C-TEC’s revolutionary hush buttons, which act as mini fire alarms, are protecting Epic House, a luxurious set of apartments in Leicester.
Connected to one of C-TEC’s 4-loop ZFP touchscreen addressable fire panels, the hush buttons allow residents to silence false alarms themselves, for instance, if a fire alarm is set off accidentally for whatever reason, i.e the burning of food.
The obvious benefit of this will be the prevention of any full-scale evacuation of the building that could occur.
The project was carried out by specialist fire company ICU Security Solutions Ltd.
Akbar Mahomed, on behalf of the company, commented: “C-TEC’s Hush buttons were specified in the pre-installation meetings to increase levels of fire protection in the 48 apartments. There have been a number of incidents at the building since we completed the installation and the hush buttons have proved very effective.”
A series of innovative systems feature throughout the ZFP touchscreen, further enhancing levels of fire protection at the 12-storey building. An example of this is certain windows and vents being programmed to open automatically in the event of a fire.
Zaheer Latif, from ICU, added: The ZFP’s capacity for cause and effects is very impressive and the panel’s touchscreen makes programming simple and straightforward.”
Phone +44 (0) 1942 322744
Fax +44 (0) 1942 829867
A Nottinghamshire college’s recent redevelopment has allowed for new buildings, facilities and opportunities, and Dulux Trade has been involved in the update.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation
A combination of Kee Systems’ safety products have been installed at the Twinings facility in Andover, to offer a top quality edge protection solution for staff members on the rooftop.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Membranes, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Posts, Roof Edge Protection, Roofs, Site Preperation
REHAU will be in Manchester next month to showcase two new products at its third Specifi event.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Drainage, Drainage Services, Exhibitions and Conferences, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Pipes, Plumbing, Posts
Given it offers low U-values, Senior’s PURe® aluminium window system has allowed contractor B&K to make large cost savings on the construction of schools.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows