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Pilkington - Optiview™ Showcases Egyptian Artefacts in Best Light
The Egyptian Museum in Turin, second in the world only to Cairo for the historical and artistic value of its content, has chosen Pilkington OptiView™ Protect OW to safeguard its ancient Egyptian artefacts. Completed as part of wider restoration works, the project has enabled the museum to exhibit twice the amount of visual material compared to previous displays, while providing an enhanced level of protection from both vandalism and ultraviolet rays...Read More
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Knauf’s Artful Expertise Speeds Merseyside College Build
Technical support and acoustic expertise from Knauf has enabled architects BDP and contractor Vinci to deliver a school that provides an exciting mix of learning environments and social spaces despite being built to a tight budget. Built on a budget of just £1191/m², St John Bosco Arts College is a new build secondary 1,100 place Catholic girls’ school in Croxteth, Liverpool, delivers 15% more area than the traditional BB98 school, enabling...Read More
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Munters - Dehumidification Unit Restores Lasik Surgery Facility’s Vision for Accuracy
A newly constructed medical facility intended to provide corneal refractive (Lasik) surgery to patients to reduce their dependency on glasses or contact lens by reshaping the cornea with state-of-the-art equipment. But shortly after the facility was completed, surgical procedures had to be abruptly suspended. The existing HVAC system serving the surgical procedure room could not deliver the required temperature and humidity necessary for...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Admiral Fly the Flag with Kingspan Industrial...
The new Cardiff HQ of insurance giants Admiral has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, thanks in part to the outstanding performance provided by Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation from Kingspan Industrial Insulation Ltd. Situated in the heart of the Welsh capital, Tŷ Admiral has capacity for 3,000 staff. ARUP acted as M&E consultants on the project which was delivered by Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd. The purpose built building...Read More
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Polyflor - Helps Freshen up Halton Hospital’s New Urgent Care Centre
Polyflor’s vinyl flooring has helped create a fresh, clean and welcoming environment at a new urgent care centre at Halton Hospital in Runcorn recently. Polyflor’s Pearlazzo PUR highly durable sheet vinyl flooring and Polysafe Wood fx PUR safety flooring were installed throughout the facility by flooring contractors Jepsons Limited of Darwen, Lancashire. This facility was originally a minor injuries department with an out of hours GP’s surgery...Read More
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OWA - Exposed-Concrete Look with a Harmonious Sound
A low-impedance acoustic ceiling with the high-impedance appearance of exposed concrete was used in a sports bar in Miltenberg, Lower Franconia. The client thus employed an exciting mix of natural stone, plaster and wood as well as the absorbing surfaces of the upholstery and the ceiling. “Full and loud is better than quiet and empty,” says landlord Christopher Kunz, summarising his view of the acoustics in his bar. But even he knows...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - Sustainable Flexible Cooling for MAF Properties...
The headquarters of one of the MENA region’s leading retail and leisure property companies Majid Al Futtaim Properties is the first existing building in the UAE to be LEED EBOM Gold rated, with the AET Flexible Space Under Floor Air Conditioning system playing a major part in achieving flexibility and occupant comfort. The 10,000 m² tower is fully served by an AET CAM-V system; supplying conditioned air via the floor plenum and receiving spent...Read More
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Piller to Power Major New Casino Complex in Macau
Piller is set to provide uninterruptible power supplies for the operation of a major new casino complex in Macau, with four UNIBLOCK UBTD+ 2250 units on order. Piller’s unique UNIBLOCK UBTD+ rotary diesel UPS system, renowned for delivering highest possible efficiency and reliability, combines all the benefits of a rotary UPS with a diesel engine, in one integrated unit. During March 2015, the casino’s owners, accompanied by their...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Lynwood House, Lanchester, Durham
Lynwood House is a recently completed £6 million state-of-the-art development situated within a conservation area of Lanchester, Durham. The scheme provides 34 new independent living apartments for over-55s with a medical centre and a community facility. The architects faced the tough challenge of finding the perfect façade for the modern building which would complement its rural surroundings. They invited Taylor Maxwell (TM) to...Read More
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Hitzinger Diesel GPU
With low running speeds of 1500rpm, the Hitzinger Diesel GPU provides reduced fuel consumption, less maintenance due to less stress and extremely low running noise. Together with all these benefits, the Hitzinger 400Hz Ground Power units provide improved emissions with engines up to a Tier4/COMMs4 standard. For these reasons and many more, Dnata saw the delivery of a mobile trailer unit delivered in early May. Seen here with...Read More
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PMA - From Pioneer to Market Leader in 40 Years
PMA AG, headquartered in Uster, has celebrated its 40th anniversary with an open day for customers, business partners, employees and their friends and family. The Swiss company has been developing, producing and selling top-quality cable protection systems since 1975 and now sells the products globally. The morning of the event was dedicated to customers, suppliers and business partners. More than 150 guests accepted the...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Approved Installer Scheme gets Thumbs up all Round
In a little under a year since it was introduced, The VEKA UK Group's Approved Installer Scheme has met with unprecedented success, already welcoming around 400 businesses to date. Its parent company has been inundated with positive testimonials, praising what Approved Installers, Fabricators and Suppliers have found to be the Scheme's main benefits. Instantly meeting with widespread interest at its 2014 FIT Show launch, the Approved...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - How Much will a Green Roof Weigh?
We are often asked at SIG Design and Technology about the weight of a green roof, because it’s one of a number of factors specifiers need to consider when deciding which roofing system to use. To help you compare the options, we’ve produced a table of the different types of green roofs we provide, including information about: • Suitable Applications for each Green Roof system • Specification Drivers for Green Roofs • Green roof...Read More
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Space Air Celebrating 35 Years
On August 1st 2015, Space Airconditioning plc, the Guildford based Daikin Distributor will celebrate its 35th anniversary. Founder and Managing Director, Neil Afram commented. “We have always felt privileged to represent the UK technical sales arm of Daikin, arguably the world’s finest air conditioning manufacturer, but today, more than ever before, the range of technologies and products we supply is unparalleled.” Neil Afram continued...Read More
   
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