An award-winning city centre regeneration project in Wakefield is one of the first applications of a new addition to Technal’s MX aluminium curtain walling suite – the MX62 option developed to accommodate larger dimensions and maximise natural light.
Archive for August, 2011
Award-Winning Regeneration Scheme is One of 1st Applications of Technal’s New Curtain Walling OptionAugust 2011 in News by Publisher
YORKON AWARDED £7m CONTRACT FOR 1st NUCLEAR ACTIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY BUILDING TO BE BUILT USING MODULAR CONSTRUCTIONAugust 2011 in News by Publisher
A new partnership led by off-site construction specialist, Yorkon, has been awarded the contract to design, build and fit out a £9m laboratory building at Dounreay in Thurso, Scotland. This project is the first Active Analysis Laboratory for the nuclear industry to be built using modular construction.
A new sixth form centre has arrived on site at Wymondham High School in Norfolk. The scheme has been constructed using a highly sustainable recycled modular building from Foremans Relocatable Building Systems.
Leading manufacturer of structural insulated panels, Unilin Systems, has supplied the University of Ghent with factory-built thermally efficient sandwich panels for its E-cube project; a step towards affordable DIY housing that is solar-powered.
With the recent introduction of the Government’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Scheme, aiming to accelerate the take up of renewable energy technologies, the UK Solar Photovoltaics (PV) market is set for significant growth, offering substantial opportunities to installers of solar systems.
The highly engineered Wicona Wictec 50 roof glazing system is now available in the UK. Developed in Germany, this provides a highly efficient solution for glazed roofs which has been used extensively internationally on a wide range of technically challenging projects.
CoBaCo Group, owners of the ATG Access brand & business units, announced today that they have sold the exclusive distribution rights and manufacturing licence for North America to Ameristar Security Products (A Division of Ameristar Corp.) a Tulsa registered Corporation.
Henry Boot’s New Standyby Power System from shentongroup Keep its Offices Functioning During Power OutageAugust 2011 in News by Publisher
A new standby power system supplied to Henry Boot Construction by shentongroup has already started to benefit the company by protecting their HQ during a recent two hour mains power failure. The state of the art system supported the buildings essential services including Email and web server, computers, telecoms and lighting.
One of the most remarkable and unusual structures to be built in the UK for many years is now taking shape on the Olympic Park in London, and is gaining from the use of Layher stairtowers to provide multi-personnel access during its construction. The ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, is being constructed by Team Orbit who, in turn, have appointed GBG Construction to provide the access scaffold – at the heart of which more than 40 x 2m high aluminium stair flights from Layher form a staircase that rises to almost 85 metres of the structure’s overall 115 metre height.
Following a recent report from the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB), which challenges official guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on sunscreen usage, industry leading roofing provider Marley Eternit reveals that almost 90 percent of UK construction workers could be putting themselves at serious risk by using the wrong factor protection.