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Carrier - Preserving Michaelangelo’s Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
State-of-the-art heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system highlighted at Vatican Museums cultural heritage event. Carrier announced the completed installation of an innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) solution for the Sistine Chapel, developed to help preserve Michelangelo’s masterpieces against deterioration caused by increasing numbers of visitors. The new Carrier HVAC system design will be...Read More
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Dunham-Bush - An Efficient Modern Solution for Birmingham Library
Winner of the UK’s most prestigious prize for new buildings, the Library of Birmingham comprises performance spaces, rooftop terraces and a large glass-topped central book rotunda that rises through the middle of the building. Temperature control specialist, Dunham-Bush, has recently installed more than 700 metres of its trench heating to improve energy efficiencies through the building. Dunham-Bush installed Hydrocourse...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Brighton’s London Road is at the Heart of a Vibrant & Historic Area
Built to house Brighton’s booming middle-classes in the early 1800s, it soon became a busy high street and by the 1930s department stores and supermarkets marked it as a major shopping destination. After a slump in the 1980s the high street names vanished but the Georgian terraces are still there, and today residents buzz round a mishmash of independent shops, cafes and galleries. While the locals take pride in London Road’s rebirth as a home...Read More
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Condair - Wellcome Trust Condair HP Humidifier
Condair, formerly JS Humidifiers, has recently supplied and installed three Condair HP high pressure spray humidification systems at Wellcome Trust’s headquarters in London’s Euston Road. The humidifiers are maintaining the humidity in the building’s atrium for the health, comfort and well-being of staff and visitors. Wellcome Trust is one of the world’s largest independent charitable trusts, providing funding of around £700M annually...Read More
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ABB LV - UK’s Largest Solar Farm Enabled for Remote Monitoring with Innovative...
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has supplied the latest generation innovative fuse switches to Solarcentury to enable advanced monitoring of their solar photovoltaic (PV) farms. Solarcentury is one of the world’s leading solar energy companies, specialising in solar installation and PV systems for businesses who can either choose roof systems or ground mounted solar farms. In October 2014 Solarcentury...Read More
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DPAC UK LTD - Thermocold Multi Pipe Heat Pump Presentation
This is an invitation to attend a Presentation by Thermocold Srl on the Revolutionary Multi Pipe Heat Pump system in use in large Commercial and Industrial applications throughout Europe. The Multi Pipe Heat Pump system is used in buildings which have a cooling requirement as well as a heating requirement throughout the year and allows the building to operate without the need for Oil or Gas fired Boiler systems. The system can...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Improving Air Quality Can Improve Learning Progress...
The ventilation within a classroom has been shown to have a major impact on a child's learning process, new research has shown. According to the Clever Classrooms report published by the University of Salford, air quality has a major impact on a person's ability to concentrate and process information. The study collected performance statistics for 3,766 pupils and conducted detailed surveys of 153 classrooms from 27 different schools...Read More
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TORMAX UK - Exclusive Access for Residents
Residents of the prestigious Boydell Court in Swiss Cottage, London, enjoy the convenience of two automatic entrance systems designed and installed by TORMAX. Giving access from the private car park into the ground floor of this development of high quality apartments, the full-glass sliding doors are driven by technologically advanced TORMAX iMotion 2202 operators. Boydell Court is comprised of four recently refurbished 1960’s purpose...Read More
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Polyflor - Polysafe Verona PUR Flooring gets Bark of Approval at Guide Dogs...
Polyflor’s Polysafe Verona PUR safety flooring was installed to create a new training area with sustainable wet slip resistance for dogs and their handlers at the recently refurbished Guide Dogs for the Blind Training School in Woodford Green, Essex. Around 450m² of Polysafe Verona PUR sheet vinyl flooring in the vibrant Blue Lagoon 5206 shade was installed in the school’s training and demonstration area to create a safe working area for...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Ecodan on Display at PHEX+
Mitsubishi Electric has announced that it will be exhibiting at the PHEX+ Show on Stand Number 7 at Alexandra Palace on the 20th and 21st May. PHEX (The “Plumbing & Heating Exhibitions”) is one of the leading regional trade exhibition series for the installer, contractor and local authority sector, and the North London event is expanding the show to target building services engineers, commercial contractors/installers, facilities...Read More
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Knauf Render Systems Seamlessly Links Shopping Development
Architects designing a new shopping development in Chipping Sodbury were able to create a seamless blend of existing and new buildings with the products and technical support provided by Knauf Render Systems, market-leading suppliers of external wall insulation systems, renders and finishes. Hatherell’s Yard, a former builders’ merchant and hardware store, is now a vibrant shopping area that presents an attractive, consistent appearance...Read More
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CAREL UK Appoint First Choice as Wholesale Partner
CAREL has announced that First Choice Refrigeration Spares have been appointed as an approved UK wholesale partner for their full range of refrigeration equipment controls developed for the retail market in a move that provides their customers unprecedented service levels and 24 hour response. First Choice, based in Cannock, have for 15 years, specialised in the supply of spare parts to the catering equipment Industry but diversified...Read More
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Socomec’s PADS Approved Masterys Rail IP+ UPS to be Showcased at Railtex...
Integrated power specialist, Socomec, will be showcasing its Masterys IP+ Rail UPS systems at Railtex 2015; the market leading critical power systems were recently awarded Network Rail’s prestigious PADS approval. The Network Rail product acceptance process provides assurance that all products accepted for use on or about the rail infrastructure are safe and fit for purpose. As part of a continuous programme to improve...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - Natural Materials in Perfect Harmony
Moulsford Preparatory School stands proudly above the River Thames midway between Wallingford and Pangbourne. The design of its new sports hall is a radical contrast to the school’s traditional red-brick and clay-tile main building and makes a striking addition to the banks of the river. “The conservation officer influenced the building’s design and suggested that a boathouse-style building would be appropriate for the location.” explained...Read More
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