As a nation, patriotism is something we normally tend to shy away from, unlike our loud and proud American cousins. It seems to be in our collective nature to be self-deprecating and modest about our achievements; it’s just ‘not cricket’ to brag about how successful you are.
Archive for June, 2012
In line with Qatar’s construction development policy, the Qatar Petroleum District development has been designed to minimise its impact on the environment. From the conception of the project, the eco-friendly credentials of the development were paramount. With this in mind, the use of post-tensioning (PT) in the floor slabs of the buildings was identified as a factor which could significantly contribute to this goal.
“Nodes of mass transportation like airports and Metros are the first impression a visitor gets of a country. It is of upmost importance that the design should leave a lasting impression to the user,” George Philip, Area Marketing Director – Area MMA (Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa) DORMA.
Michelle Tuxford is the Yorkshire and Humber Committee Secretary for the Association of Building Engineers (ABE), which has been promoting excellence in the industry since 1925.
Construction Magazine: What does the ABE do and whom does it represent?
Architectural aluminium façade specialist, Technal, has launched its new brise soleil sun shading system in the UK, which provides highly efficient solar control and the highest standards of architectural aesthetics.
Off-site construction specialist Yorkon has been awarded its fifth contract in the healthcare sector by Interserve Construction. The project is also Yorkon’s second scheme at Harrogate District Hospital.
A new Motorway Service Area is opening this summer on the M25, strategically located midway between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. This is being developed and will be both owned and operated by Extra MSA Group. The development provides a new state of the art Motorway Service Area between existing Junctions 9 and 10 at Cobham, Surrey, inclusive of its own new motorway junction.
C.K. Magma, the award-winning brand from C.K. tools, has extended its 28-strong collection of premium fabric storage and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products with the introduction of three sets of highly functional and extremely durable knee pads.
ISO-Chemie has become the first foam sealing tape manufacturer in the world to gain the Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) standard in accordance with ISO 14025 and prEN 15804.
The move follows testing and evaluation of ISO Chemie’s polyurethane and polyethylene foam tapes at the Rosenheim test centre in Germany, which confirmed that the company’s products do not have any negative influences on the environment, particularly during use.
Hubbard Products has supplied a bespoke refrigeration solution for the refurbishment of the kitchens at NHS Freeman Hospital part of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Installed by Northshields based Coolcheck Refrigeration, the system incorporated high efficiency, Hubbard Packaged Scroll condensers, evaporators and personalised control panels. The complete system was designed by Hubbard Products design engineers in answer to a brief issued by Freeman Hospital’s facility managers to Coolcheck Refrigeration.