CRA rewards achievement at Annual General Meeting

Concrete Repair Association members were treated to a display of outstanding achievements at the Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Dinner on 1 November, where a new range of awards was introduced to recognise the innovation, professionalism and dedication of members in 2019, both those new to the industry and those with years of experience.

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‘STAND ALONE’ VENTILATION SOLUTION OPTIMISES OFFSITE CAPABIITIES

As offsite construction growth outstrips traditional methods, Gilberts has introduced a solution that simplifies incorporation of building services.
The company’s MFS (Mistrale Fusion) provides a stand-alone unit, requiring no ductwork or plant, to ensure a comfortable ambient environment within each space- in air quality AND air temperature.
It means one MFS delivers ventilation, cooling and heating as needed, with no external connections. Once on site, annual design consumption of just 34kw per classroom means that Gilberts’ MFS can cost as little as £5*/classroom/year to operate.
Installed through an external façade or window, Mistrale MFS mixes internal and external air to ventilate the internal space. Each MFS unit features a mixing damper within, modulating airflow to allow the new, fresh air to mix with the warm exhaust air, thus utilising its heat without the need for an exchanger. The integrated low energy fan energises to blend the internal air, ensuring an even distribution of airflow, with control over temperature and CO2 levels within, and maintenance of a comfortable internal environment for occupants. An optional LPHW coil delivers a heat boost, obviating the need to incorporate radiators.
In terms of capacity, just 2 no MFS128 or a single MFS256 will service a 55m2 room (equivalent to a 32 pupil classroom achieving the 8litres/sec/person fresh air required by current Department of Education Building Bulletin (BB101) and PBSP guidelines). Each unit also achieves relevant acoustic considerations: its operational ‘noise’ is less than 30dbA.
Gilberts has further taken care to attain compliance with Building Regulations Approved Document L: MFS attains air leakage better than legislative requirements- 5m3/HR/m2, and a U value of 1W/m2/°C.As with all Gilberts’ ventilation solutions, it delivers efficient weather performance via its bespoke louvre system.
“Offsite construction is currently predicted to grow at 30%pa, so there is a significant need for stand-alone building services solutions that facilitate efficient production techniques,” observes Gilberts’ Sales Director Ian Rogers. “MFS is already proven in mainstream construction to deliver a value engineered solution, ensuring an appropriate internal environment for an occupied space.”

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Linde Material Handling provide solution to improve safety on construction sites with new truck

Leading forklift truck manufacturer, Linde Material Handling has launched a new truck which has been designed to improve safety across construction sites.

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HAE MEMBERSHIP GIVES DIAMOND BLADES BUSINESS A CUTTING EDGE

The UK construction industry brings in billions of pounds of new work every month*. The sector relies on tool and equipment hire companies to deliver the kit needed to undertake these projects, so how can suppliers gain a competitive edge in such an important marketplace?

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Casella’s Guardian2 awarded Environmental Protection’s New Product of the Year

Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has been recognised for its innovative Guardian2 Site Boundary Monitor winning Environmental Protection magazine’s New Product of the Year for Air Pollution Control.

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IDOM Paving the Way on Manchester School Project

Leading international engineering company, Idom Merebrook Ltd (IDOM), has started work on a project to clean up and regenerate sites for new academy buildings for two schools in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.
The £45 million programme, which is sponsored by the Department for Education, was established to address the needs of schools urgently requiring repair and to improve the overall standard of school buildings in the UK by creating environments which are conducive to learning.

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HIRE INDUSTRY ORGANISATION IN MAJOR OVERHAUL TO BOOST SERVICES

Hire Association Europe Limited Main Board has announced a major restructuring of its business operation to capitalise on the success of its SafeHire Certification scheme, optimise revenue and improve the efficiency of its training and recruitment services for the specialist tools, plant hire and event hire sector.

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Cygnus alarm system protects next phase of UK’s largest power station

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has been contracted to supply an additional 10 of its renowned wireless alarm systems to the next phase of the UK’s largest power station, Hinkley Point.

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VIDAR – A NEW SECURITY SOLUTION FOR THE HOUSEBUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES

Limitless Security, a leading provider of security solutions for the housebuilding and construction industries, has launched the VIDAR detector.  This standalone, wire-free security system combines motion detection with integrated image verification to help reduce the cost of break-ins, theft and vandalism.  VIDAR is a key part of Limitless Security’s new fixed cost, fully managed service which takes away the headaches and hassles involved in installing, managing and maintaining security equipment on building sites.

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Bull showcases upgraded Cygnus range at FIREX International

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, is preparing to showcase its range of innovative products at FIREX International – an annual event that connects over 17,000 fire safety professionals from across the globe.

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