The right surface drainage channels for the job at T2 Trafford Point


ituated near to the M60 and M62 motorways, T2 Trafford Point is a newly developed distribution facility on

the edge of Trafford Park, Manchester. The 7712m² warehouse has upwards of 1440m² associated office space including an under-croft and reception area. The facility features cycle parking, a 91 space, 3500m² office car park/access road and a 7400m² service yard for manoeuvring, parking, loading and unloading Heavy Good Vehicles’ (HGVs). Surface drainage required at T2 Trafford

Point office car park access road and service yard required the specification of high capacity and very robust channel systems capable of withstanding the daily passage of cars as well as the massive twisting forces exerted by the tyres of manoeuvring HGVs. Hauraton RECYFIX®

sizes of RECYFIX® HICAP® channels were

also installed in the concreted service yard; 78 metres of HICAP 150 and 120 metres of HICAP 300. Both PP moulded channel sizes were supplied with factory fitted 28mm wide slotted ductile iron gratings for Class F900 loading category. The 198 metres of channel installed in the service yard has a total water capacity of just over 24156 litres. With a maximum channel weight of

dimension) and an overall height of 450mm a channel provides a cross-section of 746.1cm2

, so the 134 metres of channel MONOTEC

200/450 channels were installed in the asphalt car park. With a nominal grating width of 200mm (Channel internal

installed in the car park has a total water capacity of just over 9996 litres and a loading category of up to Class D400. The MONOTEC one metre long channel component is of a sturdy monolithic design where the HEELSAFE grating and the tongue and groove linking system are integral to the tough, virtually unbreakable polypropylene (PP) moulding. In addition to the car park drainage, two

23,4kg per unit, both the RECYFIX® MONOTEC and HICAP channels were well within the weight limitation for manual lifting so made the contractors job on site just that little bit easier. For a given area to be drained, these ranges of high capacity channels also mean fewer channel runs, less excavation work, reduced foundation concrete needed and substantially less after care; benefits appreciated by the groundwork contractor, PP O'Connor and site manager.

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The silence of international design

Setter Architects have designed stunning new offices for several international companies, including Palo Alto Networks. The link between these projects is the way their interiors all benefit from high performance acoustic ceilings manufactured by Troldtekt in Denmark. Palo Alto Networks is a company involved in developing cyber defence solutions. Located on the 24th

floor of a complex of multi-storey office towers in a colourful

and historical part of Tel Aviv, the design inspiration is the introduction of eclectic low-tech external elements to the interior. These include steel window profiles and garage doors, exposed bricks, old textured glass to divide public spaces and historic artefacts. Palo Alto benefits from stunning aesthetics and controlled environ- ments which absorb the sounds and reverberations from hard surfaces and the natural echoes. The superior acoustic performance of the ceilings is combined with different forms of lighting, air-conditioning and ampli- fiers. Apart from high sound absorption, other benefits include durability and natural breathability coupled with low cost performance and sustainability as documented by Cradle to Cradle certification at silver level.

Lindapter’s extended product range is now CE Approved

Lindapter has gained CE Mark approvals for its latest range of steel connection systems, further demonstrating its commitment to high quality manufacturing and transparency of product performance. In addition to the longstanding CE Mark approvals for Lindapter’s Girder Clamp, Hollo-Bolt and LindiBolt, the following products are now CE Marked: High Slip Resistant Clamps (Types AF and AAF); Adjustable Clamps (Types CF, D2, F9, LR, LS, & Flush Clamp); and Floor Fixings (Grate-Fast, FloorFast & Type 1055). This latest announcement follows multiple CE accreditations achieved by Lindapter since 2011 and offers Engineers an extensive range of options for designing CE approved steelwork connections to Eurocode 3. Almost every conceivable steel connection can be quickly accomplished without on-site drilling or welding by using Lindapter’s clamping systems. CE Marking provides specifiers and contractors with the assurance that the product will perform as declared in the published Declaration of Performance (DoP).

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