Corus have launched the Part L--SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) Advice Service as part of their ongoing commitment to added value services for the construction industry, available to specifiers through the Colorcoat Connection[R] helpline. The advice line provides specifiers with detailed advice about how the SBEM programme can be used to calculate the C[O.sub.2] emission levels for pre-finished steel clad industrial or commercial buildings. Specifiers can access a free guidance service from recognised industry experts. The service is at www.colorcoat-online.com.
We detonated two explosive charges against this glass facade. The first equivalent to a lorry bomb; then shortly after a second blast equivalent to a car bomb. It passed both. Wrightstyle is proud to announce the world's first multi pane glass and glazing system to be tested against the very worst that could happen. The curtain wall system includes stunning features: externally flush facade, internal 60mm sight lines, large span capacity, and all achieved with only 17mm glass edge cover.
Hacel Network is a suspended modular lighting system which invites architects and designers to combine creative compositions with practicality. Components feature a punched geometric design and returned edge profile for rigidity and cable concealment. Luminaires are pre-wired to termination points for simple installation and integrate seamlessly to provide comprehensive lighting solutions in a choice of energy efficient light sources.
Wembley Park Underground Station was extended and modernised to serve the Wembley National Stadium and area. Pascall+Watson Architects designed a scheme greatly increasing the passenger throughput and facilities. SAS International's Tubeline system was specified for the public concourse areas. These are semi-external spaces where ceilings are exposed to dust and high levels of humidity. The ceiling had to be low maintenance. SAS's durable Tubeline system consists of 50mm diameter extruded aluminium tubes with powder-coated finish.
A modular pull handle and locking system, K-Lock is to be distributed in the UK by Hafele. K-lock is in 316L grade stainless steel for internal or external use and in a variety of tube diameters and lengths to suit pivoting or sliding doors in materials including glass, wood, PVC and steel. K-Lock comes in satin and bright stainless finishes, or RAL colours. For single or back to back fixing, opposing K-Lock handles on back to back door installations are linked by horizontal tubular cross struts carrying standard Euro profile cylinder locks secured by a steel dead bolt.
Flowcrete has pioneered a system that creates a durable shiny floor finish. It has developed a method of using the floor finish Peran SL, with a high-performance sealer, to create an extra glossy surface. Colour and shine--Peran SL comes in a wide range of shades from vibrant primary colours through to pastel hues--can be brought to any floorzone. The flooring system was installed at a prestigious location in Sydney, Australia--a project that involved the renovation of an existing facility into a suite of offices in Australia Square, a prime office development in the city centre.
Croydon's first PFI education development integrating education, leisure and support facilities includes civic facilities in the same complex. Architects Penoyre & Prasad selected SAS metal ceiling tiles to use in all classroom, office and circulation areas, and parts of the public library, to provide a good acoustic absorption co-efficient and a robust solution for these particular areas. The facility has been designed to provide a stimulating environment for both formal and independent learning, and provides a range of integrated public learning services 'under one roof.
IES has launched an online training course to complement its provision of low-cost training courses in Part L1 and Part L2 compliance. All training sessions can be booked online (www.iesve.com) or by contacting IES on 0141 945 8500.
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|Publication:||The Architectural Review|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2006|
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