COAST & COUNTRY HOUSING CHOOSE MULTI-SENSOR ALARMS FOR THEIR ENHANCED FEATURES
Aico’s premium Ei2110e Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm is being specified for all 10,000 Coast and Country Housing properties to provide the best fire response for tenants.Established in 2001, Coast and Country Housing is the largest registered housing provider in Redcar and Cleveland, with estates located in a diverse range of urban areas, seaside resorts and rural villages. Aico’s mains powered Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm Ei2110e contains two sensor types, optical and heat, to constantly monitor smoke and heat levels through its intelligent detection software. This sensor information alters the alarm’s sensitivity and trigger points, automatically providing the best response to all fire types and reduces potential false alarms.
AQS AND PANTON MCLEOD LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP
AQS Environmental Solutions is working in partnership with UK water quality engineering specialist, Panton McLeod, to deliver innovative clean water solutions in Ireland.The partnership provides clean water suppliers with faster, more cost-effective and safer methodologies for surveying, cleaning and repairing reservoirs and clean water pipelines.It gives clean water suppliers access to Panton McLeod's PM88 system that allows reservoirs to be cleaned and returned to service quickly and safely, as well as removing the risk of cryptosporidium contamination.The PM88 system has been used to clean a 100-megalitre reservoir in the Dublin area, with the project completed in two weeks, compared with the six weeks it would have taken conventional mechanical cleaning.
● Further information from AQS Environmental Solutions – part of Lanes Group. Tel: 0800 526 488. Web: www.lanesgroup.com
ADVANCED AXIS EN SYSTEM PROTECTS STUDENTS AT SOFIA UNIVERSITY
An industry-leading fire system from Advanced has been selected to protect the world-renowned Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at Bulgaria’s Sofia University. A recent upgrade of the fire systems at the Faculty was specified and installed by long-time Advanced partner, FireTech Engineering Ltd. Advanced Axis EN panels were installed in the building at the core of a network that includes smoke detectors, call point and a conventional zone module.In total, 491 field devices, including photoelectric smoke detectors, wall sounders and call points have been installed at the Faculty on a high-speed panel network. The system has been designed so it can be expanded and upgraded as needed in the future.
● Further information from Advanced. Web: www.advancedco.com
CNG STRENGTHENS CAPITAL LINKS WITH O'SHEA COMPLETIONS
The Energy Connections team at leading supplier and shipper of commercial gas, CNG Ltd, has completed works on a trio of landmark contracts with London construction specialists O’Shea Group Ltd.,whose work across the City comprises a range of commercial projects and luxury housing developments. CNG has delivered a full suite of Energy Connections services to three major projects; construction of 160 apartments at Canary Gateway, a 23-storey apartment block, The Pump House and retail development, The Oaks.Energy Connections is a rapidly expanding area of CNG’s service portfolio, offering everything from design, planning and installation of networks, to delivery of new gas mains, relocation of existing facilities and bespoke solutions.
GAME SET AND MATCH FOR WIMBLEDON COURT NO.1
Award-winning innovators in light gauge steel, EOS Facades, were appointed to design and manufacture a new open/close roofing solution for Court No.1 at Wimbledon Tennis & Croquet Club. The bespoke roofing system will provide protection for players and 26,500 spectators, minimising disruption and reducing potential loss of income during inclement weather. EOS designed two walls to envelop the entire circumference of Court No 1. The inner wall was completed in April, and the outer wall is scheduled for construction later this year following the 2017 Championships.The project was entered in to the 2017 Offsite Construction Awards – Best Use of Steel category which will take place on 13 June in London.
● Further information from EOS Facades. Web: www.eos-facades.co.uk
LUCIDEON RELEASES NEW OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION TESTING WHITE PAPER
Lucideon, the international materials development and commercialisation organisation, has released a new white paper entitled ‘Offsite Construction: The Relevance of Full Scale Testing’.Written by Dr Geoff Edgell, Director and Principal Consultant at Lucideon, the paper discusses the benefits of testing whole structures, as opposed to independently testing the elements that make up a structure. Dr Edgell draws upon his years of experience in the construction industry, and recent trends seen in the Lucideon structural testing laboratories, to deliver case study examples that support his argument.Lucideon provides materials development, testing and analysis services to a wide range of industries, including construction.
SHEFFIELD’S TALLEST BUILDING UPGRADED WITH AVIRE LCD DISPLAYS
Residents of the tallest building in Sheffield have had their lift experience improved thanks to LCD displays from Avire. As part of an ongoing refurbishment programme, Curti Lift Services has completed installation work and all 33 floors of St Paul’s Tower now feature an E-Motive C1L display.The C1L is a colour LCD display which supports picture and text content. The display includes a power-saving feature that turns off the backlight when the lift is in idling mode. The C1L’s slim profile makes it particularly suitable for surface mounting in modernisation projects. The display is available in sizes of 3.5, 4.3, 5.6, 7, 8 and 10.4 inches.
● Further information from Avire Ltd, Unit 1, The Switchback, Gardener Road, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 7RJ. Contact: Matt Davies. Tel: 01628 621947. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.avire-global.com
AICO EXPANDS TRAINING FACILITIES
Aico Ltd., the market leader in residential Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms in the UK, has expanded its training and support services for customers, including two new Mobile Training & Demonstration Units plus an extended Centre of Excellence at Aico’s premises in Shropshire.Aico’s new fully fitted Mobile Training & Demonstration vehicles enable the company to deliver detailed product and alarm technology information, plus its CPD-accredited Expert Installer training, right to customers’ doors. Information boards on all Aico technologies, such as RadioLINK+ and AudioLINK, and alarm ranges – with fully functional product attached – are installed within the units, along with a virtual tour of the manufacturing process in Shannon, Ireland.
GETAC LAUNCHES THE ZX70 FULLY RUGGED TABLET FOR MOBILE FIELD PROFESSIONALS
Getac has unveiled the ZX70, a 7” fully rugged Android tablet engineered to meet the growing needs of mobile transportation and field service professionals. The ZX70 is IP67 and MIL-STD 810G-certified and features best in class battery life, designed for comfortable one-handed use in remote and challenging environments.The ZX70 is powered by the Android 6.0 operating system and features a 7” inch IPS, sunlight-readable display. Its familiar interface makes the tablet easy to use while providing access to millions of existing apps on the Google Play store and, because it runs on the Android platform, custom apps can be developed for download and use.
STO SOLUTIONS CHOSEN TO PROTECT MAJOR NEW SCOTTISH HOSPITAL
Some 20,000 square metres of external wall insulation provided by Sto Ltd, has been used on the largest new hospital campus in Europe, along with a range of different Sto render finishes. The Sto products have been used to clad sections of the new 1,677-bed Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus, in Glasgow’s Govan district.The StoTherm Vario M system was applied to a supporting rail framework, creating a drainage cavity which provides the wall structure with a secondary line of defence from the effects of the weather. The system was finished with StoLotusan – the only render that incorporates Sto’s patented Lotus-Effect® which creates a unique microstructure surface.
● Further information from Sto. Tel: 0141 892 8000. Web: www.sto.co.uk
SYKES PUMPS HELPS GATWICK SCHEME FLY TO AN EARLY FINISH
Sykes Pumps provided six pumps to assist stabilisation works on the banks of the River Mole in West Sussex to prevent the breaching of the embankment of one Gatwick Airport’s run off water ponds.Gatwick Pond E collects run off water from the runway, which is released into the River Mole downstream. Sykes Pumps supplied four 12” Super Wispaset 300 Super Silenced Pumps, in line with contracted Civil engineering specialist, Suttle Projects’, specification, and then a GP80 3” diesel pump and a Super Wispaset 100 4” pump, which were used to address any water seeping through the dam at each end of the work area.
STOKVIS MODUPAK HEATS RAIL DEPOT INSPECTION PITS
The Network Rail Tyseley depot in Birmingham has fulfilled a crucial maintenance role as part of the UK's railway network for many years, with facilities for the overhaul and repair of locomotives. And just as the trains it services have changed over the decades, the depot's own plant and equipment required updating, with an advanced Modupak R40 Series Boiler arrangement from Stokvis Energy Systems now having been installed in place of the redundant Boilers.After site meetings and discussions between Stokvis Energy Systems and Network Rail, the requirements were assessed and the heat load for the new boilers determined. The Stokvis R40 Series Modupak was identified as being the ideal solution.
● Further information from Stokvis Energy Systems. Tel: 020 8783 3050. Web: www.stokvisboilers.com