CONCORD: MARLIN AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 Birmingham's Waterhall Gallery, which houses this Henry Moore sculpture, has benefited from sympathetic lighting, custom made by Concord: marlin. Based on a concept by Bob Venning of Arup Light, the structure forms a raft with a central T5 uplighter and outriggers formed out of Concord track carrying the Torus 100 and Torus 50 spotlights, with integral dimmers and transformers.
HL PLASTICS EXTRUSIONS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 203 HL Plastics' Suregrip roof walkway system is now listed on NBS Plus, and is easier for specifiers to access as a result.
Found under clause L30 (450) 'stairs/walkways/balustrades', Suregrip is the first and only roof walkway system to gain BBA certification.With its unique patented anti-slip tread, and no requirement for fixing through the roof, it is the easiest rigid system to fit.
HANSENGROUP PRESTIGE CONTRACT 5 AJ ENQUIRY NO: 202 More than 165m 2ofHansenGlass' Fortplus have been installed to provide a faceted rooflight at Liverpool Central Station. Situated above the station's shopping mall, the fully glazed barrel-shaped assembly incorporates 13mm of toughened laminated glass.
Fortplus is laminated to combine the strength of toughened glass with the safety of laminate.
STOAKES: PROJECT OF THE WEEK AJ ENQUIRY NO: 204 Research at 108 American stores has proved the power of natural daylight to increase retail sales. The UK's largest Homebase store at Basingstoke (the architect is Essex Goodman and Suggitt) exploits this principle by using light-diffusing Kalwall, without glare, shadows or hotspots. Call 020 8660 7667 or visit Stoakes' new website at www. stoakes. co. uk LEVOLUX AJ ENQUIRY NO: 205 A combination of glare and heat gain in the glass atrium of the new Oracle Corporation UK headquarters in Reading was a problem so, having previously applied dark film to the glazing, which proved aesthetically unsatisfactory, the computer-software company turned to solarshading specialist Levolux to provide a solution.
KINGSPAN INSULATION AJ ENQUIRY NO: 206 Kingspan Insulation has announced the introduction of a premiumperformance breathable membrane.
Kingspan Nilvent brings a new generation of technology to the roofing industry in so far as it is the only non-microporous breathable membrane on the market. This property creates a 100 per cent airtight and completely waterproof covering which still permits water vapour to escape from the roof space. Unlike microporous underlays, it can be used to create a totally airtight and watertight unventilated roof space, which delivers unprecedented levels of energy efficiency.
AMBIRAD AJ ENQUIRY NO: 207 A Nor-Ray-Vac continuous radiant-tube heating system is proving just the ticket for Bomardier Transportation's newly built maintenance facility, Central Rivers. The system, consisting of eight burners and zoned in 29 areas, was installed just below roof height. The heaters are directional so can be used exactly where needed, making them extremely cost-effective.
NIMA PRODUCTS AJ ENQUIRY NO: 208 A British company has developed a unique intercom entry system, NimaPro, which delivers a cost-effective way for businesses and operators to comply with Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act.
It is the only one of its type to incorporate a bell push, microphone and speaker in a compact casing that can be fitted into existing door profiles as narrow as 50mm.