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Nortech’s TRANSIT Ultimate is best fit for demanding access control applications

People and vehicle access control specialist Nortech is now offering a robust long-range reader based on semi active RFID technology, which enables automatic vehicle identification at distances of up to 10 metres and speeds of up to 125 mph. The TRANSIT Ultimate from Nedap is a high-end reader and is designed to perform well in both high security applications and demanding vehicular…

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FAB&FIX RANGE PROVES BEAUTY IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

ERA’s Fab&Fix range proves that beauty is more than skin deep by combining an attractive range of matching door and window hardware with an unrivalled level of strength and durability thanks to the range’s unique Hardex coating. Decorative hardware adds the finishing touch to door and window projects in homes and workplaces and can make or break the overall look…

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Reducing H&S risks with fall protection systems

Risks are inherent in many occupations, but for those working at height, the stakes are significantly higher. Berenice Northcott, Managing Director of rope access specialist Access North Structures, explores why fall protection systems are invaluable for enhancing safety standards. Health and safety is of utmost importance within any industry. But for those employed within the construction and maintenance sector, elevated…

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Advanced Protection for National Rail College

A key driver in the successful delivery of the UK’s £42.6 billion HS2 project, the new National College for High Speed Rail, is now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Located in Doncaster, a town historically known for its prominent role in rail engineering and maintenance, the college occupies 76,000 sq ft of teaching and workshop space, with specialist…

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ICEE cuts plastic and metal ‘Tommy Soldier’ profiles by waterjet

Using a powerful and accurate waterjet machine tool, manufacturing subcontractor ICEE Managed Services is cutting a range of commemorative World War 1 ‘Tommy Soldier’ profiles and outlines from acrylic plastic and mild steel materials. The work is being done for ICEE’s customer Littlehampton Welding Ltd., a leading UK maker and installer of architectural metalwork and public realm artworks. Littlehampton Welding’s customer is in turn Remembered, a…

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Arts appreciation open to all

Scotland’s first purpose-built Arts Centre is continuing its pioneering tradition by becoming the first such venue in the region to open its doors fully to people with disabilities, and their carers. Macrobert Arts Centre, at the heart of University of Stirling, has opened a Changing Places toilet, supplied and installed by Closomat. It is believed to be the first Arts…

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Smarter approaches for sustainable buildings

By Daniela Pandrea, Director of Connected Services, Honeywell Buildings Solutions Europe  Smart buildings are becoming increasingly popular, gaining attention from facility managers who are under pressure to find new ways of reducing operational costs, improving the experience of the building and meeting sustainability goals. Much of this attention is fuelled by the Internet of Things (IoT) and the growing popularity…

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Keeping Students Safe at University

University campus buildings and student accommodation facilities are complex infrastructures and, with so many security requirements, it can be difficult to keep on top of them and the challenges they impose. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, discusses how to ensure the security and safety of the students of today and tomorrow. Many UK universities treat safety and security…

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CH&CO’s management systems declared ‘first class’ as it retains its IMS accreditations

CH&CO has successfully retained its business certifications in quality management, environmental standards, energy management and health and safety. The independent catering business holds ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications. The auditor was very impressed with how CH&CO’s operational practices comply with its management systems.  His report confirmed that the audit objectives were fully satisfied, and that CH&CO’s integrated…

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Zehnder Group UK opens doors of new Specification Centre in London

Leading indoor climate solutions provider, Zehnder Group UK Ltd, announces the launch of its new Specification Centre incorporating the Bisque showroom in Islington’s prestigious Business Design Centre (BDC). The centre caters for consultants, architects and interior designers, showcasing Zehnder’s range of indoor climate solutions including radiant heating and cooling products, comfort ventilation systems and radiators. The site is an ideal…

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