Safe and noise free computer room secondary glazed for a worthwhile cause

Caritas Anchor House is based in Newham, one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK. They work with vulnerable groups including those affected by homelessness, unemployment, mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and offending. CRASH, the construction industry charity assists homelessness charities and hospices with their construction projects. They recently supported Caritas Anchor House developing a series of projects…

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Plextek and CNIguard develop new IoT system to prevent manhole cover explosions and fires on city streets

UK engineering and design consultancy, Plextek has been working with US-based CNIguard to develop a new IoT-based system to prevent manhole explosions, primarily caused by bad weather and flooding interacting with aging underground power infrastructures. For example, a mixture of melting snow and road salt can wash into manholes, leading to the electricity cables arcing. In America’s biggest cities, hundreds of service manholes catch fire or explode every year, with the consequences…

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Bureau Veritas calls for greater focus on ‘dropped object prevention’ amid escalating danger

With new statistics revealing the stark danger presented by falling objects, an issue which is being amplified by the UK’s increasingly extreme weather, Bureau Veritas is calling on the construction industry to ensure they have a robust object prevention strategy in place. While much health & safety focus is placed on mitigating the risk of falling at height, the reality…

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Warmer and quieter offices for the Master and Staff

74 Trumpington Street has been upgraded with curved on plan and standard secondary glazing to create quieter and warmer office environments, in line with the College’s overall sustainability plan. In an effort to keep attracting the best scholarly minds and providing the best environments to nurture their excellence, a vision for enhanced learning spaces on the South Side of Mill…

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Lift Breakdowns – Our top 5 recommendations for prevention

Lift breakdowns are troublesome for both building owners and the users of the lift. They are an important means of transporting passengers and goods and are fundamental to maintaining efficient traffic flows inside some of the largest and most complex buildings. When a lift breaks down, building operations can grind to a halt. Every building suffers considerable disruption when a…

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HERALD INTRODUCES ITS BAGASSE RANGE

Quality disposables manufacturer and supplier, Herald is expanding the variety of products it offers in its biodegradable product range by launching a choice of bagasse goods, to sit alongside its selection of biodegradable, paper, single and double wall, 8 oz and 12 oz hot cups, completing its green selection. The bagasse range includes square, round and rectangle plates, in varying…

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Viega’s press connection technology provides modern solution for engineering training facility

Viega has supplied its German engineered press connection technology to the development of a new state-of-the-art engineering centre at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni campus. The construction of the new facility, which will help train the next generation of engineers has utilised Viega’s Profipress copper piping connections as well as the industry first Megapress solution for thick-walled steel tube across the hot…

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