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Ashford Environmental Services - UBS Broadgate
Ashford Environmental Services Limited is recognised as the UK’s leading commissioning and water treatment specialist, providing an integrated "one-stop" service to industry and commerce. Established in early 1997, Ashford continues to grow both financially and geographically, undertaking projects throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Early 2016 saw Ashford commence works on one of the City’s largest developments...Read More
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Gilberts of Blackpool - British Engineering Helps Create Landmark Energy...
The long-awaited £49m Arts & Innovation Centre in Bangor, is bridging the gap between engineering and art in part through state-of-the-art British engineering technology. Pontio, (Welsh for bridge), aims to link art, science, the University and the local community, through its provision of theatre, cinema, design & innovation centre in one building located between the main University buildings and the city. And it has used state-of-the-art techniques...Read More
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Schneider Electric Named Among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the...
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced today that it has been recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This is the sixth consecutive year that Schneider Electric has received this accolade from Ethisphere. Through its World’s Most Ethical Company...Read More
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Dunham-Bush give Big Boost to H & V’s Next Generation of Apprentices at...
Dunham-Bush has supplied Cambridge Regional College (CRC) with their latest Lynx Fan Coil Units and complete control systems, which have been installed in their workshops by apprentices on their Heating & Ventilating Level 2 course. Cambridge Regional College, working alongside employers, provide comprehensive training for their apprentices who attend the college on a day release programme over a period of four years. A significant...Read More
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Frenger - Chilled Beams get more 'Activation'
Great news for HVAC Designers, there's now an addendum to table 35 of Part L (Non Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide 2013) which now affords an additional 0.3 SFP to the AHU (Air Handling Unit) to enable greater flexibility in choice of energy efficient space conditioning solutions. It is already a well known fact that Chilled Beam Technology is amongst the most energy efficient solutions currently on the market (amongst...Read More
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Advanced Diesel Engineering - Projects during February 2016
Sweet Power - Even the manufacturers of well-known children’s sweets need to have back up power - This 550kVA Cummins diesel generator will provide backup power to the mixing machines at a new UK manufacturing plant preventing the solution hardening inside the moulds should the mains fail. Vodafone Power - The remaining three sets are dispatched to the data centre site where they will join the existing six multi coloured sets...Read More
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Cembrit B5 Upgrades Penlan Holiday Homes
Cembrit B5 corrugated sheets have been installed on eight Swiss-style lodges at a holiday village in Swansea. The refurbishment of the roofs has updated the building, and provided a finish that exudes that holiday retreat feel. Located in the heart of the beautiful Teifi Valley, Penlan Holiday Village is a small family run holiday park that is set amongst beautiful woodland and parkland. The development includes two and three bedroom detached...Read More
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CAREL - New Managing Director for CAREL UK Ltd
CAREL are pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Hiller as our new Managing Director for CAREL UK with effect from the 1st March 2016. Joining CAREL in 2013 his roles have seen him serve as National Sales Manager for the Climate market and more recently for the HVAC market, with increasing responsibility and emphasis on our Sales of Humidification and Controls Solutions and Sales Support operations. "The CAREL group...Read More
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TORMAX - Physics Students Go Round
The G.O. Jones (Physics) Building at Queen Mary University, London, has recently benefited from a £5.5m refurbishment, creating more efficient facilities throughout. Smoothly allowing access for students and staff, a new all-glass revolving automatic entrance from TORMAX creates a contemporary focus to the upgraded façade. To one side, an automatic swing-door allows easy access for less able users. Due to restricted space the door is...Read More
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Polyflor brings Safety Underfoot to Laboratories at Withington Girls’ School
Heavy duty safety flooring from leading commercial vinyl flooring manufacturer Polyflor was recently installed as part of a refurbishment of the Chemistry department at Withington Girls’ School in Fallowfield, Manchester. Around 800m² of Polysafe Corona PUR safety flooring in the grey Seal shade was fitted by Taylor Made Flooring of Swadlincote, Derbyshire to laboratories, classrooms and corridors at the independent day...Read More
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Lighting Styles - LED Lamps Explained in Detail
The technical team at Lighting Styles get lots of enquiries about LED lighting and what can be used in existing or new fittings. As there is a vast array of LED bulbs available from everywhere such as supermarkets through to retail sheds (many of whom have their own range) it’s sometimes hard to know what you’re buying and whether it’s what you need for your setting. So while we should all now be saving money on our energy bills...Read More
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ABB LV Systems - Infrarail - 12-14 April 2016 - ExCel London
ABB will be on stand D51 demonstrating our solutions used in modern urban, conventional and high-speed rail applications. ABB is a world leading independent supplier of innovative and reliable technologies for infrastructure and rolling stock projects. ABB also provide service support, including maintenance and retrofit. We aim to keep the world moving by developing new sustainable approaches that help our customers to use energy...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Approved Installer Bennion & Sons kits out Samaritans...
Bennion & Sons, a West Yorkshire-based member of The VEKA UK Group's Approved Installer Scheme has fabricated and fitted a comprehensive window installation for its local Samaritans. The company, established in South Kirkby more than 100 years ago, started out as a building contractors before focusing on window, door and conservatory manufacture in the mid 1980s. “Three of the Samaritans' volunteer staff had...Read More
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Amberol - Jeremy Paxman Urges a Co-Ordinated Approach to Tackling Litter
He may be best known for his tough questioning style from many years fronting the BBC’s Newsnight programme, but Jeremy Paxman has waded into the debate on litter, airing his concerns about the level of rubbish on Britain’s streets. Mr Paxman was a guest speaker at the Foodservice Packaging Association’s annual environment conference in January. The purpose of the event was to debate how the UK can tackle litter and improve recycling...Read More
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