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SE Controls keeps shoppers safe at Johannesburg’s new Mall of the South


SE Controls’ window automation, vents and control panel solutions to ensure it operates perfectly in the event of a fire, allowing smoke-free escape routes to be maintained for shoppers and staff. Designed by Vivid Architects, the 1.8 billion


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Rand development provides more than 150 stores and restaurants, covering fashion, jewellery and electronics, as well as a wide range of other luxury goods within the 65,000 m2


complex, which also


car parking for 3,000. Due to the large open plan areas within the mall


and the high volumes of people, effective smoke ventilation is essential to ensure escape routes are kept clear if a fire should occur. As a result, the system uses 62 SE Controls’ vents and 20 of the


Now booking – Rehau’s passivhaus seminar


Booking is now open for the London instalment in REHAU’s series of Passivhaus seminars designed for architects, specifiers, clients and developers. This seminar is taking place at The Crystal in London Docklands – on 5 May. The keynote speaker is


Roger Burton, a Passivhaus Certified Designer from architectural consultancy Nvirohaus, delivering a presentation on ‘The Principles of Passivhaus Design’. Delegates can also enjoy a free tour of the iconic Wilkinson and Eyre designed Crystal building. Tony Harbour, senior commercial Manager at The REHAU Hub in London, said: “This is the latest stage in REHAU’s campaign to help plug the knowledge gap which we know exists in relation to Passivhaus design.


01989 762600 www.rehau.co.uk enq.133


he smoke ventilation system at Johannesburg’s recently opened Mall of the South, shopping centre is using


company’s SECO N 24 40 twin chain actuators, as well as twelve 24 Volt dc OS2 controls panels and eight manual control point (MCP) switches. Working closely with smoke control specialist,


Curvent international, the system, which also uses roof mounted fans to help vent smoke from the mall, is controlled centrally by a repeater panel located in the main security office to provide additional safety and peace of mind. In the event of a fire, the mall’s smoke sensors


trigger SE Controls’ EN12101-2:2003 compliant control panels and chain actuators to automatically open the window and ventilators, allowing smoke to be vented to assist escape. Manual Controls Point (MCP) switches are also incorporated within the design to allow manual actuation of the system.


01543 443060 www.secontrols.com enq.132 Network VEKA celebrates 20th anniversary


An industry-leading installer support organisation Network VEKA has celebrated another fantastic AGM and glittering awards ceremony in Stratford- Upon-Avon. Around 250 people attended the organisation’s annual event in this, its 20th year.


The day began with an informative, specially-built ‘Business Centre’ where a host of specialists were on hand to answer questions and offer advice to member companies. Attendees had the opportunity to learn how suppliers in areas such as finance and marketing could help enhance and increase business opportunities. Member companies were also reminded of the favourable rates and specialist services available from Network VEKA’s Affiliate Partners.


01282 473170 www.networkveka.co.uk The Specifier’s Guide to Ceramic Tiles and Calibrated Natural Stone  


Produced by Tile & Stone Journal, one of the UK’s foremost trade magazine for the professional ceramic tile and calibrated natural stone sector, The Specifier’s Guide to Ceramic Tiles and Calibrated Natural Stone offers architects, interior designers and other construction professionals a comprehensive guide to the technical and aesthetic properties of ceramic and natural stone tiles. As well as analysis of current design trends, the Guide covers technical issues, such as best practice when installing tiles in interior and exterior applications. In addition to our printed version being distributed to over 3,000 practices, we will also create a digital version, giving the vast online world access to The Specifier’s Guide as a virtual digital page turner with all the images, content and adverts that the printed version offers. The Specifier’s Guide has released an app which is available on both Apple and Android devices. This means all articles will not only appear in the publication and website, but also on the app to access at the click of a button. The app will also include all images, links and contact details.


enq.135 www.architectsdatafile.co.uk enq.134


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