Modular buildings set for new standard to change 'prefab' bias
Buildings & Cities
Modular buildings manufactured offsite, that are environmentally sound and go towards solving the affordable housing crisis, are set for a new product standard by BRE to change the consumer perception of poor quality 'prefabs'. The standard will be explained at the forthcoming ecobuild 2018 next month.
Norway launch shows battery propulsion possible on large ships
Hurtigruten's new hybrid expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen has touched water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The vessel features new hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
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Health & safety
Remote sensor assembly enhances Crowcon’s XgardIQ fixed point detection solution
In response to an industry-wide drive towards improved worker safety and reducing maintenance downtime, Crowcon has developed a remote sensor assembly to work alongside its XgardIQ fixed point detector and transmitter.
OPTEX DETECTORS PROTECT LIVELIHOODS 'DOWN ON THE FARM'
The success of a security installation using OPTEX detectors to protect against the theft of expensive machinery and equipment at an arable farm in North Lincolnshire has led to a similar system being deployed to protect turbines at a neighbouring windfarm.