This week, a health and education special presents radiators that don't burn, doors don't bite and carpets that can take anything. We also give you the spec for a magnificent new hospital wing …
Three-compartment trunking
Electrical products specialist MEM has extended its Energy-Link cable management range with the introduction of a three-compartment trunking system for applications such as schools and hospitals. The product, called 3CT, is made from a high-impact plastic and has fully segmented compartments for power, data and communications cables. Each compartment has its own clip-on lid. Four different profiles are available depending on whether it is for dado or skirting mounting and the product is compatible with other MEM wiring producs.
MEM 301

Mobile school buildings
Portable buildings manufacturer Portakabin has launched prefabricated classrooms for primary and secondary schools. One module contains two 64 m2 classrooms and a large cloakroom, and each classroom can accommodate up to 30 pupils. The company says the purpose-designed accommodation features specialist teaching resources combined with high levels of natural light, good ventilation and energy efficiency.
Portakabin 302

Touchable radiator
Autron, the maker of low-surface-temperature radiators, has added the Sterling Ensign to its range. It has a new type of aluminium grille fitted to the top and bottom half of the radiator to prevent small items falling inside the casing. The product conforms to NHS guidelines for touch temperature and is available in a range of sizes up to a maximum of 3 m long with an output of 3300 W.
Autron 303

Smoker's shelter
Hospitals usually have hordes of smokers clustered around the entrance, and the ground is littered with cigarette ends. QMP has brought out its Shepherd Smoking Shelter to help alleviate the problem. It features polycarbonate sides and is open at the base and roofline to help disperse cigarette smoke, and is fitted with either wall-mounted or flat-top ashtrays. Perch seats are also available. The shelter would also be ideal for schools and colleges with a permissive smoking policy.
QMP 304

Quick-dry spray paint
ICI Dulux Trade has developed a mid-sheen interior paint called Dry Fall Eggshell specially for spray application to walls and ceilings. The water-based paint is quick-drying so large areas can be coated very quickly, minimising disruption to building users. The company says one coat provides excellent coverage and the overspray dries to dust after it falls more than three metres, which makes clearing up easier.
ICI Dulux Trade 305

Doors without the trappings
Kawneer has standardised its Finger Guard safety feature on its 190 range of pivoting doors. The company says it is particularly suitable for public sector applications where children or people with special needs are at risk from trapping their fingers in swing doors. The door frame features a rounded edge where it engages with the frame so the small gap between the door and frame remains constant regardless of the position of the door.
Kawneer 306

Electro-magnetic locks
Lock specialist Abloy Security has launched a range of five electromagnetic locks that it says are particularly suitable for public buildings with high traffic flows and stringent security requirements. The locks are for internal access and final exit doors and feature "soft start" circuitry that the company says eliminates interference to electrical equipment. The range includes models to suit single, double, sliding and swing doors, and door-monitoring options.
Abloy Security 307

Colourful carpets for heavy wear
CFS Carpets has added five colours to its Tyne and Geltron 2000 broadloom carpet ranges. Tyne is a cut-pile carpet, and Geltron 2000 is the loop-pile version. Both carpets are heavy duty and feature an impervious gel backing that the company says makes them particularly suitable for healthcare applications.
CFS Carpets 308

Wet room system
Tarkett Sommer has launched a complete wetroom system, suitable for applications such as hospitals, residential homes and sports changing rooms. It includes the company's Granit Multisafe slip-resistant flooring, available in a choice of 10 colours, and colour co-ordinated Aquarelle Wetwall waterproof wallcoverings with an antibacterial treatment. Four borders are available, as is a range of accessories to complete the installation, including threshold strips.
Tarkett Sommer 313

What’s the spec? King’s College Hospital Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, South London

This large atrium forms the heart of the King’s College Hospital’s Golden Jubilee Wing. The atrium provides light to the building’s interior and acts as the main circulation space. Visitors enter the building and are greeted by the reception desk just inside the atrium. From here they can access all points of the building at ground-floor level and above. An open flight of stairs sweeps people up to the central access point at first-floor level – a block in the middle of the atrium that houses lifts and four bridges linking the upper four floors of the building. This link is fully glazed to isolate each floor from the noise of the central atrium, and allows light to penetrate deep into the building through the lightweight ETFE foil roof. The PFI building is part of the massive King’s College Hospital site, and an existing facility had to be demolished before work could start in September 1999. The building is constructed mainly from brick to blend in with the rest of the Edwardian site and is divided into four quadrants. These are dissected by the atrium running east to west, and an access corridor that runs north to south. The new building houses a range of services with several outpatients departments including rheumatology and radiology. There are also several wards including a maternity unit. Project team
client King’s College Hospital NHS Trust
PFI consortium HpC
architect Nightingale Associates
structural engineer Owen Williams
services consultant Zisman Boyer–Haden Young
contractor Costain–Skanska joint venture

Information point

Emergency gear brochure
Bardic has launched a catalogue detailing its emergency lighting and fire-detection products. It contains product and pricing information on its range of emergency luminaires, exit signs, conversion kits and central battery systems. Detection products include sounders, beacons, smoke and heat detectors, call points and analogue addressable control panels.
Bardic 314

Window specs on CD-ROM
Sapa Building Systems has brought out an electronic specification manual on CD-ROM. It contains CAD drawings of the company’s range of fenestration products ready for transferring into AutoCAD, NBS specification clauses, profile drawings and general assembly details.
Sapa Building Systems 315

Guide to doors and screens
A guide for entrance and glazed doors and screens has been launched by PollardsFyrespan. It summarises the company’s products, which include non-fire-rated swing, sliding, sliding and stacking, and revolving automatic and manual doors, as well as fire-rated swing and sliding doors. It also covers the company’s range of framing systems and is illustrated by colour photographs of completed projects.
PollardsFyrespan 316

Help with fire protection
Building services research body BSRIA has worked with the British Fire Protection Systems Association to produce a guide to achieving a complete and fully integrated fire extinguishing solution. It aims to help services engineers familiarise themselves with fire extinguishing systems by describing the variants available, and how to integrate them into a total services package. It also contains relevant standards, guidance documents, design and installation considerations and inspection checklists.

Ductwork catalogue
Hargreaves Ductshops has launched its 2003 trade catalogue on its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning products. The 40-page catalogue is organised by colour coded sections to make it easy to identify the appropriate products including ductwork, fittings, installation accessories and fans.
Hargreaves Ductshops 319

Electrical controls guidance
The Commissioning Specialists Association has published a technical memorandum called TM13 – Electrical Control Panels; Arrangements for safe live working by commissioning engineers. It offers general guidance for managers, including training and documentation requirements, and outlines the correct working practices for engineers taking into account health and safety requirements.
Commissioning Specialists Association 319