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March 16, 2021

Piling project completes on Leeds’ Climate Innovation District

Specialist contractor North Piling is celebrating the successful completion of a 248-pile design, supply and installation project on behalf of sustainable developers Citu at its award-winning Climate Innovation District, Leeds. North Piling used a Junttan PM20 driven piling rig to install the 300sq & 250sq pre-cast concrete piles, overseen by

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Plans unveiled for new £36 million Eye Hospital in Sunderland

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has today unveiled plans to build an iconic new Eye Hospital in the centre of Sunderland as part of the City’s ambitious Riverside Sunderland masterplan. Sunderland Eye Infirmary is one of very few specialist standalone eye hospitals in the whole country and the

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Wavensmere Homes welcomes new Director of Development

Brad Critcher has been appointed the new Director of Development. Wavensmere Homes, property developers based in the Midlands, have today announced that Brad Critcher has been named as Director of Development. This is a new role for the company following the huge success of the Nightingale Quarter in Derby and

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Southwark Construction Skills Centre Moves to Canada Water

Southwark Construction Skills Centre Moves to Canada Water

Southwark Construction Skills Centre (SCSC) is moving from its original base at Elephant Park, to a new home at Canada Water. SCSC has been at the site in Elephant Park since 2016 and has been supported by major contractor Lendlease in providing training and upskilling to those interested in a

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Airthings Launches Its Smart Indoor Air Monitor

Airthings Launches Its Smart Indoor Air Monitor

Airthings, makers of the best-selling indoor air quality and radon solutions for businesses and professionals, has launched its View Plus indoor air quality monitor, including the brand’s most advanced air quality technology to date. View Plus is a battery operated device which includes sensors for particulate matter (PM), radon, carbon

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The Importance of the Industrial Gearbox

An industrial box is used in different machines in the industry. It is a mechanical device that transfers energy from one machine to another. The industrial gearbox is used to reduce the speed of the motor and increase its torque rotation. It is made up of steel and placed on

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Steps to Follow If You Were in Manhattan on 9/11

September 11 of 2001, now simply referred to as 9/11, was one of the darkest days in American history. The incidents of that day, in which several commercial planes were hijacked and used for suicide attacks, left close to 3,000 people dead and thousands more injured, with the bulk of

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March 16, 2021

Panattoni on-site with 1 million sq ft development at Panattoni Park Northampton

Panattoni, the largest industrial developer in Europe, is set to start work on the second phase of its 1.6 million sq ft industrial park in Northampton. Panattoni Park Northampton is already the home to three former Panattoni buildings and will see further units delivered at 250,000 sq ft, 380,000 sq ft and 430,000 sq ft, totalling over another 1 million sq ft at the park. The second phase of development at the Park comes after Panattoni successfully speculatively developed and let 625,000 sq ft of space to Eddie Stobart Logistics. Winvic Construction Ltd have begun construction on the three new spec units will be developed over two phases, the first being units 250,000 sq ft and 430,000 sq ft with steels emerging in the coming weeks. Finally, the 380,000 sq ft which will commence later in 2021. Each will benefit from the same prominent location based on junction 16 of the M1 motorway, which will see tens of thousands of cars pass the occupiers’ logos each day. All three units will be built to 15m clear internal height and benefit from 50m yards. Northampton sits in the so-called ‘logistics golden triangle’, considered to be the UK’s most strategically important location for distribution. Panattoni Park Northampton is only 20 miles from the M6 and A14. The completed buildings will be built to a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and have an ‘A+’ EPC rating. Local services have been improved on site as part of the development, with the Red Lion Truck Stop parking area being expanded to accommodate more vehicles, as well as an HGV filling station being added to the existing set of pumps. The section 278 road that leads to the truck stop and main development has also been improved to give better access to the motorway. Once fully occupied, the development could support over 1000 jobs. Oliver Bertram, Development Director at Panattoni, said: “We’re delighted to be continuing the development of 1 million sq ft in Northampton, after only recently completing the three units for Eddie Stobart. This shows that Panattoni has the confidence to deliver speculatively, knowing that the market needs more space. “This park gives businesses an ideal base to serve key markets across the UK, with direct access to the country’s major motorways. Market interest remains high in this area and we are committed to providing the right spaces for businesses to expand their operations. The new units at Panattoni Park Northampton will do just that.” Matthew Byrom, Managing Director at Panattoni, added: “This next phase of development in Northampton demonstrates the success of our high-level business strategy in the UK and the speed and scale at which we work. There are limited opportunities in the UK that will deliver a 1 million sq ft spec option and it’s an important build for industry as a whole and one that we anticipate will soon be let quickly.” Danny Nelson, Director of Winvic Construction Ltd said: “Panattoni Park in Northampton is a scheme that is dear to us. Not only is it close to our head office, we’ve also been on site since 2018, shaping the space with civils and infrastructure works and we then successfully constructed three units simultaneously for Phase 1. “We’re pleased that Panattoni has selected us to deliver more industrial warehouses and that they know Phase 2 is in a safe pair of hands. The challenge is now ours to surpass their expectations once again.” For more details on Panattoni Park Northampton please click this link.

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VONDER REVEALS WEMBLEY WILL BE LARGEST UK CO-LIVING PROJECT TO DATE

Vonder, a global co-living brand, has announced that Wembley will be the next location to join its London portfolio. Vonder will operate a long-term master lease on 313 apartments as a triple-net tenant across 14,000 sqm of residential space. The company will take on all operational and marketing costs, as well as full property management for the new scheme. Vonder Wembley follows the announcement of the brand’s latest co-living project, Vonder Skies, which recently opened in Brentford. Due to launch in May 2021, Vonder Wembley is located at 1 Olympic Way, right next to Wembley Park tube station and just a few minutes’ walk to the renowned stadium. The complex spans over 15 floors, and offers 174 studios, 121 one-bedroom apartments, and 18 three-bedroom apartments. All 313 apartments come fully furnished with contemporary stylish design for Vonder members – Vonderers – to enjoy. Taking co-living to a whole new level, Vonder Wembley will also offer a private and exclusive member lounge on the 15th floor, hosting community and cultural events with spectacular panoramic views of the capital. Similar to Vonder’s other branded projects across the globe, Vonder Wembley will provide a hassle-free, all-inclusive approach to renting in the capital. With consumers wants and needs at the heart of their business, this site will provide access to 1,000 sqm state-of-the-art ground floor amenities including co-working spaces with conference rooms, a gym, yoga room, private cinema, café, lounge with shared kitchens and a games room. Commenting on the scheme for Vonder Wembley, Tomer Bercoviz, CEO of Vonder, said: “Wembley is one of the most iconic and desirable areas to live in London. We are very excited to bring our evolved concept to the market here. This is a top-notch co-living product which is unprecedented in London. Vonder Wembley offers beautiful apartments, quality furniture and world-class amenities to cover all members’ needs, not to mention the one-of-a-kind rooftop lounge with outstanding views.  This is the largest project that we will launch to date in the UK – and we have many more exciting developments in the pipeline.” Wembley sits in zone 4 and is situated just 10 miles from the heart of the capital. With great proximity and easy access to its three rail stations, it has been a prime spot for developers and investors in North-West London and has benefited from huge regeneration projects over the years. Wembley Park Tube provides direct access to the Jubilee Line (only 15 minutes from Bond Street and Oxford Circus) or the Metropolitan Line (Baker Street is accessible within 10 minutes).  Other easy access routes include Wembley Central for the Bakerloo Line and overground lines, and Wembley Stadium which has rail services to Marylebone. This flagship development, Vonder Wembley, will join the brand’s existing London property schemes including, Vonder Skies, Vonder Hill, Vonder Shoreditch, Vonder Village and many more, and will continue to strengthen the growth of Vonder’s international portfolio of over 30 locations spread across London, Berlin, Warsaw and Dublin.

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Piling project completes on Leeds’ Climate Innovation District

Specialist contractor North Piling is celebrating the successful completion of a 248-pile design, supply and installation project on behalf of sustainable developers Citu at its award-winning Climate Innovation District, Leeds. North Piling used a Junttan PM20 driven piling rig to install the 300sq & 250sq pre-cast concrete piles, overseen by Director of Operations Gary Weir. The team were onsite a total of 3 weeks.  The riverside site, on the edge of Leeds city centre, was not without its challenges with unforeseen ground obstructions and poor weather conditions, including lengthy snow periods, having to be overcome so the final schedule was unaffected. The piles are supporting Citu’s “Aire Lofts”, consisting of 108 mainly one and two-bedroom apartments, with a handful of penthouses, due to complete in 2022. The Climate Innovation District is the largest sustainable development currently underway in the UK with 1,000 homes being built on car-free streets on the former brownfield site which straddles the north and south banks of the River Aire. These are connected by an iconic bridge, installed by Citu, to serve both sides of the community. Citu is an award-winning vertically integrated developer that designs and wholly manages the construction of a range of 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes and apartments, based around a Scandinavian model of medium density urban housing. All the homes are uniquely manufactured at Citu’s factory, Citu Works, again reducing the carbon footprint of the overall build. Said North Piling Managing Director Adam Silverwood: “North Piling prides itself on accurate quoting and complete transparency from the outset and throughout the project in order the gain trust, build relationships and allow for effective communication. Feedback from Citu was that they were delighted with the communications throughout the project and our fast response times meant for a streamlined delivery of service. “I am thrilled that North Piling was involved in what is turning into an iconic development for Leeds city centre. It is even more personal to me as this is my home city and where North Piling began its journey,” added Adam. “I am extremely proud of my team for their consistent hard work and dedication in very testing circumstances due to the Pandemic. I pass this site regularly and look forward to watching the site progress and deliver a development that is leading the way in sustainable living.” Leeds-based Citu was set up in 2004 by Chris Thompson, who continues to lead the business today. Citu aims to tackle climate change through developing exemplar and innovative developments that help create a ripple effect in the industry and lead to more widespread adoption of sustainable methodologies. Always brownfield, urban, connected and embodying a sense of community, Citu has been developing a framework of what sustainable development looks like and believes the wider benefits around health and wellbeing, air quality, ecology, fuel poverty, economic development, connectivity and tackling the housing shortage – all mean that the net effect is a very positive one. Chris added: “We were delighted with the work undertaken by the North Piling team which was delivered on time, despite some challenging conditions.  The communication was excellent, site inspections were undertaken at very short notice to ensure we could go ahead with the planned date for the piling works, nothing was too much trouble.” Note to Editors: North Piling is a specialist piling company based in Leeds, Yorkshire and operates nationwide offering reliable cost-effective piling solutions. The team has 15 years’ experience in the piling industry, can undertake all methods of piling, offer a personalised and transparent service.  North Piling install piled foundations for house extensions to large housing developments, commercial buildings, flood lights, wind turbines and many more. www.northpiling.co.uk  Climate Innovation District: Citu is developing over 1,000 new low carbon homes alongside manufacturing, leisure, offices, a primary school, care home and climate resilient public facilities in Leeds. The homes will be a mix of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments, and 3 and 4 bedroom ‘family’ houses based around a European model of medium density urban housing with high architectural and design standards that create homes that feel light, bright and well designed. Each home will have access to large amounts of outdoor space and the district creates a series of inter-linked pieces of high-quality public realm designed to encourage community interaction.

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GMI commences work on new Manchester City Centre student studio accommodation scheme.

The development situated less than 200 yards away from the Manchester Metropolitan University campus, will consist of the construction of 62 studio apartments. GMI Construction has commenced works on a new nine-storey Student Accommodation development, for client Alumno Group, at a site near the Manchester Metropolitan University campus in Manchester City Centre. The project valued at £5.5 Million will consist of the construction of 62 self-contained studio apartments that will feature their own kitchenette and bathroom.  Each floor will typically feature eight studio apartments together with a communal area for residents. On the ground floor of the development which has been designed by Ben Kelly, the iconic designer of the world-famous Hacienda Nightclub in Manchester facilities will include a reception/concierge and ‘The Wash Bar’, together with a plant room and associated facilities needed to support the buildings operation.  There will also be storage allocated for bikes. Construction commenced on site at the beginning of March with the first resident expected to move in by the summer of 2022. Speaking about the project David Campbell, Managing Director of Alumno Group said: “We are absolutely delighted to be on site with the team at GMI.   The site is within the Manchester Metropolitan University campus boundary and just a five-minute walk from the University of Manchester. It will be an excellent bespoke and modern student community hub. We have high hopes that this will set a new benchmark in this location and enhance the choice available to students, who continue to make Manchester a major destination for both study and the excellent student experience.” Also commenting about the project GMI Divisional Managing Director Marc Banks said: “This project will regenerate a once uninhabited space into a vibrant and contemporary residential hub for students to thrive in and enhance their University Experience and so we are delighted to be working with our valued client Alumno Group and Consultants on this impressive new residential development. With the interior of the development featuring designs by iconic Manchester designer Ben Kelly, the development is set to become a dynamic and creative environment for students to enhance their University Experience. For further information visit: http://alumnogroup.com/projects/

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Plans unveiled for new £36 million Eye Hospital in Sunderland

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has today unveiled plans to build an iconic new Eye Hospital in the centre of Sunderland as part of the City’s ambitious Riverside Sunderland masterplan. Sunderland Eye Infirmary is one of very few specialist standalone eye hospitals in the whole country and the region’s only dedicated centre for ophthalmology care.  It is home to the Regional Cataract Treatment Centre and widely regarded across the NHS, both regionally and nationally, as a centre of excellence for eye services, caring for patients from across the North East, Cumbria and beyond. The current facilities on Queen Alexandra Road in the South East of the City are now over 75 years old with a costly and aging infrastructure that does not reflect the world class treatment and outstanding NHS care taking place inside.  Building a brand new, fit-for-purpose Eye Hospital has long been part of the Trust’s strategic ambitions and has now been made possible thanks to partnership working with Sunderland City Council. All clinical services currently provided from Sunderland Eye Infirmary will transfer to the new state-of-the-art facility to be delivered from a new modern, purpose-built environment in a much more accessible City centre location.  As part of its plans, the Trust is also keen to continue expanding its specialist ophthalmology services in the community through its satellite hubs across South Tyneside, Sunderland and Durham, including the introduction of a new clinic at Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre in South Shields. Staff at Sunderland Eye Infirmary have welcomed plans for a new hospital.  Clinical Director for Ophthalmology services and Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Jean-Pierre Danjoux said: “Staff at the Eye Infirmary are absolutely thrilled at the prospect of a brand new hospital as there is no doubt that our current building is dated and no longer fit for purpose.  The services we offer are nothing short of world class with outstanding patient feedback and they deserve an environment to match.  Today’s news is testament to the perseverance and ingenuity of our leadership team, who, by working in partnership with the Council, are now turning our dream of a new facility into reality for patients.” Plans to build a new Eye Hospital in Sunderland have only been made possible thanks to strong collaboration between the NHS and the local authority.  Funding for the development has been provided by the local authority and will be repaid by the Trust to allow the relocation of the hospital to a much improved City centre location on the former Vaux site.  Mr Ken Bremner MBE, Chief Executive of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust said: “Our ambitions for a new Eye Hospital in Sunderland have been a long time in the making.  Announcing our development plans is a historic moment for the Trust and represents a major investment into the local NHS thanks to our collaboration with Sunderland City Council. “In these uncertain times and especially as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, this is an extremely positive and welcome development and demonstrates our commitment to working with local partners to deliver the very best healthcare for the people we serve.  We now look forward to involving patients, staff and the wider public in the design process ahead and as we work together to progress plans to the next stage.”  Over the coming weeks a series of virtual engagement sessions will take place as follows and people can book onto the sessions via www.stsft.nhs.uk/neweyehospital: Friday 19 March         2pm – 3pm   Saturday 27 March     11am – 12 noon Tuesday 30 March      1pm – 2pm Thursday 15 April       2pm – 3pm Tuesday 20 April         6pm – 7pm Tuesday 27 April         10am – 11am Thursday 29 April       2pm – 3pm Tuesday 4 May           1pm – 2pm The Trust is keen to hear from as many people as possible to ensure the design of the new Eye Hospital provides the optimal experience for patients, staff and visitors.  Work is also taking place with The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to ensure the new hospital design is built around the needs of those with sight impairments. Plans for a new Eye Hospital in Sunderland have been fully supported by the region’s NHS.  Sir Liam Donaldson, Chairman of the Integrated Care System across the North East and North Cumbria said: “This exciting development builds on Sunderland’s great tradition in eye surgery. It also shows how, in the midst of the extraordinary pressures of the pandemic, the NHS is still innovating and looking to the future needs of patients. The new Sunderland Eye Infirmary will shine as a beacon of excellence in the North East’s NHS for years to come.” The announcement represents the latest boost for Riverside Sunderland, which is undergoing rapid regeneration in line with the Council’s delivery plan to transform the area into a dynamic urban quarter, where up to 2,500 people will live, 10,000 will work and thousands will visit.  The new Eye Hospital will stand alongside The Beam; City Hall, which is nearing completion, and two further commercial properties that are being developed as part of Legal & General’s £100m commitment to the site.  Councillor Graeme Miller, Leader of Sunderland City Council said: “We are delighted to work with the Trust on this exciting development for the City and help deliver a new world class facility for Sunderland Eye Infirmary as part of our Riverside Sunderland plans.  We look forward to working with the NHS in the weeks and months ahead as plans progress.”  Healthcare leaders will use the feedback gathered over the next few months to shape its plans for a new Eye Hospital before submitting a formal planning application at the end of May.  The Trust hopes to start building work in 2022 (subject to planning approval) and is aiming for the new Eye Hospital to open in 2024.  For more information visit: www.stsft.nhs.uk/neweyehospital or email stsft.SEI@nhs.net.

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Wavensmere Homes welcomes new Director of Development

Brad Critcher has been appointed the new Director of Development. Wavensmere Homes, property developers based in the Midlands, have today announced that Brad Critcher has been named as Director of Development. This is a new role for the company following the huge success of the Nightingale Quarter in Derby and is indicative of the Company’s enthusiasm to secure further development opportunities across the greater Midlands area. Brad brings more than 30 years development experience gained across various sectors including retail, leisure, strategic land/residential and mixed use, having held senior development positions at Sainsbury’s and Castlemore, and more recently at shopping centre REIT intu where he led the team seeking to identify and secure the diversification of the portfolio via the addition of compatible non retail uses. James Dickens, Managing Director of Wavensmere Homes said: “Brad will give a new string to the Wavensmere bow. His knowledge and skill set will give us a competitive edge in repurposing city centre retail assets.  “Brad’s extensive property and business development background will allow Wavensmere Homes to tap into new areas of the sector. We look forward to bringing Brad onboard at such an exciting time for the company following the success of Nightingale Quarter. We continue to concentrate primarily in and around the Midlands looking for new build opportunities. Eyes are firmly set on the future and the growth of the company.” Brad added: “I am incredibly excited to be joining the Wavensmere Homes team at this critical time. I believe its existing business model and talented management team is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the ever-changing property industry and the new opportunities and challenges that will unfold over the next few years. Urban regeneration, the revitalisation of our town centres and the repurposing of buildings is a key element in achieving sustainable and responsible economic growth as well as the creation of inclusive and thoughtfully designed communities. Wavensmere Homes has already demonstrated these skills with a number of best-in-class developments including Crocketts Lane, The Forge and Nightingale Quarter.” Brad has a degree in Land Administration, is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors having been elected in 1992, a past Chair of Accessible Retail and a member of various Revo Steering Groups. Established in 2015, Wavensmere Homes continues to go from strength-to strength specialising in challenging sites, place making and regeneration across the Midlands. Its on-going development, Nightingale Quarter, will create nearly 800 homes and is set to become one of the largest city centre regeneration projects in the UK. For Wavensmere Homes sales, email: info@wavensmere.com.

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Southwark Construction Skills Centre Moves to Canada Water

Southwark Construction Skills Centre Moves to Canada Water

Southwark Construction Skills Centre (SCSC) is moving from its original base at Elephant Park, to a new home at Canada Water. SCSC has been at the site in Elephant Park since 2016 and has been supported by major contractor Lendlease in providing training and upskilling to those interested in a career in construction. During this time, SCSC has contributed £40 million in social value to the local economy, training more than 10,000 residents, and helped to create more than 3,000 jobs in the construction sector. Now the community-centred skills and training centre, supported by Southwark Council and run by The Skills Centre, is set to move to its new home at Hawker House, Canada Water in April, in support of the British Land Canada Water Masterplan. “The aim was always to move the training facility to support additional projects in Southwark and this is the first move it has made since opening in 2016 – and we’re hugely excited about becoming a meaningful part of the community at Canada Water,” said Jon Howlin, Managing Director of The Skills Centre, which runs SCSC. “It has been an honour to work with the Elephant Park community and to help so many people learn new skills and train to gain great jobs in the construction industry – we’ve simply had the best experience. The Skills Centre now looks forward to doing the same again for the community at Canada Water.” SCSC will be offering the same opportunities at Canada Water as it did in Elephant Park, with employment prospects, apprenticeships and pre-employment training for local residents, as well as continuing its schools’ programme; inspiring Southwark school children to consider the varied jobs on offer through a career in construction. The move is a joint initiative between The Skills Centre, Southwark Council, British Land, and Art Invest. “Thousands of our residents have walked through the doors of Southwark Construction Skills Centre at Elephant Park to receive expert training and support, with many going on to secure real jobs at sites across the Borough,” commented Councillor Rebecca Lury, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Business & Jobs. “With a 20-year programme of construction work at Canada Water, one of the Council’s largest regeneration schemes, this is an ideal location for creating an exciting training venue for our residents. I’m excited to see SCSC and The Skills Centre go from strength to strength, with the help of new partners British Land and Art-Invest to create opportunities for residents from across the Borough.” Canada Water Masterplan is a joint initiative between Southwark Council and British Land, working closely with Art-Invest, to develop a 53-acre scheme that will deliver workspace to accommodate around 20,000 jobs, retail, leisure, entertainment, education and community spaces. There will be around 3,000 new homes, of which 35% will be affordable, as well as 12 acres of open space and a new town centre for Southwark; the first new town centre built in London for more than 100 years.   Construction of the new centre in Canada Water will begin in April, with a planned opening on June 21st. Opening hours will be from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with community-based activities planned for Saturdays. Local residents will also have access to a digital library, basic digital training as well as use of computer equipment, which will all be free. The centre will be run in a Covid-safe way, with Covid safety training also provided.

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Airthings Launches Its Smart Indoor Air Monitor

Airthings Launches Its Smart Indoor Air Monitor

Airthings, makers of the best-selling indoor air quality and radon solutions for businesses and professionals, has launched its View Plus indoor air quality monitor, including the brand’s most advanced air quality technology to date. View Plus is a battery operated device which includes sensors for particulate matter (PM), radon, carbon dioxide (CO2) and much more, along with a customisable display for easy visualisation. For businesses, View Plus is the most comprehensive indoor air quality monitor to complement the Airthings for Business solution, helping create healthy, productive, and energy-efficient indoor spaces, whether it be a school, office or a restaurant. According to the World Health Organisation, 9 out of 10 people breathe unsafe air on a regular basis. The effects of allergens, pollution, wildfire smoke, radon and airborne viruses impact the health of people all over the world, yet these invisible enemies often lurk freely in our everyday environments without the ability to detect them. View Plus is here to change that and offer a level of control over the air that has never been possible before. By monitoring for PM, radon, CO2, humidity, airborne chemicals (VOC), temperature, air pressure, and even outdoor air quality, View Plus displays a comprehensive spectrum of insights and provides a glance into air quality in a way that is easy for anyone to understand. View Plus for Business also includes a light and noise sensor, as well as occupancy data and the Virus Risk Indicator. Invisible to the naked eye PM detection is a new addition to Airthings’ range of product capabilities and will provide a level of insight into air quality, both at home and at work. The term “particulate matter” describes microscopic particles in the air, which can include anything from dust and pollen to pollutants emitted from car exhaust, industrial activity, wood-burning stoves, smoke from wildfires, cooking, cigarette smoke, and pets, and more. While invisible to the naked eye, the impact of PM on our health can be colossal – it can irritate lungs, agitate pre-existing conditions such as asthma, and can even contribute to serious illnesses, such as heart attacks and coronary artery disease. The only way to combat PM in the air is to gain awareness of its presence and take informed action; which is where View Plus can help. The product features a built-in particle sensor that can detect PM2.5 and PM1, and provide users with continuous access to data, as well as notifications to alert about changes in the air. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen the levels of awareness about air quality increase dramatically,” said Oyvind Birkenes, CEO of Airthings. “We decided to develop View Plus to help people everywhere understand that they have more control over their air quality than they might think. Our mission at Airthings has always been to educate people and foster constructive conversation about how air quality can impact their health and daily lives. With View Plus, we can empower people and businesses to learn about the air quality in schools, offices, or even their favorite restaurants, in a way that is constructive and easy to understand.” Customisable to everyone’s needs With a sleek and minimalistic design interface that will fit seamlessly in any building, View Plus adapts to the surroundings, showing the most relevant data based on the location. It also allows for customisation options for users who want to prioritise the air quality data that matters most to them – whether it be PM, radon, CO2, humidity, or something else. Gaining an understanding of the air with View Plus is as easy as waving a hand in front of the device for a colour-coded air quality check. Users can log into the Airthings Dashboard for in-depth insights into the air or open the Airthings app for a quick and easy view of the air quality levels. The View Plus for Business is wireless and connects to the Airthings for Business solution over SmartLink using the Hub, allowing for a battery life of up to four years. View Plus can be placed in any school, office, restaurant, or other commercial buildings—making for a convenient way to transform indoor air quality from an invisible threat to a visible, understandable, and controllable aspect of life. Airthings for Business has been developed to allow businesses to monitor, visualise and control indoor air quality to ensure a safe and healthy environment for staff. This in turn improves general health, wellbeing and productivity of the workforce. Set up in a matter of minutes, the wireless monitors run on long-lasting batteries, making the solution easily scalable and customisable to any new or existing space.

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The Importance of the Industrial Gearbox

An industrial box is used in different machines in the industry. It is a mechanical device that transfers energy from one machine to another. The industrial gearbox is used to reduce the speed of the motor and increase its torque rotation. It is made up of steel and placed on the engine’s pole and Depending on the machine’s internal composition. The gearbox is very important for industries; a breakdown during work affects the whole industry, so it needs immediate repair. Many gearbox repair companies’ give 24/7 services to satisfy their clients. Industrial gearboxes are made up of steel, but some gearbox manufacturer companies made plastic gearboxes, For example, spur models. There are different types of the industrial gearbox which are used in various types of machine in industries. Like Skew bevel helical gearboxes, coaxial helical line, Bevel helical gearboxes, Worm reduction gearboxes, helical gearboxes, planetary gearboxes. These are some gearboxes, which are mostly used in industries. There are two primary types of industrial gearbox. First is the straight gearbox, which has straight teeth and it is used for low-speed machines, and also it is very rowdy. Another one is the helical gearbox is combining like a riddle. They are used in high-speed appliances and too silent as compared to a straight gearbox. In the industries where the industrial gearbox is mainly mostly as under: Cement industry: In the cement industry, a bevel helical gearbox is used because high torque machines are needed. And bevel helical gearbox has all those functions like reduction in speed and or engine expansion. Paper industry: gearboxes are also used in the paper industry because they need smooth and slung working, and gearboxes are efficient. Sugar industry: In the sugar industry, planetary and helical gearboxes are used because many heavy machines work. Steel industry: in the steel industry, different types of powerful and heavy machines are used like planetary, pinion, and gearboxes. Some factors are essential for the industrial gearbox. Gear ratio: gearbox ratio is the ratio of the number of gears and teeth present in the gearbox. There are two types of equipment currently in the gearbox. And both have their teeth. We can easily calculate the gear ratio by following the step, which is as under first of all separate gears and then counts their teeth if one gear has ten teeth and the other has 20 teeth then the ratio will be one is to 2. Output torque: In the gearbox, speed and torque are inversely proportional with each other if torque is high, then the speed of the machine will low. If you need the output of torque is high, then you need more gear ratio. Load distribution: if you want a gearbox first, you have to find out how much weight the gearbox has to support because if your gearbox bears heavyweight, then it can miss the place from its alignment, which is not suitable for your machine. The industrial gearbox is an essential part of an industry. Without it, the machine will not work accurately; if there is an issue in the gearbox, the device will not function properly, which gives massive loss to the industry and provides enormous devastation to human life. If you want to save your time and machine, you have to give your gearbox adequate care. If you want your gearbox to work for years, you have to take care of oil lubricant frequently because oil is essential for the gearbox to work in continuity. If the oil level is low, it gives you expensive consequences because your gearbox will fail badly, and if you go to repair it will make it costly. If your gearbox is not properly lubricated, it causes many problems in the gearbox, like the gearbox’s surface is damaged. Oil saves the gearbox’s surface from stress and temperature, increasing because of the machine’s speed. Oil lubrication is important because it protects the gearbox’s surface from distress and keeps the internal parts of the machine cool and maintained. For your industrial gearbox’s safety, you have to check the oil level daily; if you feel it is low, and then increase its level.

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Steps to Follow If You Were in Manhattan on 9/11

September 11 of 2001, now simply referred to as 9/11, was one of the darkest days in American history. The incidents of that day, in which several commercial planes were hijacked and used for suicide attacks, left close to 3,000 people dead and thousands more injured, with the bulk of those figures centered around the destruction and collapse of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. The incident itself caused a lot of death and destruction, and the recovery process for the city of New York and the nation itself was a long one. Even now, many years after the incident, the effects of 9/11 can still be felt in more ways than one, and in recent times, studies have shown that those who were present in Manhattan around that time are at a higher risk of many types of cancer. In the wake of these developments, many people who were present in the Manhattan area on or after September 11, perhaps working in the area or living nearby at the time, have begun to worry about their own health and want to know what to do next. This guide will cover all of the key information you need to know regarding the right steps to take. The Basics Before we get into the steps you should follow to potentially make claims, get medical care, and even potentially receive compensation for cancer connected to 9/11, it’s important to go over the basics of the situation in order to understand your rights and what you may or may not be entitled to. You can find various resources regarding this matter online. As a brief overview, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is the main fund to be aware of. This was actually set up shortly after the attacks of 9/11 but is still paying out and accepting claims today as research reveals more about the long-lasting risks and threats posed by the attacks. By learning more about this, you’ll be better prepared to make your claims and proceed. Remain Calm and Speak with Your Doctor Even though you may be at a higher risk of cancer because of your presence in the Lower Manhattan area during September of 2001, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are or will become ill. There are many people who were present at the time and who have gone on to enjoy perfectly healthy lives, so it’s important to try to remain calm and speak with your doctor to learn more about the situation, rather than panicking or jumping to conclusions. Many people are naturally worried about their health after learning about these findings, but speaking with a doctor can provide you with some much-needed clarity on the situation. A doctor may also be able to run tests and checks to identify any signs of illness too, as well as suggesting lifestyle alterations or treatment options to improve your health if needed. Speak to a Lawyer When it comes to making claims and seeking compensation, it’s usually best to contact professionals. So as well as speaking with a doctor, it’s also recommended that you contact a legal professional too. There are various legal firms out there that specialize in helping people who may be suffering from health issues connected to the incidents of 9/11. These attorneys will be able to answer questions you might have on the matter, clarifying any confusion and helping you make the right decisions, and contact the right people. They can also help with your claim applications and any appeals you might need to make if your claim gets rejected, as well as aiding with the process of gathering the evidence you need to support your claim, as you’ll need to provide documents and other evidence to show you were actually in the area at the time. Final Word Those who were present in Lower Manhattan on or after the events of September 11 2001 may have been exposed to the large dust cloud that formed in the area when the attacks occurred. This cloud was filled with a range of potentially harmful elements and particles, including asbestos, jet fuel, and more. Unfortunately, as studies have shown, the long-term risks of such exposure can be very damaging, but by contacting a lawyer, speaking with a doctor, and making a claim, you can get some degree of justice and compensation. So don’t suffer in silence; contact the right people today and get the help you need.

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