STUDOR SHOWS THE WAY TO HEALTH AND HYGIENE IN THE BATHROOM
Whilst unpleasant, a bad smell in the bathroom is not, in itself, dangerous. However, it may indicate a more serious and potentially life-threatening issue. It could mean that the water trap seal – the only barrier between the drainage system and the living space – has been lost, potentially posing serious health risks.
Studor’s Trap-Vent solution, the combination of a water trap and Air Admittance Valve (AAV), can easily be retrofitted to an existing bathroom, and is ideal for small group venting in, for example, hotels, care homes and hospitals. It protects the water trap seal between the drainage system and the room, stopping bad odours and pathogens escaping from empty traps.
JET VAC TECHNOLOGY – TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!
Water jetting and vacuuming technology supplied by Lanes Group, the UK's largest independent drainage specialist, has been used to help build the new physics building at Oxford University – a structure that will be home to some of the world's leading scientists doing cutting edge research – the Beecroft Building.
Lanes was commissioned by principal contractor, Laing O'Rourke, to carry out water jet cleaning of the specialist groundwater drainage system built into the concrete shell of the basement structure.
The drainage system, made up of about 200 metres of 100mm-diameter pipe, feeds groundwater into a well. When the building is operational, a pump will discharge the water into the surface water drainage system.
● Further information from Lanes Group PLC. Web: www.lanesfordrains.co.uk
THE EnviroMonitor SYSTEM: YOUR DATA, YOUR WAY
Prodata Weather Systems, the UK environmental monitoring experts based in Cambridgeshire, have added the impressive new Davis system, EnviroMonitor, to their customer-focused environmental management solutions.
EnviroMonitor is an affordable, flexible and rugged system that monitors and delivers the data you need to manage the key environmental elements when making important decisions for construction sites.
It’s an easy-to-set-up and self-optimising mesh network, consisting of a gateway and number of nodes. You can connect many of the Davis instruments and third-party sensors to any node, including those measuring water level, flow rate, water pressure, wind speed & direction, UV, solar, soil moisture, soil temperature, soil salinity, rainfall, air temperature and air humidity.
VISQUEEN’S NEW GAS BARRIER MEMBRANES PROVIDE THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION
Utilising Visqueen’s advanced barrier technology, the new membranes are the result of an extensive R&D programme and testing regime to ensure the membranes are both the best in class and comply in particular with the exacting requirements of both BS8485:2015 and CIRIA C748.
Visqueen’s comprehensive service also includes the availability of the company’s design specialists to provide bespoke CAD drawings to help with complex detailing on a project.
DOW CORNING® STRUCTURAL GLAZING SEALANT ENABLES MONUMENTAL GLASS SCULPTURE
A monumental new glass sculpture titled Qwalala by American artist Pae White made its debut on 11 May at Le Stanze del Vetro, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, coinciding with the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. It will remain on display until November 2018. The sculpture was supported by Dow High Performance Building and enabled by a proven silicone structural glazing sealant and technical support from Dow Corning Europe S.A.
Qwalala is a 75m-long, 2.4m-high serpentine wall created from thousands of one-of-a-kind, hand-cast glass bricks, and is supported by a steel base and held together entirely by Dow Corning® 993 Structural Glazing Sealant.
DUTYPOINT LAUNCHES NEW CPD ON CHOOSING WATER BOOSTING SYSTEMS
Dutypoint, manufacturer of innovative and efficient water pump systems for construction projects, has launched a new CIBSE approved CPD providing guidance on the specification of cold water boosting solutions.
The new seminar, ‘Cold water boosting: design, sizing and selection’, has been specifically developed for consultants, architects and specifiers at all levels involved in designing water systems in residential or commercial buildings.
In a session lasting around an hour, Dutypoint experts explain scenarios in which boosting solutions can be of particular benefit, such as in high-rise building developments. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of pressure and flow requirements, how to determine appropriate sizing and selection, and mitigate any potential issues.
ARAMARK EARNS NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Aramark is celebrating after being recognised as Best in Facilities Management at the Irish Enterprise Awards. The 2017 Irish Enterprise Awards are designed to celebrate the people and businesses that have provided some of the best products and services across Ireland.
In total, there were approximately 1400 companies nominated and shortlisted. Out of that list, just 20 companies went on to win a coveted award.
The winners were decided through a combination of votes gathered from a network of respected industry partners and rigorous research that carefully scrutinising everything from a nominee's region, to their performance over the past 12 months.
FESTOOL LAUNCHES CYCLE CHALLENGE WITH CHARITY
Festool, the leading supplier of high-end power tools and accessories, has launched a new Cycle Challenge to raise money for the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and to promote lung health to UK tradespeople.
The Cycle Challenge will feature two static Wattbikes that will join Festool’s impressive UK roadshow on its European leg in July. Members of the trade will have the chance to win £500 of Festool prizes if they bike the fastest mile, three miles or five miles.
Featuring Festool’s premium range of tools, the fully equipped truck will also provide visitors the opportunity to receive information, get hands-on with the tools and learn from a team of experts.
● Further roadshow information from Festool. Web: www.festool.co.uk/campaigns/roadshow