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Kawneer AA®720 Casement Window BIM models now available

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BIM models for Kawneer's AA®720 Casement Window are now available.

Like all our BIM models, they are downloadable in the Revit format through bimstore, the UK’s largest BIM portal, as well as through the Kawneer website. They are also available on request as IFC files.

Our BIM models provide users with 3D images of the products as well as the critical COBIE data to provide guidance through the whole design and construction process.

We continue to work to expand the scope of our BIM models. They are currently available for the following products:

- AA®100 Curtain Wall System
- AA®110 Curtain Wall System
- Series 190 Doors
- Series 350 Doors
- AA®541 Casement Window
- AA®542 Pivot Window
- AA®543 Tilturn Window
- AA®720 Casement Window

Please click here to access our full range of BIM Models.


Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 4:24:23 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer case study focuses on award-winning London school

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A case study published by Kawneer describes the use of key elements of our glazing systems on the award-winning John Roan School in the Royal London Borough of Greenwich.

Last year the school won a RIBA London Award for architectural excellence.

Kawneer systems feature on the new-build and refurbishment aspects of the £29million redevelopment of the school, which was designed by John McAslan + Partners.

Our 50mm wide AA®100 zone-drained horizontally-capped and mullion-drained structurally glazed curtain walling, AA®543 tilturn windows, and medium-duty swing and series 190 heavy-duty welded doors were installed by approved specialist sub-contractor Leay. The existing school remained in operation throughout the works.

Please click here for our full story on John Roan School.


Posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:40:40 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer case study highlights involvement in Royal Borough regeneration

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A case study highlights the installation of Kawneer windows, doors and AA®100 zone and mullion-drained curtain walling with 50mm sightlines on Block 1 of Portobello Square, at the heart of the £250million regeneration by the Catalyst Housing Group of the Wornington Green estate in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The Kawneer specified windows include AA®541 top hung and side hung composite casement windows. In addition to this, oversized AA®543 tilturns, bottom hung windows and AA®720 French casements incorporating ‘hidden’ vent profiles were used to allow natural light to flood the rooms.

The Kawneer doors used on the North Kensington project included AA®720 open-in and open-out doors and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors.

The products were selected in three colourways (pewter, silver and champagne) by main contractor Ardmore Construction for a design by PRP Architects and were installed with bespoke Kawneer extrusions into the concrete-framed, brick-clad structure over 16 months by specialist sub-contractor English Architectural Glazing.

Please click here to read our full case study on Portobello Square.


Posted Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:21:04 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer joins forces with the Robertson Group

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Kawneer has won a place on the portfolio of approved suppliers to the multi award-winning Robertson Group.

Robertson Group is a privately-owned portfolio of 18 individual companies directly employing more than 1,600 people in construction, infrastructure and support services throughout the UK.

Kawneer will support Robertson with comprehensive design expertise and training, inspections and warranties for the supply of curtain walling, window, door and unitised systems, from conception to completion and beyond through its extensive range of approved fabricators.

Please click here for our full story.


Posted Monday, January 18, 2016 at 6:51:25 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Case study outlines Kawneer's involvement in an award-winning refurbishment project

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A Kawneer case study outlines the use of our glazing solutions on the award-winning refurbishment of the Eastleigh Borough Council headquarters in Hampshire.

The building was the recipient of three prestigious accolades in 2015. It was voted “Best Refurbished/Recycled Workplace” in the British Council for Offices South West and South Wales Awards, “Best Commercial Building” in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors South East awards and “Best Inclusive Building” in the South East Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards.

Installed by approved specialist sub-contractor Aluminium Sashes for main contractor Balfour Beatty and designed by Stride Treglown Architects, Eastleigh House features Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors.

Please click here to read our full case study on the Eastleigh Borough Council headquarters.


Posted Friday, January 15, 2016 at 9:46:11 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer wins major Scottish hospital contract

Kawneer has won a £1 million contract through CMS Window Systems of Cumbernauld to supply AA100 curtain walling, AA720 pivot windows and series 190/350 doors for the new 350 bed district general hospital for Dumfries and Galloway, which is being built in Dumfries by Laing O'Rourke and is due to open in late 2017.

Designed by Ryder Architecture, the hospital will provide a brand new emergency care department, a combined theatre complex for day surgery, endoscopy and surgical patients, and consolidated ambulatory care. Staff residences, a heli-pad and 980 parking spaces will also be part of the complex.

The project is one of five healthcare projects being procured under the Scottish Government’s non profit distributing (NPD) model.


Posted Monday, December 21, 2015 at 10:15:37 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Retail park glazing project highlighted in Kawneer case study

 Retail park glazing project highlighted in Kawneer case study


Kawneer has produced a case study that outlines the specification of our products on four units at Bell Green Retail Park in Sydenham, south east London.

Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling, AA®541 fixed light windows, AA®543 tilturn vents and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors feature on the £19million development on the remediated former 13-acre site of Bell Green gas works.

 

The Kawneer systems were installed over seven months by Kawneer-approved specialist sub-contractor Leay for main contractor Kier Construction.

Please click here to read our full case study on Bell Green Retail Park.


Posted Friday, December 4, 2015 at 12:43:52 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer case study features Wales' first building with a twin-skin facade

 Kawneer case study on Wales' first building with a twin-skin facade

A case study by Kawneer examines the use of our architectural aluminium systems on the new post graduate centre of Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, featuring what is believed to be to be Wales’ first twin-skin façade.

The school uses Kawneer’s AA®100 SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) curtain walling as the external wall on the south-east façade with AA®100 zone-drained capped curtain walling with BRE Green Guide A+ rated AA®541 top-hung casement window vents behind, forming an internal walkway. This is complemented by AA®100 curtain walling on the main façade as well as the entrance atrium between two curved terracotta-clad elevations. Kawneer’s AA®3720 folding/sliding doors have also been incorporated to the rear of the atrium, along with medium-duty swing and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors.

The Kawneer systems were installed on the concrete frame building on the site of a former car park over five months by Dudley’s Architectural Aluminium for main contractor ISG.

Please click here to read our full case study on Cardiff Business School.


Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 11:05:49 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Case study demonstrates Kawneer's extensive involvement in visionary new school

Case study demonstrates Kawneer's extensive involvement in visionary new school

Kawneer has produced a case study giving a complete outline of the use of a range of solutions on a new Cambridgeshire school.

AA®100 zone-drained and AA®100 SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) curtain walling, AA®541 top-hung casement windows, AA®541 actuated windows at high level as rooflights and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors were installed by approved specialist sub-contractor JPJ Installations at Trumpington Meadows primary school near Cambridge.

Please click here to read our full case study on Trumpington Meadows primary school.


Posted Monday, November 30, 2015 at 10:15:49 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer BIM model instructional video provides step by step guidance

Kawneer BIM model instructional video provides step by step guidance

A Kawneer online video provides a step by step guide to downloading the AA®541 Casement Window System BIM model, including advice for incorporating the model into a building design.

We launched our comprehensive range of BIM models for a number of Kawneer products last year and this video is intended to provide designers with a complete walkthrough of how to incorporate the AA®541 model in a typical project.

Downloadable in the Revit format and also available on request as IFC files, Kawneer's curtain walling, windows and doors for façade applications are available via quicklink on each of the product pages at kawneer.co.uk or through accessing our website online knowledgebase.

Our BIM models provide users with 3D images of the products as well as the critical COBIE data to provide guidance through the whole design and construction process.

Please click here to access the video and our BIM models.


Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 5:49:24 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

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