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Selectaglaze and Pilkington support CRASH with secondary glazing for new computer room

Selectaglaze and Pilkington support CRASH with secondary glazing for new computer room

Selectaglaze Ltd

Selectaglaze helps create and enhance a computer suite at London homelessness charity, Caritas Anchor House as part of their on-going relationship with the CRASH charity. CRASH Chief Executive, Francesca Roberts contacted Selectaglaze asking if they would be willing to donate secondary glazing for the computer suite at Caritas Anchor House. Selectaglaze was happy to contribute and involved Pilkington with them donating the fire-resistant glass to support the installation. Three Series 40 units with 10mm Pyrodur fire-rated glass were installed, which has a beaded fixed frame system offering 30 minute fire integrity protection.
Computer Science Building, Queen's University Belfast

Computer Science Building, Queen's University Belfast

Vanceva

Multicoloured Vanceva laminate has been utilized both externally and internally in this redevelopment of the Bernard Crossland Building. The exterior has been adorned with Vanceva laminate fins to produce a facade that is striking in both sunlight and when illuminated at night. The brightly colored laminate theme continues internally producing a modern facility for over 1000 students and staff. Queen's University Vice Chancellor professor, Patrick Johnston said "This state-of-the-art facility will contribute to the vision of the ICT Industry in Northern Ireland to be a world class centre for ICT excellence." GlasSeal are proud to have supplied the toughened, HST laminate utilizing Eastman's Vanceva to this landmark building in the centre of Belfast.
Isaac Newton Building, Lincoln

Isaac Newton Building, Lincoln

Technal

The extended structure of the Isaac Newton Building in Lincoln houses the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics which offer unrivalled scientific and engineering facilities for students. This includes new seminar rooms and computer labs in addition to state-of-the-art technology and research rooms, complete with a semi-anechoic chamber.Playing a significant role in creating the curved appearance of the building was our visible grid aluminium curtain walling. This durable and versatile system can be applied to flat or faceted facades and is available in a choice of glazing gaskets and larger glass sizes. Aluminium windows were also installed throughout the building for modern design and complete weather protection.
Castle Rock School

Castle Rock School

Briggs Amasco Ltd

The client Leicestershire County Council has placed sustainability at the top of their agenda for it’s new school programme, hence the reason for selecting an EPDM system capable of being recycled. In addition to laying insulation to a thickness of 180 mm the rooflights were connected to a central computer system ensuring the most effective and environmentally friendly provision of ventillation.
Rockfon offer high-performing intelligent acoustic solutions

Rockfon offer high-performing intelligent acoustic solutions

Rockfon

The Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick is one of the biggest campus libraries in Ireland and one of the most digitally advanced in the world. The €30m project includes a 7,600sqm extension and new facilities that offer students advanced computing, collaboration and communication spaces. Acoustic ceilings from Rockfon® are fitted throughout and play a pivotal role in helping the university realise its vision.
Mechanical smoke & passive ventilation at Beacon Tower

Mechanical smoke & passive ventilation at Beacon Tower

D+H UK

Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd have supplied a mechanical smoke ventilation system to Beacon Tower, a recently renovated block of residential flats in Bristol. Mechanical smoke ventilation is a Fire Engineered Solution, designed to speedily remove smoke from common areas such as corridors and lobbies. It is a very efficient solution proven to work by using a design system known as CFD Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Teckentrup - Data Centre Experts

Teckentrup - Data Centre Experts

Teckentrup UK Ltd

When people think of data centres, the first things that come to mind are telecommunication providers and cloud operators such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google, or streaming service suppliers such as Netflix, who rely on large computing capacities. However, data centres are of great importance for the over-all future viability of commercial enterprises and society as a whole, because the digital infrastructure has long since become a central focus and is the starting point for all considerations regarding new company ventures. 
Van Marcke Belgium - Solar Shading

Van Marcke Belgium - Solar Shading

Duco Ventilation & Sun Control NV

Architectural solar shading combats overheating and contributes to a comfortable indoor climate in Van Marcke's new office building. Vertically installed aluminium DucoSun Wing louvre blades provide an answer in combating overheating. At the same time, they provide added architectural cachet structurally. These wing-shaped louvre blades act as an extra shell for the curtain wall. They cut out the sunlight, thus preventing the interior temperature from rising too high on hot days. Annoying reflections on computer screens are thus definitely a thing of the past.
Expona Flow installed at Staffordshire University

Expona Flow installed at Staffordshire University

Polyflor Ltd

Concrete effect Expona Flow PUR sheet vinyl flooring was used to create a contemporary interior design scheme at Staffordshire University’s Mellor Building in Stoke-on-Trent. The £4.5 million project to refurbish the top three floors of the Mellor Building, home to the Schools of Computing and Engineering, is part of a £40 million project to improve Staffordshire University's Stoke-on-Trent campuses. Installed by Westcotes Flooring Ltd contractors, the Dark Grey Concrete design used in break out and study areas inside the Mellor Building is from the Expona Flow Concrete collection of heterogeneous vinyl flooring.
University of Birmingham Library

University of Birmingham Library

SAS International Ltd

Associated Architects chose SAS International to provide the high acoustic and finishing touches to the UoB academic interior fit-out. Anodised gold cladding and bulkheads were selected to encase the atrium lift-shafts, the main staircase and highlighting the university crest on the 4th floor. Three additional acoustic treatments for open soffit areas were specified over computer clusters and lounge spaces. SAS500 baffles and bespoke ring shaped and circular rafts were designed and manufactured by SAS to fulfil this requirement. The architects have effectively linked elements of the build to the next tying the theme of regency with modern amenities.
Teeside University - Greig Building

Teeside University - Greig Building

Polyroof Products Ltd

Teesside University’s Greig Building, named in honour of the founding father of computer science Bill Greig, is the home of the university’s Computer and Mathematical Sciences Studies department. When the aged bituminous roof coverings had shown failures including splits, blow holes and crazing, it was of paramount importance that a waterproofing solution could be provided as quickly as possible to prevent the risk of water damage and disruption.The university’s site maintenance team turned to Polyroof for a solution, which started with a detailed survey of the three roof areas totalling 750m2.Polyroof’s Protec System, a hybrid polymer liquid system with extremely fast curing and installation times, was chosen as the ideal solution for the project. Due to its fully cold-applied application the works could be carried out during the university’s term times, without having to wait for closure periods between semesters.Works began with the existing asphalt and felt coverings being made good where required, including the levelling and filling of blow holes and cracks with Polyroof Structural Repair Mortar. Next the surfaces were thoroughly cleaned and degreased to provide a sound substrate for the new waterproofing system.A bespoke specification was put together based on the findings from the Polyroof Survey Report that provided a comprehensive set of recommendations, including remedial instruction for many problematic roof details. With the peace of mind and satisfaction that the various problems on the roof would be solved through Polyroof’s proposals, the client progressed with a tender process that resulted in a successful application by Polyroof Approved Contractor BBR Roofing Ltd.
An Excellent Example of Best Practice in Built-Up Felt Roofing Design and Installation

An Excellent Example of Best Practice in Built-Up Felt Roofing Design and Installation

IKO PLC

Cherwell Secondary School in Oxford is a high-profile project in a prominent setting. IKO were given complete responsibility for the specification and planning of the building’s 2000m² flat roofing system.The school had severe problems with water ingress for a number of years. Water ingress was causing major damage and disruption to the school, including damage to computers. Some classrooms had to be closed during bad weather. The roof features many valley gutters and rooflights. IKO was invited to inspect the roof and supply a suitable specification.As fire resistance was a key consideration, the roof consists of a built-up felt roofing system based on IKO Ultra Prevent membranes featuring graphite firewall technology.
Sculptural Curves at One Blackfriars

Sculptural Curves at One Blackfriars

Armourcoat Ltd

Armourcoat’s Sculptural three-dimensional wall finish features in the ground floor foyer at One Blackfriars residential tower in London’s South Bank. The building designed by Simpson Haugh and Partners is a compelling architectural achievement, with a stunning arc of glass taking inspiration from Sarpaneva’s Lansetti II vase.Inside the building the curves continue with a vast, immaculate resident foyer and lift lobby by London based luxury interior design studio, Goddard Littlefair. With their signature quality and attention to detail it provides the feeling of a five-star hotel entrance. Armourcoat’s seamless ‘Fluted’ Sculptural design was specified by the studio for the flanking feature walls to provide a sense of scale and grandeur on entering the space.Armourcoat Sculptural wall designs are created using a combination of traditional hand sculpting and computer aided design to ensure total accuracy during installation whilst retaining the essence of hand crafting. The panels are mineral based and incorporate up to 30% post-consumer recycled content. They are non-toxic and completely non-combustible. Once the panels are installed, each design can be finished in a range of decorative surface finishes. Photography by Franklin & Franklin
Durham University

Durham University

Proteus Facades

A careful combination of A2 fire rated soffit panels, rainscreen cladding and mesh screens from Proteus Facades has helped band together the impressive new £42m Sciences Centre at Durham University. Based within the grounds of the Upper Mountjoy Campus, the new Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science building has been developed to create synergy between the two departments, which have been earmarked for significant growth within the Durham University Strategy – 2017-2027. The building features state-of-the-art teaching facilities and office space, including a specialist IT Lab with a designated server room, a 120-seat tiered lecture theatre and tutorial rooms. While a café and breakout spaces, as well as four enclosed courtyards make up the communal areas. Creating a bright space for students, staff and visitors to meet and relax, Proteus Facades manufactured striking 2.0mm Aluminium Proteus IP interlocking planks with a PPC Traffic White Matte (RAL 9016) finish for use on the façades of the four internal courtyards. GSS Architecture chose the Proteus IP aluminium PPC in Traffic White because it accentuates and reflects natural light creating an enhanced ambience in the teaching spaces that face onto the courtyards, whilst complementing the glass curtain walling system.
STUDENT ACCOMODATION - Stay Club Uses Be-Tech Electronic Locksets

STUDENT ACCOMODATION - Stay Club Uses Be-Tech Electronic Locksets

Securefast Limited

Be-Tech electronic door sets have been fitted on two new developments in London, known as “The Stay Club” which are student accommodation blocks for international students visiting the UK and located near to tube stations and amenities.The Kentish Town development is a seven-story building with 353 bedrooms, consisting of single, twin and multiple occupancy rooms all fitted with the Be-Tech door sets and using the Virtual Network software wirelessly linked to the main frame computer terminal in the reception. The building provides students with a cinema, disco, gym and spacious social areas, with card readers to control access, all linked to the Be-Tech system.Using the Virtual Network system means that user cards are issued at the reception and the card when in contact with the lockset will override the previous user card.Also fitted in the lifts are readers to permit access via the lifts to each floor, for additional security each landing has a card reader to only allow authorized user cards into each landing.The Colindale development is nineteen-story building with 576 bedrooms again fitted with the Be-Tech Electronic lockset, virtual software and readers fitted to each lift and landing.Both sites use AEM10002 Monitored Electro-magnetic Locks with the card readers and each bedroom is fitted with an energy saver.The management on both sites are delighted with the flexibility of the system, the ease in programming and issuing of cards.
New Clement steel windows for leading independent school

New Clement steel windows for leading independent school

Clement Windows Group

St Mary’s School in Calne, Wiltshire, is a leading UK independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18. It was founded in 1873 by local vicar, The Reverend John Duncan, who believed that the daughters of the town’s Anglican families at the time lacked access to a wide-ranging education. The school moved to the current site in 1907 and over the years as the school grew, nearby properties were bought and new buildings were established.Clement Windows Group was chosen to manufacture and install almost 40 new steel windows to replace the original steel windows on the front and gable ends of the Plumer Wing which comprises classrooms for music, computing, Religious Education and art. Windows from the EB20 steel window range were chosen and these were polyester powder coat painted RAL 7016 (Anthracite Grey) instead of white like the original windows.This was the second phase of work for Clement who had previously manufactured the steel windows for the rear elevations of the building. The school acted as the main contractor and CDM lead for the job and Clement was the sole contractor on site. The project was completed to programme and budget during a break from the school term with minimum disruption to the school overall.Bob Lunn, Director of Estates at St Mary’s said “The installation of 83 high quality Clement windows, which were installed in two phases during 2021 and 2022, have significantly enhanced the aesthetics and environmental efficiency of this building. Installation was very efficiently completed by Clement operatives within the specified installation timeframes.”
Ventrolla | Gants Hill Library | Ilford, London

Ventrolla | Gants Hill Library | Ilford, London

Ventrolla Sash Window Specialists

Victorian Library receives perimeter sealing system and sash window repair by VentrollaKEY FEATURES: COMMERCIAL, SASH WINDOWS, PUBLIC BUILDING, RENOVATION, VENTROLLA PERIMETER SEALING SYSTEM (VPSS), VICTORIAN.Ventrolla leant a hand with the renovation at Gants Hill Library, Ilford, repairing 12 period timber windows.The work formed part of a major refurbishment project overseen by Ongar-based construction company, Bolt & Heeks Ltd. The project took three months to complete and involved extensive repairs to the building’s original art deco features, including a number of architectural glass roof lights and the parquet flooring.Paula Garsdon, Marketing Manager for Bolt & Heeks, said:“The library dates back to 1938 and it was important to carry out maintenance work in a way that was sympathetic to its origins. We liaised closely with the Borough’s Conservation Officer and carefully selected partners, including Ventrolla, who specialise in dealing with historic buildings.”“The library has been refurbished throughout and this, together with the renovated windows, creates a comfortable and welcoming environment for visitors to enjoy.”Gants Hill is the oldest library in the London Borough of Redbridge. Now reopened to the public, it features new study areas, an additional eight computer terminals, wi-fi access in the reading room and new themed areas for children and teenagers.Ventrolla offers a bespoke renovation service for timber sliding sash and casement windows as well as timber doors. Its unique Perimeter Sealing System significantly improves the window’s performance and energy efficiency.Ventrolla's central office is in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with regional Ventrolla offices located throughout the UK and Ireland.
𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗢𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗘𝗙 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗦

𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗢𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙 𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗘𝗙 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗦

Abbey Protect

The Head of Security at a prominent London University was faced with key security issues when the organisation took over the security of an old building. The large ground floor building led directly onto a public pavement and housed academic and research staff with valuable computer equipment. The Security Team needed to find a way of securing the building, especially the large windows, without replacing them entirely.Bernadette Duncan (MBE) Chief Operating Officer of AUCSO explained the options they looked into:“We considered installing bars on the windows but did not want the building to look like a jail block or draw attention to it. The staff were also concerned about the sunlight on the south facing side of the building, so we would also need to install blinds. After looking at several options we selected 𝐒𝐄𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐒® as the best option to maximise security, as well as giving the occupants the option to use the blinds on sunny days.”Bernadette went on to explain the other benefits of 𝐒𝐄𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐒®:“From the public side, the blinds looked like normal vertical blinds, so did not draw attention as a highly protected building or a potential target for thieves. In the evening when the lights were on, the blinds could be closed to provide privacy and at night time could be locked to provide a secure screen against vandalism or a forced entry. It was the ideal solution for us.“The 𝐒𝐄𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐒® team measured the windows and manufactured them for a bespoke fit. The delivery and installation timings were agreed and everything was fitted in time for the building to be occupied. The blinds gave the staff the required feeling of privacy and security, without feeling barred in. A great product which suited the building and a good team behind them.”Bernadette Duncan (MBE) Chief Operating Officer of AUCSO
Canary Wharf Crossrail

Canary Wharf Crossrail

3A Composites GmbH

At the beginning of this millennium, the great architects of the 70s, 80s and 90s, such as Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid, still dominated architecture in Great Britain. This architecture is often simply referred to as high-tech architecture, not because of any similarities in style but due to its use of computer-aided technology reminiscent of design processes in the automotive industry. Hadid’s parametric and seemingly organic buildings are very different from the buildings by Rogers and Foster, which often are technological structures, composed of a series of modular elements. One example is Canary Wharf Crossrail Station and its accompanying pedestrian bridge by Foster + Partner and Adamson Associates. Individual elements are connected to form complex architecture. The station itself is a 250-metre-long and seven-storey-high cylindrical structure, a masterpiece of engineering. The whole building is set in the hollow of the docklands harbour with four storeys submerged underwater. One distinctive feature is the roof construction: short wooden beams are linked by steel nodes to form triangles and create a load bearing structure for inflated cushions and glazed sections. At ground level, there is a long landscaped park or roof garden, offering views of glossy office blocks. Linking the office towers with the station is a footbridge. It too comprises modular elements of bent and folded ALUCOBOND® and looks so dynamic and futuristic that you could expect underground trains to rush through it instead of just pedestrians. All in all, this utopian-looking architecture is a statement of faith in the future, in London, a city beset by economic crisis, terror attacks and Brexit. Today, very disparate architectural styles are being created by numerous successful architecture offices in London. What many of them have in common is that their design concept is still characterised by the use of parametric or modular elements.Project: Canary Wharf Crossrail, London | UKArchitect: Adamson Associates, London | UKFabricator: Booth Muirie Ltd | UKInstaller: Astec Projects Ltd, Reading | UK + Lakesmere Ltd, Winchester | UKFaçade System: Special constructionYear of Construction: 2014Product: ALUCOBOND® solid & metallic colours White 16Photos: Richard Gooding
Education Seating: Abacws Building, Cardiff University

Education Seating: Abacws Building, Cardiff University

Race Furniture Ltd

Cardiff University……wanted to bring together the School of Computer Science and Informatics and the School of Mathematics into one world-leading facility. The building was designed in collaboration with students and academic staff to create interdisciplinary, flexible, and creative workspaces with innovative teaching areas being key.The SolutionWe were brought in to create two lecture theatres for the new building. The first was to be a space that facilitated group working which was also work as a space that students could use to study and complete work outside of lecture hours. Of course, our award-winning CONNECT seating was the best option for this space. We were able to create a learning space that fully encourages collaboration and interaction that students would enjoy using both in and out of lectures. The space had 121 seat places, 4 of which were tip-up seating that would allow create space for wheelchairs when required. Power and data points were also built in to the desks ensuring students could stay connected while using the space.The main lecture theatre used our Montpellier seating to create a traditional learning environment, that had comfort at it’s core. We worked with the client to create their vision of a pattern using colours that corresponded to the number chain phi (The Golden Ratio – 1.61803 39887 49894 84820 45868 34365 63811 77203 09179) – an interesting and creative nod to the faculty.We also created 8 window seat cushions for various spots throughout the building that would provide comfortable, breakout seating for students to use at their leisure.The OutcomeThe University building opened as a marked return to face-to-face teaching and large-scale lectures after a substantial period of online learning following the Covid-19 pandemic. Students and staff alike have been thrilled to get back in to the building. Jonathan Gillard, deputy head of the school of maths, said “The Abacws building is absolutely fabulous, it has lots of spaces for ad hoc meetings. Students are working, meeting and talking with each other. They are taking full advantage of the building and getting to know each other”. Students have said of the space that they ‘enjoy coming in to the building’, and that it is ‘easier to work together’ in the new space.
Sensor City in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Sensor City in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Saflex

Sensor City, a collaborative venture of the University of Liverpool, John Moores University and the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, brings together academia and business to create the first University Enterprise Zone in Liverpool. The building’s purpose is sensor technology — studying, building and expanding sensor systems and applications. Inspired by the building’s intended use, designer Julian Stock, with the help of the architectural firm of IBI Group Inc. could evoke the intrigue of sensor technology on the building’s façade, using a double skin architectural glass curtain wall made of laminated glass containing Saflex® Structural PVB interlayer. Saflex Structural was selected for this project for numerous reasons. As a testament of its structural integrity, glass panels laminated with Saflex Structural offer very high wind load resistance of 3.7 kPa. It was the preferred product choice that could deliver structural performance in combination with colored interlayers to bring to life the designer’s colorful artistic vision. Saflex Structural was paired with Vanceva® Colors PVB interlayers for installation in the exterior applications with open edges exposed continuously to the changing environmental conditions of Liverpool, England. Novum Structures UK, the engineering façade maker for Sensor City, was instrumental in the decision to use Saflex Structural with Vanceva because they had used both previously on a major project in London with great results. Together with Ariño Duglass, the glass laminator, Novum Structures wrapped Sensor City’s exterior in an abstract pattern resembling computer chips. The abstract design was created with silk screen printing in ivory and black enamel incorporated into a double laminated insulating glass unit. The sensor technology theme is further carried out using the color epitomizing electronic conductors — gold. Vanceva® Colors PVB interlayers in Golden Light and Coral Rose were used to simulate this gold color. The golden façade of Sensor City renders color differently depending on the viewer’s location and amount of light. The view inside and outside the building can look different, just as a view from near the building or down the street will make the building look alive — as if it is dynamically altering its appearance based on each individual’s sense — therefore a wonderful structure for Sensor City! With the completion of Sensor City, there is now a building that reflects the field of sensor technology — literally — both inside and out!
Sensor City in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Sensor City in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Vanceva

Sensor City, a collaborative venture of the University of Liverpool, John Moores University and the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, brings together academia and business to create the first University Enterprise Zone in Liverpool. The building’s purpose is sensor technology — studying, building and expanding sensor systems and applications. Inspired by the building’s intended use, designer Julian Stock, with the help of the architectural firm of IBI Group Inc. could evoke the intrigue of sensor technology on the building’s façade, using a double skin architectural glass curtain wall made of laminated glass containing Saflex® Structural PVB interlayer. Saflex Structural was selected for this project for numerous reasons. As a testament of its structural integrity, glass panels laminated with Saflex Structural offer very high wind load resistance of 3.7 kPa. It was the preferred product choice that could deliver structural performance in combination with colored interlayers to bring to life the designer’s colorful artistic vision. Saflex Structural was paired with Vanceva® Colors PVB interlayers for installation in the exterior applications with open edges exposed continuously to the changing environmental conditions of Liverpool, England. Novum Structures UK, the engineering façade maker for Sensor City, was instrumental in the decision to use Saflex Structural with Vanceva because they had used both previously on a major project in London with great results. Together with Ariño Duglass, the glass laminator, Novum Structures wrapped Sensor City’s exterior in an abstract pattern resembling computer chips. The abstract design was created with silk screen printing in ivory and black enamel incorporated into a double laminated insulating glass unit. The sensor technology theme is further carried out using the color epitomizing electronic conductors — gold. Vanceva® Colors PVB interlayers in Golden Light and Coral Rose were used to simulate this gold color. The golden façade of Sensor City renders color differently depending on the viewer’s location and amount of light. The view inside and outside the building can look different, just as a view from near the building or down the street will make the building look alive — as if it is dynamically altering its appearance based on each individual’s sense — therefore a wonderful structure for Sensor City! With the completion of Sensor City, there is now a building that reflects the field of sensor technology — literally — both inside and out!
Education Seating: University of Leeds – Roger Stevens Building

Education Seating: University of Leeds – Roger Stevens Building

Race Furniture Ltd

University of Leeds……came back to Race Furniture, after the successful transformation of 3 lecture theatres in 2016, to create a version of the same product in 3 more of their lecture theatres in the iconic Roger Stevens Building. Focussing on the University’s determination to ‘build a fairer future for all’, ergonomics, posture and accessibility were key areas of importance. The university wanted to create a space that was inspiring and collaborative while also being accessible for all. To hit these requirements the client requested a combination of height adjustable tables and standard tables for each of the lecture theatres that also needed to have AV integrated. The full project required 12x seat places at the back of the hall with writing shelf, 9x standard tables and 2x height adjustable tables.The SolutionA height adjustable table was a completely new product for Race Furniture, so a lot of research and development went in to creating the perfect solution. Utilising the connections of our colleagues within the wider group company, we worked with Linak to create smooth moving tables using their electric linear actuator solutions. Two prototypes were developed in the R&D stage, the first as proof of principle and the second with the corrections made. The software was customised to fit the clients requirements, with the table being able to sit between 710-910mm in height.With the AV provisions we also integrated 2 wireless charging spots, speakers, microphones and laptops into the tables, allowing students to remain connected. A row of Montpellier seating was created at the back of the room with a writing shelf that also had integrated, retractable coat hooks.The OutcomeWith the smaller details such as the matching wall infills (also created by Race) and laptop holders upholstered in matching fabrics, the end result was a stunning success. Though, not without it’s challenges, as would be expected for a completely new product creation, the height adjustable table was a great new creation from Race and allowed us to explore new ways of working with computer programming, software development, and technological advancement.Steve Gilley, Director of Estate & Facilities, University of Leeds said: “We listened to feedback from students about recently updated teaching spaces elsewhere in Roger Stevens and in Mechanical Engineering. The new lecture theatres reflect what they have told us they need, from simple additions like coat hooks and more space for bags to the exciting technology that encourages collaborative learning.”*We can’t wait to hear the feedback from all using these new spaces.*Quote taken from: https://estates.leeds.ac.uk/cd-news/roger-stevens-new-teaching-spaces-open/ 
Science, Engineering & Environment Building, Salford

Science, Engineering & Environment Building, Salford

Sotech Ltd

5500m2 of Optima TFC+ has been used in the completion of the brand new Science, Engineering and Environment building on Salford University’s Peel Park campus.As you can see from the photos, a striking colour palette has been used in the modified window interface details. Interpon’s D2525 Ostuni Y2211I, 3030 High Gloss & 7022 High Gloss in 3.0mm Aluminium 3103 Grade PPC were selected.The unique overhang window details were created using the 20mm overlapping joint that is standard in Optima TFC+. A bespoke sharp edge detail was added to window interface locations for dramatic effect, creating a stunning visual contrast between the bright red window pods against the white vertical cladding as per the architect’s original design intent.Sotech assembled a full-size sample rig in the factory for the client, architect, main contractor and installer to view a full scale mock-up of the final proposed solution. This ensured that any design details or install sequences were scrutinised and fully understood before the project began onsite. Sotech then created a full 3D model of the project alongside their long-term partners Metclad Contracts. This allowed both parties to identify and avoid potential issues at the design stage before panels were fabricated and delivered to site.The SEE Building is Salford University’s brand new £65 million hub for discovery and innovation. Consisting of four stories over 15,500 sq meters, the department will house the university’s departments of Built Environment, Computer Science and Networking, Mechanical Engineering and Human & Natural Science, in addition to the university’s Morson Maker Space – an additive manufacturing and digital fabrication facilityTESTIMONIALS:Jamie Brown of Sotech said: “This is yet another example how close collaboration from day one, involving the full supply chain, ensures projects can be delivered on time and on budget. The very clever and intricate window interface details showcases just how versatile rainscreen cladding can be, whilst staying within the boundaries of a fully CWCT tested and accredited system.”Naveen Sandhu at Akzo Nobel said: “Great to see this installation following an increasing trend of injecting vibrant tones into the elevation. One of a plethora of schemes in Salford and Manchester adopting our enhanced D2525 PPC technology across the envelope. Pleasure to work with the team at Sheppard Robson and delivering yet another outstanding higher education facility with Sotech.”
Security solution for University of York

Security solution for University of York

dormakaba UK Ltd

dormakaba was awarded the contract to provide an integrated IT solution for the first college that was built on the new Heslington East site- Goodricke College, named after the British astronomer John Goodricke, offering accommodation and other facilities for students. dormakaba installed a fully integrated solution at the college, comprising dormakaba Exos system, CardLink standalone components, C-Levers and pExtra high securitymechanical cylinders. Geoff Brown, Security Manager at University of York commented: “dormakaba's Exos system is the software that allows us to centrally manage the system. The University of York has 9 colleges and in each college we have residential students. Residential students have a dormakaba card that allows them access to the main building and also we allow access to communal areas, including the cycle shed.” Installing fully integrated system enabled the university to have a cost effective and flexible access control on any door, barrier, lift or access point coupled with a reliable and accurate time recording solution for staff, students and contractors. Mark Barber added: “One of the big plus points of it, is that we are able to feed Exos on a nightly basis with records from our people data base which contains all our current staff and students- so we always have up-to-date list of university members in the Exos data base. One of the by-products of that, is that we can also feed through into Exos expiry dates of when staff or students are about to leave so without any other interventions, by setting certain parameter within the interface, people’s access right can be revoke automatically and universally in the dormakaba system”. Further developments under one unified dormakaba Exos system, included control of doors at the Physics and Electronics building that has been added onto the existing campus. A further online Exos doors, C- Levers and pExtra cylinders were installed at various new department buildings throughout Heslington East, including Theatre, Film and TV (TFTV), Law and Management (L&M), Computer Science Building (CSB) and the Communal Area(HUB). The University of York bears testament to the success of a complete dormakaba solution. dormakaba technology has ensured all online and stand alone systems can be integrated which not only provides diversity in levels of security but also future proofs the University of York’s investment. “We needed to find a security solution that is flexible and capable of providing a variety of options, dormakaba met those needs and provided a good customer service and I believe they can offer further solutions. dormakaba have provided the University of York with the exceptionally good solution and I’m certainly happy to recommend dormakaba to any other universities.” Geoff Brown Security Manager University of York

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