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Event to Inform Industry About UKCA Marking Requirement

Event to Inform Industry About UKCA Marking Requirement

By Elevator World | August 27, 2021

TÜV SÜD plans to host a virtual event on September 8 at 9 a.m. British Summer Time aimed at providing details about what the new UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) marking means for manufacturers of lifts and components. Allowing lifts and components to be sold on the U.K. market and applying to products that have already…

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LEIA Urges U.K. Government to Reassess Self-Isolation Rules

LEIA Urges U.K. Government to Reassess Self-Isolation Rules

By Elevator World | July 22, 2021

The U.K.’s Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) has joined a call from industry sectors including retail, manufacturing and construction to re-examine current COVID-19 self-isolation rules, citing fear of a worker shortage as the holiday season approaches, LEIA announced on July 20. While LEIA welcomed the U.K. government’s announcement that self-isolation is set to end…

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Sterilizing Technology Undergoes Test on U.K. Escalator

Sterilizing Technology Undergoes Test on U.K. Escalator

By Elevator World | June 23, 2021

The Airstair escalator handrail sanitizing device developed by Oxonox has been installed as a test inside an escalator at Manchester Piccadilly in the U.K., The Construction Index reported in June. The device works by extracting oxygen and nitrogen from the air to produce plasma particles, which are then applied onto the handrails. The plasma is said to…

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Construction Activity Declines, Stays Above Pre-Covid Levels

Construction Activity Declines, Stays Above Pre-Covid Levels

By Elevator World | June 15, 2021

Construction activity in the U.K. fell 2% in April, but continues to stay above pre-COVID levels for the second straight month, Building reported in June. Construction output in March of this year was 2.4% above that of February 2020, the last fully unaffected month before lockdowns took place in March 2020. This is the first time in…

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London’s Canary Wharf Becoming More Residential

London’s Canary Wharf Becoming More Residential

By Elevator World | June 15, 2021

As Canary Wharf visionary Sir George Iacobescu has stepped down and handed the reins to new boss Shobi Khan, it appears that the vision for the Isle of Dogs will be more residential than it has been in the past, Building reported on June 11. This London financial center has a reputation as a place people…

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U.K.-U.S. MoU Aims to Improve BIM

U.K.-U.S. MoU Aims to Improve BIM

By Elevator World | May 27, 2021

The U.S.-based National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work with the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to develop the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program, NIBS announced on May 25. Under the two-year MoU, CDBB experts will assist NIBS in developing technical standards for…

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‘World’s First’ Octagon-Shaped Residential Tower Approved

‘World’s First’ Octagon-Shaped Residential Tower Approved

By Elevator World | May 5, 2021

Members of Birmingham City Council’s planning committee voted in favor of plans from Paradise Circus Ltd. Partnership for Octagon, part of the Paradise development, to build the “world’s first” purely octagonal residential tower, Birmingham Live reported on April 29. The 49-story tower built off Great Charles Street Queensway and Paradise Circus will be designed by Glenn Howells…

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Hotel/Residential Tower Planned in Greengate, Salford

Hotel/Residential Tower Planned in Greengate, Salford

By Elevator World | April 27, 2021

U.K. architects BDP have put forth a proposal for a 36-story red tower in Greengate, Salford, Architects’ Journal reported on April 20. Bringing co-living spaces and a hotel, the tower’s planning application also asks to convert eight railway arches into café and bar spaces. The first 10 floors of the tower would be dedicated to the 171-room…

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