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UPS Ltd - Advanced UPS Systems for Cloud Service Providers & Hybrid...
Cloud services are attractive to their users partly because they can be based in data centres that offer levels of security that cannot be matched by an enterprise’s own facilities. To achieve these levels of security, the cloud data centres’ ICT hardware must be supported by UPS systems offering very high levels of availability. In this article, Alan Luscombe, of Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd, a Kohler company, looks at the advanced...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Offices of Distinction
Falling within the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington, Sloane Street is internationally recognised as one of London’s best addresses, famed for its luxury stores, chic shopping and rarefied property market. Under the stewardship of the Cadogan Estate, Charles “Sloane” 1st Earl Cadogan, sold a development lease to architect and builder Henry Holland – perhaps better known as the son-in-law of “Capability Brown”...Read More
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Wieland’s Metalynx2 Provides the Power at Canada House
Wieland Electric’s popular structured wiring system Metalynx2 was the preferred choice to connect power and lighting at the newly refurbished Canadian High Commission building in London. The refurbishment, which included a complete new lighting system, has been incorporated during the amalgamation of two existing buildings occupied by The Canadian High Commission, namely Canada House located in Trafalgar Square and...Read More
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Knauf - Drylining Contractor Cuts Waste & Costs with Knauf
Close collaboration between Knauf and Sound Interiors enabled the drylining contractor to cut waste to in industry-leading level of just 9% on a £15 million project building a new school in Rochdale, Lancashire. St Cuthbert’s Business & Enterprise College was built as part of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme to cater for 1400 pupils on behalf of Rochdale MBC. Sound Interiors were awarded the £500,000 drylining...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Ecodan Prepares for the Toughest Challenge Yet
Mitsubishi Electric has sponsored All Beans No Monkeys, a team of four men who will row the Atlantic later this year when they take part in the Tallisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Deemed to be one of the toughest races on earth, the Tallisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge will see the crew row 4,800km across the world’s second largest ocean from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. Once they leave the safety of...Read More
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Levolux Leads the Way at the UEA
As part of a £58 million investment in its residential campus, the University of East Anglia has unveiled its new Crome Court development, featuring a striking solar shading solution from Levolux. The seven-storey student residence is situated to the east of the university’s campus, surrounded by other student residences. The ‘U’ shaped block accommodates 232 bedrooms, each boasting a generous living space, with full...Read More
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Space Air - Thames Valley BTU Golfing Society Announces 2015 Fixtures List
The BTU Golfing Society, was formed in 1926 by a number of building services engineers in London. Today the Society is a national organisation and the Thames Valley BTU is one of 14 regional groups. The Thames Valley BTU season drives off with the Roger Taylor Memorial Trophy event at Calcot Park, near Reading on April 28th. Roger Taylor (1947-2010) was Operations Director of Space Airconditioning plc and long time...Read More
   
Catnic - Carmarthenshire Care Facilities Constructed Using Catnic Lintels
A Welsh council's capital investment programme is seeing elderly care facilities updated and improved. Two of the new care schemes under construction set to feature the use of high specification steel lintels from the Catnic range - employed to meet a variety of technical challenges. The two new care facilities being built for Carmarthenshire County Council and the Family Housing Association are located at Gwynfryn, near Ammanford...Read More
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Aggreko Sponsors Rick Parfitt Jr - British GT3 Racing Driver
Aggreko is proud to announce its sponsorship of Rick Parfitt Jr, Ginetta’s latest rising star who’ll be driving in the GT3 series at the Avon Tyres British GT Championship. Rick has only been racing competitively for three years, but has already taken great steps up the motor sports ladder, winning the GT4 Championship in 2013, his debut year, and receiving the Mobil 1 Master Of The Year in 2014. This will be Rick’s second season racing in...Read More
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Construction Specialties - Hospital Wall Protection at Birmingham Children's...
Located in Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham Children’s Hospital provides a wide range of children’s health services for young patients from Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond, seeing more than 257,000 patients a year. As part of the hospital’s continued commitment to providing state of the art medical facilities and creating a child-friendly environment, one of the busiest wards in the hospital has recently undergone a £300,000...Read More
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Prysmian Group Sponsors Hampshire Cricket
Prysmian Group has announced a major sponsorship deal with Hampshire Cricket as part of its programme both to support its local community and to build an international awareness of the Prysmian brand. With its UK headquarters in nearby Bishopstoke, Prysmian Group is exploring a range of options to support community activity aimed at younger people. Prysmian was immediately attracted by Hampshire Cricket’s extensive...Read More
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Panasonic - Making the Most of the RHI: Success with Panasonic Heat Pump...
In April 2014, the government placed a £650,000 fund into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Already, almost 25,000 households across the UK alone have applied and started to benefit from the RHI. Thanks to the install of Panasonic’s reliable Aquarea 12kW Mono Bloc system, one family in Fife, Scotland, is now saving over £2,300 on annual heating costs. Based in the small village of Balmullo in Fife, Scotland, an off-grid, medium-sized...Read More
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Trend Control Systems - Follow the Money – Sourcing Funding for BEMS
I’m Mark Glitherow, Key Account Manager at Trend, and in this blog I’ll explain how financing a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) could be easier than you think. Although the green shoots of economic recovery are in evidence, budgets in the public sector are still tight and it might not seem the best time to consider spending precious financial resources on a building’s infrastructure. However, with energy prices remaining high and amidst...Read More
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Pilkington - National Fabricator Direct Trade Partners with Pilkington United...
Direct Trade, one of the UK’s leading fabricators of windows, doors and conservatories, has selected Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, as its primary glass supplier in a projected multi-million-pound agreement. The one-year arrangement will see the trade specialist source Pilkington energiKare™ insulating sealed glass units for all of the windows, doors and conservatory walls it fabricates for its customers across the UK...Read More
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Other Industry News
The VEKA UK Group - Proudly Presents Biggest Ever Charity Cheque
SSQ Natural Slate - Only Slate can be this Versatile
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