Mercury Marathon Team has an aim this Monday and it is to put ‘Life into a child’s day, not days into a child’s life‘. Please Support!
The Mercury Marathon Organisers are delighted to announce that Ray D’Arcy will be running alongside our team this Monday in the Dublin City Marathon to raise money for the Children’s Sunshine Home & LauraLynn House.
This is a final call so please give generously to this worthy cause @ http://www.mycharity.ie/event/mercury_marathon_team
ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN:
Mercury Engineering has registered a team of staff members to take part in this year’s Dublin City Marathon (26miles) on Monday 31st October 2011, in the hope of raising much needed funds for The Children’s Sunshine Home/Laura Lynn House, Irelands first and only Children’s Hospice.
In Ireland there are over 1,400 children with life limiting and life threatening conditions, such as cerebral palsy, profound brain damage, meningitis, HIV and cancer. The Children’s Sunshine Home and Laura Lynn House provide high quality transitional care, home support, respite, crisis and end-of-life care for children. Their aim is to put ‘Life into a child’s day, not days into a child’s life‘.
Please see below the full list of Mercury personnel taking part in the full Dublin City Marathon: -
Michael Kennedy (Managing Director), Ken Adams (QS), Dave Byrne (Estimation), David Jenkins (UK Regional Director), Des Ryan (Regional Director), Aoife Brennan (PA), Ger Geraghty (QS), Helen Weafer (Fire Protection), Mark Willoughby (Estimation), Norma McCarthy (Accounts Receivable), Niamh Walsh (Accounts Payable), Sandra Lefebvre (Accounts Receivable), Robbie O’Dowd (Health & Safety), Ken Adams (QS), Seamas Mac Samhradain (Project Manager), Stephen Ryan (Project Manager), Suzanne Sherlock (Accounts Receivable), Colm Burke (Regional Director), Tom White (Fire Protection), Gavin Young (Fire Protection).
The design of Peterborough’s new multi million pound city hospital has not only delivered a better health service to the public but has given the patrons a more comfortable wait in the reception area with simultaneous underfloor heating and cooling. Thermo-Floor, supplier of next generation underfloor heating and cooling systems were contracted by Mercury Engineering for the project. Neil Evans, General Manager of Thermo-Floor comments;
“Simultaneous underfloor heating and cooling is made possible as a result of the research and development carried out by our team in the Netherlands to supply a unique manifold, the RUW-K. This manifold works with both a heat and cooling source, for example a boiler and a chiller. This complete solution ensures the waiting area is not affected by solar gain from the glass roofed atrium maintaining the room temperature. It is clear the benefit of our products can meet the demanding specifications and green agenda of this industry”.
Mercury Engineering has been entrusted by Qatar Foundation to undertake the complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing installations on its new state-of-the-art Central Library project at its Education City on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar.
The building works on the massive library, with an area of 40,000sqm is to be completed by the Australian-based group of property and construction; Brookfield Multiplex. The central library, with nearly a million volumes in its main collection is located beside The School of Foreign Service to the east and the Weill Cornell Medical College to the west. The north face of the building will face the Dukhan highway.
“The design is inspired by a reactionary approach to re-empower books as a primary medium of information and knowledge acquisition in an age where they are arguably threatened by digital technology,” said the designer for the lead consultant, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by award-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
The form of the building is conceived as two white concrete folded plates that form a “shell”, enclosing a space the size of two football fields in one open volume. The interior holds the bookshelves stacked on terraces like the seating of a football stadium.
“The centre of this space is “The Urban Plaza”, where people converge for different activities of education, culture and entertainment. At the heart of this plaza is an excavation, which like an archaeological site, unearths space for Qatar Foundation’s very rare Islamic Heritage Collection,” Adeyemi stated.
The building also contains a children’s library, a multimedia laboratory, a binding and preservation department, lounges, meeting rooms, technical and administration spaces.
The extensive academic collection consists of monographs, serial publications, e-journals, e-books, databases and indexes and multimedia materials. The Library is scheduled for completion in 2013 and is aimed at improving and enriching society by serving as the premier information resource for the nation. The library will emphasis the importance of knowledge and education in Qatar and symbolizes Qatar’s commitment to contribute to the betterment of the world.