Building management

The world’s plastic can now be collected and re-used effectively

The world’s plastic can now be collected and re-used effectively and efficiently by turning it into a concrete aggregate, which is lighter in weight and more durable than conventional concrete. This new aggregate can be used in ­any building application (houses to infrastructure) and will turn any and all planet-destructive plastic waste into a valuable…

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Roofit.solar named Swedish Steel Prize 2019 finalist

The Swedish Steel Prize, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, aims to recognize the good engineering, cooperation and steel innovations that lead to a better and more sustainable world. Roofit.solar, from Estonia, is one of the four finalists for this year’s prize, which will be awarded during a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on November…

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Elkem Silicones renews pan-European distribution agreement with Brenntag

Elkem Silicones announces today its pan-European agreement with Brenntag on the distribution of its comprehensive range of silicones products has been extended for a further five years. The distribution agreement exists since 2014 and includes the sales and marketing of Elkem’s Core and Specialty Fluids for various industries such as Cosmetics, Rubber and Polymers, and…

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Growth for window and door foam sealants in 2020 despite uncertainty

A leading supplier of window and door foam sealing tapes says there will be growth in 2020 despite uncertainty around Brexit and the economic plans of the new Government. Andy Swift, sales and operations manager, UK & ROI for ISO-Chemie, expects the impact of any UK exit from Europe or otherwise to have little impact…

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Kawneer launches a one-stop-shop window solution

LouvreShield provides ventilation and fall protection for tilturn windows A louvre system which provides tilturn windows with fall protection and added ventilation has been launched by Kawneer, the leading UK manufacturer of architectural glazing solutions. LouvreShield has been designed to suite with Kawneer’s super thermally efficient AA®720 and AA®543* open-in windows to give specifiers and…

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Facilities Show 2019: Another successful event

Facilities Show and Smart Buildings Expo provided an insight into the evolving and growing world of smart technology Facilities Show, in association with IWFM, returned to ExCeL London on 18-20 June 2019 for one of its most successful years yet, cementing its position as one of the world’s leading dedicated facilities and field service management…

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Life as we don’t yet know it: Sustainable energy

Implementing a Smart Export Guarantee for solar panel owners from 1st January 2020 could represent a significant step towards creating a cleaner, greener future The new UK plans offer a future of sustainability. The question is, how big of a step? Paul Hutchens, leading green energy advocate and CEO of solar installation specialists Eco2Solar, answers…

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Integrated workplace management

Integrated workplace management Matrix Booking discusses the emerging demands for smart technology in the corporate building sector Workplace booking systems are an inevitable part of corporate life. On a regular basis, everyone in your organisation needs to be able to find a room in which to host a meeting, or at least be able to…

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Construction professionals flood in to become role models to inspire others into sector

Nominations for the annual UK Construction Week (UKCW) Role Models initiative have quadrupled since last year, according to event organisers Media 10. Dozens of construction professionals were among the entrants this Spring, attracted to a scheme which provides a schools contact programme and public platform to professionals of any age and background to share inspiring…

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