Electrical Contracting News (ECN) May 2017 - Page 17

CONTRACT NEWS STUDENT SAFETY PREMIER LEAGUE STANDARD Harper Adams University in Shropshire has installed Aico’s 160e series of mains powered smoke alarms into its student accommodation in a move to increase levels of protection for students. Harper Adams University is a specialist provider of higher education for the agricultural and rural sector. It has more than 4,000 students, many live on campus in halls of residence and other properties, including semi- detached cottages. These cottages, each with four to fi ve bedrooms – already benefi t from Aico smoke alarms in the landing and hall. The university wanted to increase the level of protection, but without the expense of moving to an LD1 system which is the highest protection in fi re alarm system categories. The solution was found in the use of Aico’s Ei160e series mains powered alarms with 10-year rechargeable Lithium cell back up with Ei164e heat alarms fi tted in the kitchens and Ei166e optical alarms in the bedrooms. The 160e series is compatible with existing Aico alarms and accessories, enabling for full system upgrades, simple system expansion and providing fl exibility for possible future change of use of property. Ei450 alarm controllers have also been fi tted in each property to enable all alarms on the system to be easily tested, silenced and the trigger alarm located from a safe, accessible location. A variety of Thorn Lighting’s luminaires have been installed at Middlesbrough FC (MFC) to elevate the facility to Premier League standards following the club’s promotion to the English Premier League at the end of the 2015/16 season. Staff offi ces and hospitality areas have been reconfi gured to make way for a state of the art media suite complete with kitchen, mixed zone, fi ve interview rooms and a TV editing suite. In addition, the reception has been modernised and new entrances created for the players and the media. Within the mixed zone, the media suite and the players tunnel there was a requirement to provide fl icker free lighting for the broadcaster’s ‘super slo-mo’ images of the players arriving. Thorn trialled various drivers and ultimately provided a Tridonic LED driver in conjunction with the Omega Pro LED that worked extremely well with the TV cameras. Thorns Omega Pro LED fi tting has a slim 12mm profi le and a UV stabilised opal acrylic diffuser so it will retain its clean look. For other areas Thorns Chalice LED, Voyager and Arrowfl ex fi ttings were chosen. Using LED luminaires has resulted in a signifi cant reduction in energy consumption when compared to the original fl uorescent lighting and provided much better colour rendering and despite the demanding nature of the installation programme, the project was completed on schedule. For further information visit: www.aico.co.uk For further information visit: www.thornlighting.co.uk ON THE RIGHT TRACK GBE has been appointed by Briggs and Forrester to carry out the supply, installation and commissioning of all fi re and security systems to the new National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster. The college will comprise of approximately 76,000ft 2 of teaching and workshop space, including specialist rail equipment such as 150m of external track and catenary. Along with the other college in Birmingham, it will train thousands of engineers to meet HS2’s future needs, as well as those in the wider rail sector. It is estimated that 2000 apprenticeship opportunities will be created by HS2, and there will be around 25,000 people employed during construction. GBE will be working with partners Advanced Electronics and Hochiki for the fi re alarm and detection system and Vox Ignis for disabled refuge and WC Alarms. For the security equipment, Paxton will be providing access control, HIK vision CCTV and the intruder alarms will be supplied by Honeywell. The data network will be supplied by Excel. GBE is scheduled to complete its work in May 2017. For further information visit: www.gbe-uk.com meridian Lighting NEW FOR 2017 ACFL100 ALL NEW AC AC LED Slim Driverless & IFL Industrial Floodlights Features & Benefits LED COB Type Chip ® ® High Lumens per Watts > 80 Watts ® ® High specification heat sink to withstand high temperatures and heat of the LED ® ® Colour 6500K (cool white) ® ® Surface Mounting with Bracket ® ® AC available in: 10W, 20W 30W 50W 80W & 100W ® ® IFL available in: 50W, 100W, 150W & 200W ® ® 240v NEW IP65 COB 20 IFL150 ALL NEW Check out our LED Lighting Catalogue NEW for 2017 Meridian Lighting by CED 44-48 Freshwater Road, Dagenham, Essex RM8 1RX (United Kingdom) Telephone. 020 8503 8500 Facsimile. 020 8503 8900 www.ced-elec.co. uk | info@ced-elec.co.uk Dedicated LED Floodlights Suitable for :- ‘Perimeter lighting, Carparks, Warehouses & Security Lighting’