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We all run on a very busy schedule and sometimes professional development takes a back seat for lack of time. The webinars we have held this past year have proved popular, as they offer a way to learn more on topics central to our industry without leaving your desk. To make it even easier to plan ahead and fit your professional development within your busy schedule, we are publishing dates for our upcoming webinars, all of which are held at 12:30 UK time:
Join Paul Compton, Technical Manager at Colt UK, from 12.30-13.30 GMT on Friday 22nd February 2013, as he presents a free webinar on key considerations when specifying weather louvres.
A common misconception is that all “Class A” weather louvres, as defined in EN 13030, offer the same level of rain defence and can be taken as equal.
We regularly work with consultant engineers and architects on the design of natural ventilation systems for power plants – and the number of projects is on the increase.
How long will it be until buildings consume no energy? Judging by a current project in Germany, it won’t be long at all. As part of the development of the BIQ House for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg, micro-algae are being used to create a so-called bio-adaptive facade. Such a system will provide both solar shading and generate renewable energy using a novel application of an established technology.
Earlier this year we wrote about 3 key considerations to make when specifying weather louvres. Today we will look at another important and often neglected part of the louvre specification: the ancillaries.
Let’s get the negatives out of the way first. Percentage free area is not a key consideration. It tells you nothing about the performance of the louvre, but it seems to be ingrained in specifications nonetheless.
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