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Casper Cloaking: the new way to stop internal data breaches

One third (34%) of data breaches involve internal employees . However, ground-breaking glass technology can prevent leaks of sensitive commercial information, while maintaining a professional office interior, according to window security specialist Protective Film Solutions. Modern office space is often ...

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Crown Paints a bright future with Bournemouth University

Leading paint manufacturer Crown Paints has secured a prestigious agreement with Bournemouth University which will see products from across the Crown Trade range used for future new build and refurbishment projects. As the University’s sole supplier of paints and specialist ...

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Condair ME helps EDPAC cool at CIX

The Condair ME evaporative humidifier is providing adiabatic cooling in an innovative indirect cooling system from EDPAC at the Cork Internet Exchange (CIX) in Ireland. EDPAC’s indirect air-to-air evaporative cooling system will be maintaining the temperature across CIX’s data halls ...

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Protecting the partition

Julian Sargent, Managing Director of partitioning experts Style, looks at the benefits of regularly maintaining and servicing your operable wall system and the relevant health & safety legislation Today’s moveable partitioning walls come in all shapes and sizes, some towering ...

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Public buildings and electrical compliance

Tim Beardsmore, Commercial Director of Calbarrie Compliance Services, explains the particular challenges faced when managing the electrical compliance of public buildings Electrical safety testing in the public sector raises specific concerns. Whilst ensuring that the public are safe the services ...

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Open and shut case

Managers of hospitals, care homes and other healthcare buildings need to ensure that the design and installation of doors does not put vulnerable people at risk, says Simon Osborne Commercial Leader of Allegion in the UK and Ireland It would ...

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Smart works

Glen Cardinal, managing director of Platinum Facilities and Maintenance Services, explains why today’s maintenance engineer is more likely to need a laptop than a spanner, and what this means for facilities management Mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance used to be ...

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Empty threats

Vacant Property

Vacant commercial buildings are increasingly at risk from squatters, metal thieves and other hazards. Guy Other, CEO of Orbis, warns that failure to protect empty property can have severe consequences. It was hard to escape the irony of the news ...

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Removing public building heating risks

In this article Phil Marris, managing director at Jaga Heating Products UK, discusses why Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators are the best choice for heating public buildings Public sector buildings are subject to continuous public footfall, so organisations must carry ...

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Lessons learned

Robert Snook, director and general manager at Portakabin, looks at how a secondary school devastated in the Cumbria floods successfully minimised the impact on education provision and shares some of the lessons learned Unprecedented flooding across Cumbria was caused by ...

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