RIGIDAL AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Manchester United's new state-of-the-art Football Academy at the Trafford Training Centre in Carrington is the latest in a long line of facilities to sport a Rigidal Ziplok aluminium standingseam roof. Specified by the Fairhurst Design Group, more than 8,000m 2of the product in sheet lengths of 78m were roll-formed directly onto the roof where they were installed by Richmond Cladding to create a continuous weathertight roof without any end laps.
POLLARDSFYRESPAN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 Research by PollardsFyrespan of Enfield has resulted in the launch of PollardsFyrespan PB System, a pointbolted, integrity-only, fire-rated glazing system - Europe's first for building construction. Fire-rated for 30 minutes, for internal use in accordance with BS 476: Part 22: 1987, the new system comprises Pyran S Glass and its own patented glass fixings, together with a supporting horizontal section, all designed to cope with expansion and stress in a fire.
KINGSPAN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 Kingspan Insulation has become the first manufacturer of insulation materials for the UK construction industry to publish an independently certified environmental profile on its products. This comprehensive study is only the third of it kind to be undertaken by a UK construction product manufacturer. Energy efficiency minister Lord Whitty presented the BRE Certification Environmental Profile certificate to John Garbutt, Kingspan's insulation divisional marketing manager.
STOAKES: PROJECT OF THE WEEK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 Stoakes Systems is expert at the refurbishment of facades of aged buildings - the Exchange Building in Harrogate (architect Taylor Young Partnership) is a good example. For the design, manufacture and fix of curtain walling (and also Kalwall), tel 020 8660 7667 or visit www. stoakes. co. uk FORBES AND LOMAX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 Forbes and Lomax's Dimming System alters lighting levels at the push of a button or by remote control. It is quick to programme and simple to install.
Available in a number of high-quality finishes and in two sizes, the smaller fits into a standard double-depth wall box with separate power unit, and the larger model is entirely self-contained. Call 020 7738 0202 or visit www. forbesandlomax. co. uk for more information.
AQUILA DESIGN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 The London Borough of Southwark has successfully used bollards, lighting columns, brackets and lanterns as part of an urban regeneration project. Completed last year, the scheme consists of bollards and Wiggle brackets, designed by independent artist Zandra Rhodes, on black 8m columns and fitted with lanterns. The IP66 Sealsafe optical unit and 70 Watt SON lamp produce the required level of light for the intended area.
FORTICRETE AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 Forticrete Architectural Products has shared in national recognition for its contribution towards the winner of the British Precast Concrete Federation Award 2002. Two high-quality Forticrete architectural finishes were specified by Barton Willmore Architecture for the winner of the award, Thames Water's Clearwater Court business centre in Reading.
SENIOR ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 More than 400m 2of SCW curtain wall, rising to heights of 14m, create the striking facade of The Edge in Hockley. The new-build luxury modern apartments combine traditional architecture with modern simplicity. More than half of the double-glazed SX 200 windows feature distinctive curved heads that complement the style.