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SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

ALWITRA Flat top for design school The new School of Architecture at Lincoln University's Brayford Pool Campus includes Alwitra's Evalon single-ply roofing system for the flat-roof areas.

Supplied in light grey, the membrane was used in conjunction with a MAG wall-capping profile, and is guaranteed for 20 years.

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JOHN BRASH & COMPANY Shingles go natural on the waterfront John Brash cedar shingles have been specified to complete the natural look of the new Waterside school in Portsmouth. The project used fireretardant pressure-treated red cedar shingles, which were overlapped for an impermeable and durable finish.

The shingles were also chosen for their thermal insulation properties and resistance to extreme weather, making them ideal for the coastal setting, where high winds can be a problem. To further complement its water's-edge setting, the building also includes trapion walls - metal cage structures filled with crushed stones - similar to sea defences.

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POLYFLOR Bridge motif brightens heavy-duty fl oor Bright red and saffron colourways from Polyflor's 2000 PUR sheet-vinyl fl ooring range have been used to create a large graphic of the nearby Humber Bridge at Castledyke School in Barton-on-Humber. The motif was created via the Polyfl or Expressions Design Service, which used computerised water-jet cutting techniques to produce a variety of precise shapes for inlaid decoration.

The heavy-duty flooring incorporates special polyurethane reinforcement which, combined with a durable surface finish, will cut maintenance costs by half, Polyfl or claims.

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LEVOLUX Cedar solar shading A versatile brise soleil solar shading system from Levolux is controlling light, glare and solar heat gain at the new Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence in Rainham, Essex. The 153m-long system, made from western red cedar, complements the exterior of the building while offering optimum protection. Levolux made more than 600 shading fi ns, measuring 290mm x 44mm. These were then fitted to the supporting steel using steel pins, and formed a series of 3m bays.

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STO Sloping ceiling gets the silent treatment To meet demanding acoustic ceiling requirements at the new Graduate Centre at the London Metropolitan University, Sto supplied its StoSilent Panel Alu System. The light but durable StoSilent boards were cut on site to accommodate the complex contours of the sloping ceiling. At the core of the system is the StoSilent Panel which allows the construction of large surface areas with no expansion joints for a seamless appearance. With high sound absorption values, the ceiling deadens reverberation by absorbing the sound and passing it through the system where it is dissipated as heat.

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GARTEC Lift off for classroom of the future Gartec has installed a disabled platform lift at St Francis Assisi Roman Catholic School's Classroom of the Future in west London. The new lift will enable the school to comply with disability regulations and provide ease of access to all facilities within the cyberspacethemed building. To match the futuristic design, the focus of which is an astronomical observatory complete with a high-powered telescope linked to Hawaii, Gartec has installed a two-stop lift, selfcontained within its own shaft, and fi nished in a bright orange colour scheme to match the interior decor of the building.

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