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  • Chubb Fire Cruises Into New Dock in Liverpool – 24/09/2008 Application

    Chubb Fire is playing its part in making Liverpool home to the world¹s largest cruise liners following the multi-million pound redevelopment and extension of the city’s historic Princes Dock. Chubb Fire is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The company has installed and will service fire alarms and public address (PA) systems throughout the new cruise liner terminal to alert passengers and staff in the event of a fire and ensure their safe evacuation.

  • Longden Blends Tradition with Innovation at Whitley Hall Hotel – 24/09/2008 Application

    Longden doorsets were specified for the recent refurbishment of Whitley Hall Hotel in the north of Sheffield. 300 years ago, Whitley Hall played host to the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots while she was in the custody of the Earl of Shrewsbury at Sheffield Castle. Today, the ivy-clad 16th Century mansion, with its impressive estate and beautiful gardens, is the perfect venue for conferences, weddings and romantic getaways and is recognised by Johannsens, the world’s leading hotel guide.

  • Eight Straight ‘As’ Puts EPS at Top of the Class  – 24/09/2008 Products

    Expanded Polystyrene – the leading insulation material for construction industry applications – has scored the highest A+ summary rating in every one of four different densities tested in the latest and most rigorous BRE Global Green Guide to Specification. This is supported by at least eight ‘straight As’ in each of the separate impact ratings for each EPS density.

  • Thermal Engineering in Construction Takes Centre Stage – 24/09/2008 News

    There might be a lot of hot air talked about rules and regulations but when it comes to energy efficiency in our buildings, there is time, money and effort to be saved through a more collective approach to thermal engineering. The revised Scottish Building Standards introduced last May mean new builds now have to have CO2 emissions that are at least 18% lower than under the previous legislation and there are more stringent rules set to come into force in 2010 and then 2013.

  • Facade Adds Natural Finish to Exclusive Irish Retreat – 24/09/2008 Application

    A stunning façade from James & Taylor has added a luxury finish to exclusive residences at the Park Hotel in Kenmare, County Kerry. James & Taylor, the UK’s leading cladding specialists, worked closely with architects Oppermann Associates using Porcelanosa ceramic tiles to create a beautiful, natural looking façade for the apartments, which are set deep in the lovely Irish countryside.

  • SSL Access Wins Major Contract in Exciting New Glasgow Development – 24/09/2008 Application

    SSL Access, the lifts solutions company, has become a key supplier at one of the West End of Glasgow’s most exciting and prestigious mixed-use developments, the West 11 project on Dumbarton Road close to Partick Cross. The family-owned firm, which is based in the East End of Glasgow, was called in by award-winning developers Crudens to create a wheelchair access package for six units within the development which are designated as workshops.

  • Overhead Doors Ideal for Brighton Audi Dealership – 24/09/2008 Application

    Based at Dyke Road in Brighton, East Sussex, Caffyns Brighton Audi is an authorised dealership which provides both new and used Audi vehicles together with servicing and after sales care. The branch is part of the Caffyns Group which was founded in Eastbourne in 1904 and now boasts 30 garage dealerships throughout Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire with franchises for 13 makes of new cars including such marques as Chevrolet, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover and Volvo.

  • Caddie 14 Will Make Digital Terrain Modelling Easy and Affordable for Everyone – 24/09/2008 Products

    The latest Caddie 14 Professional CAD system, launched worldwide on 30th September 2008, includes a new integrated Digital Terrain Modelling application, designed to make terrain modelling simple, even for the most basic users, and at a cost that brings it within reach of designers everywhere, however large or small the practice. This brand new Caddie application provides designers with the tools to automatically generate three-dimensional models of their sites, create contour maps; section; as well as levelling and carrying out cut and fill operations.

  • Caddie’s New ‘Vio’ Renderer Offers Photorealistic Rendering Based on Proven… – 24/09/2008 Products

    …Lightworks Technology. Caddie ‘Vio’, the latest add-on to the ‘DWG’ based Caddie CAD software, now offers users the chance to produce stunning photorealistic visualisations of their schemes and models inside Caddie using this integrated rendering application. Based around the latest rendering engine from Sheffield based Lightwork Design, market leaders in rendering technology with over 2.5 million installations worldwide, Caddie ‘Vio’ produces visualisations of the highest quality, and offers users the versatility to alter and amend their designs that only a fully integrated solution can provide.

  • Innovative Health & Safety DVDs Set for Wider Audience – 24/09/2008 News

    Construction Industry Publications (CIP) has published two pioneering DVDs aimed at improving health and safety awareness in the construction industry. The short films, commissioned and funded by SGB Group, are being distributed to a wider audience through CIP to help employers communicate key health and safety messages.