Recent tests at BRE has confirmed that Hydropanel partition walls meet all the requirements of BS 5234-2: 1992 including criteria for stiffness, resistance to surface damage by a variety of objects and the effects of door slamming, as well as resistance to crowd pressure. It also underwent lightweight and heavyweight anchorage tests

Hardware and bathroom fittings manufacturer Samuel Heath has introduced antimicrobial options across its product ranges to help enhance infection resistance in new-build and refurbishment projects. It exploits the copper content of Samuel Heath’s brass products to kill harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Pland Stainless, the manufacturer of washroom and sanitaryware equipment, has launched a set of literature dedicated to the healthcare sector. The literature includes a full set of factsheets covering standard and bespoke healthcare products, including sinktops, scrub-up troughs, janitorial units and slop hoppers, all of which can be supplied to HTM63 and HTM64 requirements.

Johnson Controls has published its extensive heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration product catalogue for 2010. The catalogue includes product information and prices for 1,600 product lines covering actuators, valves, sensors, thermostats, transducers and controllers.

Architectural aluminium system supplier Kawneer has launched a RIBA-approved CPD on specifying windows for the healthcare market. It advises architects on the key market drivers such as documents F and L of the Building Regulations, BS 7950 for security and HTM 55/BS 8213 for safety.