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FIRETHERM PUBLICATION EXPLAINS FIRE STOPPING WITHIN PROPERTIES
A new 32-page brochure from Firetherm, a tremco illbruck brand, provides industry professionals with full details on the manufacturer's range of products and services for protecting construction movement joints, gaps and service penetrations.
Not only does the Firetherm range, which is profiled in the guide, comply with relevant EU and international regulations, many products also feature Optifire, the company's guaranteed traceability technology. This ensures products can be identified once installed, helping inspectors confirm compliance to specifications.
Firetherm has assisted numerous developers, designers and main contractors with supplying and installing fire-stopping solutions for major projects. Amongst the most widely used of the products described in the guide are Intubatt,Intumastic and Intucollar plastic pipe collars.
• Further information from tremco illbruck. Web: www.tremco-illbruck.co.uk
HELIFIX BIM OBJECT LIBRARY LAUNCHED
Helifix has launched a BIM object library to support the industry’s transition to digital building modelling. Available to download from the Helifix website or the NBS National BIM Library, these revit format BIM objects allow Helifix products to be easily incorporated into a 3D building model and its associated component database.
Offered as part of the NBS portfolio, users can be confident each file has been quality-checked by the Helifix and NBS teams, catalogued in line with the National Building Specification and is designed to work seamlessly with the BIM specification tool NBS Create, as well as being compatible with COBie spreadsheets.
RAVATHERM UK BOOSTS ECO-CREDENTIALS OF POLYFOAM™ XPS
Ravatherm UK has boosted the environmental credentials of its POLYFOAM™ extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation, achieving a BRE Certified Green Guide rating of A+ for all products manufactured at its Hartlepool factory.
The certification adds to a series of independent accreditations, which demonstrate that POLYFOAM™ XPS meets the highest environmental standards. The insulation has already achieved a BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products certification and has been issued Product-Specific Type 111 Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) through BRE’s EN 15804 EPD Verification Scheme for products in the POLYFOAM Extra and Standard range.
Free from ozone depleting materials, and 100% recyclable, POLYFOAM™ XPS was the first extruded polystyrene product range to be independently assessed by BRE.
• Further information from Ravatherm UK. Web: www.ravatherm.co.uk
LEICA GEOSYSTEMS ALLOWS REAL-TIME, IN-PICTURE 3D MEASUREMENT WITH THE BLK3D
Leica Geosystems, part of global leader in digital solutions, Hexagon AB, has introduced another industry-first solution in its BLK line: the Leica BLK3D, a hand-held device that allows instant and accurate in-picture 3D measurement.
Its edge-computing capabilities eliminate the need for network connections or cloud services, ensuring building engineers can make faster decisions within their daily workflow and increase productivity.
Equipped with a wide variety of advanced technical features, the BLK3D represents a modern and compact measuring system which facilitates the democratisation of reality capture – making exclusive technologies available to a wide variety of professionals.
• For more information and reservations visit: www.BLK3D.co.uk
STOKVIS R600 EVOLUTION RANGE BOILERS SELECTED FOR WALSALL SCHOOL’s SUMMER UPGRADE
Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, now benefits from new Stokvis Evolution boilers
The summer holiday period presents an ideal window for M&E companies to carry out critical maintenance and replacement work within education premises, with West Midlands-based Lord Combustion Services completing the installation of three Stokvis Evolution boilers at a school in Walsall last August.
Lord Combustion was subsequently awarded the contract to carry out the work and installed a trio of R602 Evolution boilers within the school's plant room. The upgrade to the heating system not only improves energy performance and reduces future maintenance requirements, but also features one of the manufacturer's GCD044 BARE plate heat exchangers to provide separation from the very old existing heating circuits.
• Further information from Stokvis Energy Systems. Tel: 020 8733 3050. Web: www.stokvisboilers.com