockside of the Marina, the apartments...Read More
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Fulton - The Best Kept Secret in Thermal Fluid Technology
The Fulton name has been synonymous with heat transfer solutions since the company first introduced the vertical tubeless steam boiler in 1949 and Fulton was established in Bristol in 1966. Today, Fulton is still one of the world’s leading manufacturers and produces an unrivalled range of multi-fuel-fired steam and hot water boilers but, as Ian Halliwell (the company’s recently appointed national thermal fluid specialist) explains, Fulton isn’t a...Read More
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Pilkington K Glass™ S Seals the Deal in H Jarvis Energy Efficient Homes Project
Ultra low emissivity glazing from Pilkington United Kingdom Limited has been specified for use in a specialist housing development, showcased recently at an open day event near Richmond, Yorkshire. Aiming to create homes with excellent energy performance, built efficiently using innovative techniques and materials, the H Jarvis project saw a pair of semi-detached houses constructed from an insulating concrete form (ICF) system...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Visit ARDEX at The Natural Stone Show 2015
For the third time running, we will be exhibiting at The Natural Stone Show and showcasing the market-leading ARDEX Natural Stone range for installers. Come visit us at the London ExCel venue on Stand D 16 and learn how you can ensure a stain and warp free finish when installing stone, and why the ARDEX Natural Stone Range won the title of BEST INNOVATION in the 2014 TTA Awards. Our experts will be on hand, so you can discuss...Read More
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Construction Specialties - The Evolution of Architectural Louvre Blades
Louvres have been used in various forms for hundreds of years, just look at many churches and similar buildings and you will see large stone or timber louvres. These are generally simple, single blade arrangements which will often be very deep if they are providing rain defence. These days there are a variety of louvre systems available offering different blade profiles and with it, different performance characteristics. Flat "Z" Louvre...Read More
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SSQ’s Luxury Option…
William Bertram’s magnificent, but highly controversial, development is just a stone’s throw from Bath’s famous Royal Crescent and contains 20 luxury apartments in a neo-classical mansion set in landscaped grounds. Bertram, who has worked as architect to the Prince of Wales and the Duchy of Cornwall for many years, fought long and hard to overcome resistance from a number of conservation groups opposed to the project...Read More
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Eaton’s Fire Systems Helps Protect Prestigious London Building Development
Power management company Eaton today announced that it was selected by ABCA Systems, a specialist electrical systems installer, to deliver a fire alarm system for one of London’s newest multiple-use facilities, Spring Mews in Vauxhall. Completed in September 2014 and developed by CLS Holdings plc, a FTSE 250 commercial property investment company, the new facilities provide a broad accommodation, leisure and retail...Read More
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Kingspan Access Flooring in New Headquarters
Over 66,000 sq m of Kingspan access floor panels is being installed by Connaught Access Floors in the new UK headquarters of the global financial services organisation, UBS. The RMG 600 panels are being installed on all floors of the 12 storey building at 5 Broadgate, London. The new headquarters will provide state-of-the-art trading floors, enabling UBS to consolidate its London trading operations into one building. The fit out works were...Read More
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Legrand Launches First Industrial CPD
Legrand has launched its first accredited CPD course for the industrial market with its Specification Guide for Industrial Plugs and Sockets. Explains Caroline Boden marketing manager at Legrand: “We have created a number of accredited CPDs across the business and the feedback has been extremely positive. In the industrial sector, where the difference between specifying a basic product and a more robust, reliable alternative can mean the...Read More
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