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SE CONTROLS - Hackney Academy A Smoke Ventilation & Natural Ventilation Solution
Hackney’s ‘City Academy’ is a striking building using bold colours and an extensive facade of aluminium and glass in an acoustic twin facade design. Catering for 900 pupils of various faiths the academy specialises in business and financial services with sponsors KPMG and The City of London Corporation. In order to keep running costs of the building to a minimum and to ensure safety in the event of fire, a combined natural ventilation and smoke control...Read More
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CROWN TRADE’S Steracryl Mould Inhibiting Paint – The Power To Protect...
Autumn marks the start of the ‘Condensation Season’ where properties can be affected by additional water around window and wall areas as the temperatures start to drop, usually around October. Crown Trade’s Steracryl Mould Inhibiting paint’s modern formulation can play a key role in inhibiting mould growth, helping property professionals in the social housing sector to manage the problems that tend to emerge at this time of year. The system...Read More
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KOMFORT'S PolarTec Specified In 2011 Stirling Prize Winner
Komfort's PolarTec was specified in this years RIBA Stirling Prize Winner, Evelyn Grace Academy. Zaha Hadid Architects won the RIBA Stirling Prize for best building of the year in 2010 for the MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome, and this year for the Evelyn Grace Academy in London. Komfort’s PolarTec system was selected for the academy’s drive for excellence. PolarTec was specified by Bamber and Reddan Architects to ensure the building...Read More
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HANSON FORMPAVE Supplies Paving For Scotland’s First Costa Drive-Thru
Hanson Formpave, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of SUDS and water harvesting systems using specialist concrete paving, has secured a deal to supply over 300m2 of its patented permeable paving system, Aquaflow® for a parking area and car lane at Scotland’s first Costa Drive-Thru, part of the £100m Lomondgate development at Dumbarton. Specified by lead architects, G D Lodge Architects and main contractors, Marshall Construction of Alloa...Read More
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WADE INTERNATIONAL - Roof Outlet Membrane Clamping Collar Securing Screws
To accommodate a wide range of thicknesses of roofing membranes, we are now supplying two sets of membrane clamping collar securing screws with each roof outlet assembly. Users must select the longer or shorter screws to suit the membrane thickness, in accordance with our installation guidelines a copy of which will accompany the goods. Installation Guidelines. The design of the layout of roof outlets should be in accordance with the recommendations given...Read More
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ARTEMIDE Is A Partner Of MEET Design, 15 September 2011 - 30 January 2012
Artemide participates in the MEET DESIGN, a container of ideas and activities which will deliver all the values concept, design, creative design and production related to a wider audience to show the protagonists of the Italian culture of living. The project is divided in three areas - MEET SHOW, MEET PEOPLE MEET TALENTS and - by telling the story of Italian design through a major exhibition. MEET SHOW is a travelling exhibition organised in...Read More
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BILCO’S Biggest-Ever Acoustic Vent Is Under The Spotlight
The iconic new Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury has opened its doors for the first time – receiving a royal seal of approval for a multi million pound project which has seen smoke vent and access equipment provider Bilco ( playing a leading role. Prince Edward, who spent nearly 10 years working in theatre and television production, officially opened the £25.6 million theatre on 4 October. Many aspects of the new building would have caught...Read More
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CEMBRIT - Part Of The World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 Programme
“The Bullhorn” International design competition invites architects to improve the living environment of urban dwellers. Cembrit, a company specialising in the manufacture of fibre cement based building materials, is organising an international architecture competition. The theme of the competition being urban transit areas. Cembrit invites architects and designers from around Europe to create solutions that improve the living environment around railway station...Read More
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CLIPSO: A Manufacturer Of PVC-Free Coverings Who Respects The Environment...
Founded in 1997 by Mr Bernard GEIS, the CLIPSO group is composed today of 6 subsidiaries around the world (France, USA, Russia, India and United Kingdom). CLIPSO’s headquarters and factory are in Vieux-Thann, France, where the borders of France, Germany and Switzerland meet. The factory was created after Mr Bernard Geis met Mr Serge Weibel in July 2003 and today employs over 40 people and has generated more than 8 million...Read More
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SIEMENS - Ansell & Bailey & Siemens Make Award Winning Team
The Ecology Centre at Wellacre Academy in Flixton can now boast an award win, thanks to the work of Manchester-based architects Ansell & Bailey and engineering experts Siemens. Ansell & Bailey was presented with the Overall National Green Champion Award 2011 for the Built Environment at the Green Apple Awards and joined on stage by close working partner and associate winner Siemens. The Green Apple Awards were launched in 2000 and...Read More
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A short new documentary-style film exploring the use of renewables technologies in all types of buildings ‘where we live and work’ has been produced by Dimplex, the authority in renewables and electric heating market leader. The film, entitled ‘Living and Working’ focuses on a wide variety of different projects where heat pumps, solar thermal and solar PV technologies are in use. It examines the different challenges faced by specifiers and end users...Read More
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SOCOMEC Emergency Power - Guaranteed
Socomec Emergency UPS systems provide a guaranteed centralised power supply to keep you safe and your business secure - even in the most challenging crisis situations. In the event of a power failure or black out, you need complete confidence that your vital emergency systems will activate. Do you feel certain that your emergency power supply would kick in right now, if needed? Emergency lighting, fire sprinkler systems, smoke extraction equipment...Read More
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TROX Air Handling Units Help Dublin Airport’s Energy Efficiency Ambitions Take Flight
Displacement air terminal units from TROX are helping the new Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport to achieve outstanding levels of energy efficiency. The units are housed in stunning purpose-designed stainless steel grilles which enhance the aesthetic effects created by the architect. In addition, the 75,000m2 terminal uses approximately two thirds less energy compared to other equivalent buildings. The visually striking new terminal has been created...Read More
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FLAKT WOODS – Fans Of Westfield Shopping Centre
Restrictions in site access meant a helicopter was used by Fläkt Woods as an aerial crane to carry some of their car park jet fans on-site as part of a gigantic three contract fan package for the recently opened Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in East London. Westfield Stratford City is the largest urban shopping centre in Europe. The 1.9 million sq ft retail and leisure destination is located at the gateway to the site of the 2012 London Olympics...Read More
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