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Facilities Management Journal March 2017

MONTH IN FM NEW DESERT AIRMASTER OFFERS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: ORGANIC BEAUTY AND IMPROVED INDOOR AIR QUALITY Desso, a leading brand in high-end and innovative carpet flooring, is extending its most distinctive carpet tile collection, DESSO AirMaster, with the launch of Desert AirMaster. Bringing together the subtly layered organic designs of the Desert range and all the health and wellbeing benefits of AirMaster with EcoBase backing, Desert AirMaster creates free-flowing patterns for dynamic flooring while creating an improved indoor air quality. Inspired by nature, Desert AirMaster has a diff used pattern to give a marbled eff ect to the floor. Thanks to the random pattern and the use of two colours, every carpet tile is diff erent – providing endless design opportunities. Off ering a broad range of neutral colours Desert AirMaster can be used to achieve a soft and calming environment. When you consider we spend around 90 per cent of our time indoors, it is critical that the inside air is as clean as possible. Tests already demonstrated that DESSO AirMaster is eight times more eff ective MARCH 2017 51 FMJ.CO.UK in capturing and retaining fine dust than smooth flooring solutions (PM10) and four times more eff ective than standard carpet solutions (PM10). The latest test performed by the independent German test institute GUI, which specialises in the analysis of indoor and outdoor air quality, shows that DESSO AirMaster with EcoBase backing has even more health-supporting benefits. For this particular product combination we have carried out an additional test to assess the product’s performance on three strict test criteria: • Suitability for allergy suff erers because of the ANDREWS BOILER HIRE GIVES STUDENTS AN EARLY MOVE-IN DATE In spite of their considerable experience in installing temporary heating solutions, engineers from Andrews Boiler Hire oft en come across a new challenge as was the case when called upon to provide a hot water and heating solution to part of a Scottish University campus. A new-build construction project at a Kilmarnock college included additional student accommodation, which opened in advance of completion of the overall project. Although a permanent boiler was on-site, an unconnected gas supply prevented its commissioning. This meant that the student accommodation could not be used unless an alternative heating source could be found. Short-term boiler hire was the answer. It was decided a 500kW boiler together with a 3,000 litre fuel tank was required to ensure an adequate supply of heating and hot water. On-going groundworks nearby prevented the Andrews boiler being installed inside the designated plant room, an alternative location had to be found. Unfortunately it was on the opposite side of a main construction site access road. By erecting scaff olding across the road, Andrews’ engineers were able to run water hoses directly into the campus plant room and tap into existing pipework. The solution ensured students living in the accommodation enjoyed comfortable living standards throughout the three-month hire. www.andrews-sykes.com 0800 211 611 s.salescentre@andrews-sykes.com BIG FOOT SYSTEMS SHORTLISTED IN H&V NEWS AWARDS FOR COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS GB PROJECT Sussex-based Big Foot Systems, which leads the way in non-penetrative rooft op support solutions for building services and safe access equipment, is delighted to announce that is has been shortlisted in the prestigious H&V News Awards for its project with Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain (CCEP GB). Named as a finalist in the ‘Retrofit Project of the Year’ category, Big Foot supplied a custom Safe Access solution and HD Beams rooft op plant support to a project at CCEP GB’s Wakefield manufacturing plant. Big Foot Systems will now present their entry directly to the judges in March. The winners will then be announced at the esteemed H&V News Awards on 20th April 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London. “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in such prestigious awards on such a high profile project. It was a complex project at what is the largest soft drinks manufacturing plant, by volume, in Europe” explains Sam Birch, Big Foot Systems’ product manager. “We were able to provided the preferred solution whilst ensuring minimal disruption to the Wakefield manufacturing plant.” www.bigfootsupport.com 01323 844355 enquiry@bigfootsupport.com ingredients • High fine dust binding capacity • Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission properties. The new Desert AirMaster, like all other DESSO AirMaster with EcoBase backing, meets all of the above mentioned criteria, and is therefore the first and only carpet product in the world to be certified with the GUI Gold Plus label. Ludwig Cammaert, design & technical development director, Desso, comments: “We designed Desert AirMaster with the evolving workplace in mind. The growing awareness that healthy workplaces can improve the wellbeing of staff has led to changes in the way off ices are designed. The DESSO AirMaster range has allowed architects and designers to bring together functionality and creative design, and this is further demonstrated with the new Desert AirMaster." www.desso.co.uk


Facilities Management Journal March 2017
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