SE Controls creates dedicated smoke control solution for Urban Sciences Building


ewcastle University’s innovative and multi-award winning Urban Sciences Building (USB) is using a

combined smoke control and environmental ventilation solution that incorporates a SHEVTEC control system, which was engineered by SE Controls to meet the unique requirements of the project. Designed by architects, Hawkins Brown, USB is the first structure to be

the 12,800m2

completed on the 24 acre Newcastle Helix development and is home to the university’s world leading School of Computing, as well as providing extensive teaching and research facilities focused on digitally enabled urban sustainability. As energy efficiency and sustainability are

key aspects of the building design, these principles were also carried through to the glazed facades, curtain walling, environmental ventilation and smoke control systems. Cladding and glazing systems specialist, Dane Architectural Systems, were involved

from the early stages of the project and used Schueco FW 60+ SG, with AWS 114 TipTronic concealed actuators linked to the BMS, which automatically activates vents and manages day-to-day ventilation. However, to ensure the smoke control system could integrate fully with the Schueco system, Dane Architectural turned to SE Controls, as a specialist contractor capable of providing a fully compliant solution that would fulfil the specific operating requirements. As the Automatic Opening Vents (AOV) have specific zone requirements and operate

in banks of 3 for normal ventilation needs, SE Controls designed the operation of the smoke control system to maintain the functionality and flexibility of the TipTronic control, while integrating with the system and providing effective smoke ventilation to the building in the event of a fire. To achieve this, SE Controls worked in

close collaboration with Dane Architectural and developed the new OS2 TipTronic SHEVTEC Controller, which is dedicated to Shueco’s TipTronic actuator system, enabling it to provide effective smoke and heat exhaust ventilation (SHEV) to the building. Following the production of detailed

schematic drawings, operational documenta- tion and installation details, SE Controls installed more than 40 of the new OS2 TipTronic controllers at the USB, enabling routes to be kept clear of smoke to aid escape and access for fire-fighters.

01543 443060 New Managing Director for Reynaers UK

Aluminium systems supplier Reynaers, has announced the appointment of Richard Hall to the position of Managing Director for the UK subsidiary of the business. He will oversee the continued growth of Reynaers as it expands its trade and retail offerings and builds on its success in the commercial sector. Richard

has over 22 years’ experience in sales, marketing, engineering and supply chain roles. Richard said: “I was attracted to the role at Reynaers due to the strong emphasis on product leadership and customer relationships. The company has gone from strength to strength, having doubled the number of employees and turnover in the last decade.”

0121 421 1999 Deceuninck’s new appointed directors

Deceuninck UK has announced the appointment of two new directors, Chris Jones (pictured left) and Darren Woodcock (pictured right), following several years of outstanding performance. Previously Head of Sales, Chris Jones has been promoted to Sales Director and Darren Woodcock promoted to Operations Director. Managing Director Rob McGlennon said: “I’m delighted to confirm Chris and Darren’s promotion to Sales Director and Operations Director respectively. They have helped us grow fast and built our reputation for helping fabricators grow.” He continues: “It’s an exciting time for Deceuninck. Sales are 17 per cent up year to date on 2017, and the last three months have been over 40 per cent ahead of last year as we gain momentum. We are investing in additional machinery and warehousing to keep up with the demand.”

01249 816 969 NVHR® wins prestigious Energy Award energy efficient NVHR®

Breathing Buildings, a leading provider of controlled hybrid ventilation systems, is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious Energy Award. Recognising the vital importance of good indoor air quality and thermal comfort in schools, the Cambridge-based company’s new (Natural Ventilation with Heat Recycling)

hybrid ventilation system has been named as the winner of ‘Energy Efficient Product of the Year HVAC&R’. The Energy Awards 2018 were announced on 5th

December where over 500 of the energy

industry elite celebrated the very best achievements in the industry. 01223 450060



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