Partnership delivers sustainable, viable multi-site solution

BAM Construction is progressing with a £67m framework to build a batch of secondary schools in the North- East, won in part through its collaboration with Gilberts Blackpool. The four schools will all be ventilated using Gilberts’ innovative MFS unit, which pioneered the concept of hybrid ventilation in multi-occupancy rooms such as classrooms – a concept recognised as a valid strategy by the Education & Skills Funding Agency. Crucial to the deal was the partnership between BAM and Gilberts, to evolve the core MFS unit to create a solution that was standardised as far as possible, and simplified the building’s construction and operation. Martin Sibley, operations manager services engineering North East BAM Construction said: “Our collaboration with Gilberts proved invaluable in achieving a commercially viable alternative to conventional heating and ventilating strategies.” Roy Jones, Gilberts’ Technical Director added: “Our MFS had already been used as the preferred offering in other school batches, because of its performance and simplified installation.” MFS is just part of Gilberts’ range of ventilation solutions that have established it as a leading air movement specialist.

01253 766911 New PRO-TEK™ WPC engineered vinyl provides a fast-track flooring option

New PRO-TEK™ WPC engineered vinyl provides a fast-track flooring option for education and student accommodation. Combining an LVT surface finish with an integral water-proof core and acoustic underlay, the award-winning floor provides a robust finish and dramatically cuts installation time. The new designs are suitable for all settings – including bathrooms, basements and over underfloor heating – and are offered alongside a range of matching accessories. PRO-TEK™ WPC features a multi-layered construction that comprises six layers. The traditional LVT layers sit above a waterproof wood plastic composite or ‘WPC’ core. This middle core has an integral joint, which locks the boards together without adhesive. The bottom layer comprises an attached IXPE foam underlay base. The integral construction maximises the floor’s versatility, reduces the amount of floor preparation required and speeds installation. PRO-TEK™ WPC is offered in 40 nature-inspired designs to suit all interior styles. Wood-effects are divided into four distinct collections and the Excel Tile Collection includes slate, travertine and marble-effects. All materials used are phthalate-free and 100 per cent recyclable.

020 3917 5550 Creating inspirational spaces

Fordingbridge have broad experience in education through their 50+ years of trading. Creating inspirational spaces with their canopy and

building solutions, the company are proud to have worked with hundreds of schools and colleges nationwide, helping them maximise their educational environment. Developing inspirational buildings, playground canopies and courtyard atriums, Fordingbridge are passionate about delivering practical but exciting projects for their clients. Fordingbridge operate fully in-house from their West Sussex facility. Contact Fordingbridge today to discuss your next project.

01243 55 44 55 LST Radiators – Safe Heat

Low surface temperature radiators are increasingly being specified for school environments because they offer safe heat. They are also highly relevant in sports centres and other public service buildings where the owners want to take all the risk out of the building from ‘day one’ of it being in operation. LST casings never exceed 37°C

in temperature taking away the chance of ‘dry burns’ making them ‘safe to touch’ and Stelrad’s models cover all incoming pipework too to take away all the risk associated with radiator burns.

0844 543 6200 record proud to be a part of redevelopment

record is proud to be a part of the redevelop- ment works to the world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, a place of learning, teaching and research for the many engineers, astronomers and students. The company’s works included the supply and installation of

a new record K41 fully automatic four-leaf revolving door to the main reception area of the SKA building. Constructed from glass to provide a modern, minimalistic look to suit the facility, it allows all staff and visitors to pass through the turnstiles safely and easily before they automatically rotate back to a standstill to conserve energy.

01922 669341 Wernick delivers first energy positive office

The Active Office, was opened in June last year at Swansea University. Built by modular building specialist Wernick and designed by SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre, the building aims to generate more energy than it consumes over the course of a

year. The Active Office isn’t just meant to be a high performance building for its own sake, but also to demonstrate how well buildings can perform with technology available today. The building is packed full of cutting edge, commercially available technology to help generate, store and manage energy for the building.



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