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Installation of Kawneer Glazing Systems continues on major new campus for Imperial College, London

Imperial College, Block C, White City Campus

Work is progressing on the installation of Kawneer glazing systems on Block C of The White City Campus, a major new campus for Imperial College, London.

Designed by Aukett Swanke, the project will ultimately feature Kawneer's AA®201 Single Skin Unitised Curtain Wall, our Twin Wall Bespoke Unitised System, AA®720 Fixed Light Windows and AA®720 Doors.

Located on a site adjacent to Imperial's existing Hammersmith Medical Campus, the new complex will provide multidisciplinary research space for the College's scientists and engineers to tackle some of the global challenges faced today.

Façade installation is scheduled to be completed by the end of May/early June with the whole project due for completion in July.

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:05:21 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer’s curtain walling features on the building with the highest-ever BREEAM rating in the world.

The Edge, Amsterdam

A building clad in Kawneer’s unitised curtain walling has won top honours in the global BREEAM Awards 2016.

“The Edge”, the new headquarters for Deloitte in Amsterdam, which made use of 17,000m² of a re-engineered, custom-made Kawneer curtain walling solution, won the office new construction category against four other projects in the organisation’s 25th anniversary awards.

Designed by PLP Architecture, built by main contractor G&S Bouw for developer OVG Real Estate, and assessed by C2N Bouwmanagement, it achieved the highest BREEAM rating ever (98.35%) in the competition.

More than 40 buildings were shortlisted for this year's BREEAM Awards, each of them showing excellent sustainability credentials, representing some of the best examples of building design, construction and management throughout Europe.

The shortlist from the highest scoring buildings in each BREEAM scheme were put before a panel of eminent industry judges who made the final choice of winner, taking into account the BREEAM score achieved alongside a range of other factors such as the value of the building to its occupiers and users, the site and other constraints, and the lessons and strategies that can be applied to other projects.

Please click here to read our full story on the award.

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:06:22 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer launches new framing systems brochure


Kawneer has just launched the latest version of its Framing Systems brochure.

Well illustrated throughout, the brochure gives a complete overview of our entire framing systems range, including project case studies, a useful product selector, plus essential product and performance data.

The new brochure also features a wide range of product detail illustrations and applications guidance.

Please click here to view the new Framing Systems brochure.

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:04:57 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer teams up with John Sisk & Son

 Kawneer teams up with John Sisk & Son

Kawneer has been appointed as a new preferred supplier to John Sisk & Son, one of the largest privately owned companies in Ireland.

The new agreement with John Sisk & Son, which has a turnover of €1 billion and more than 2,000 employees, runs until the end of 2018, and encompasses its international construction companies.

Kawneer will work with the group in all the sectors it works in – residential, commercial, retail and leisure, education, healthcare and transport – on the new-build, refurbishment and restoration sides.

As part of the new three-year framework agreement Kawneer will deliver technical support at every stage, from initial concept design at BIM Level 2 and the preparation of specifications, through to installation through the manufacturer’s national network of approved specialist sub-contractors.

Please click here to read our full story on our new framework agreement with Sisk.

Posted Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:11:29 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer systems help a new school break records

Gateway To The Valleys School

Architectural aluminium systems from Kawneer were specified for a record-breaking school in Wales for their "reliability".

Kawneer's AA®100 capped curtain walling and low/medium-duty swing and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors were specified by frequent Kawneer users architects Scott Brownrigg throughout the Gateway to the Valleys (Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen) secondary school in Bridgend. These are complemented by AA®541 top-hung BRE Green Guide A+-rated and Secured by Design casement windows.

The new secondary school and community campus represents one of the largest single investments in a shared community and education building in Wales. The new community campus, on an existing 39-acre site, incorporates a 1,570-place comprehensive school for pupils aged 11 to 18 and a 604m2 dedicated community facility which includes a café, a multi-agency hub and child care unit.

The school is conceived as a series of "colleges" grouped around a community heart space rotunda, the geometries derived from existing axes and from specific references to elements found within the existing context.

The scheme won the BREEAM Education Award 2013 and is the first BREEAM Outstanding high school of its type in the UK. It was designed and delivered through BIM, which brought clear benefits to the client, design and construction team alike.

The Kawneer systems were installed over 15 months by approved specialist sub-contractor Dudley’s Aluminium for main contractor Bouygues UK.

Please click here to read our full story on the Gateway to the Valleys School

Posted Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 2:35:42 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer launches new sliding solutions brochure


Kawneer has just published the latest version of its Sliding Solutions brochure.

Lavishly illustrated, the brochure provides a comprehensive overview of our sliding solutions range, including project case studies, a handy product selector, together with essential product and performance data.

The brochure also features a wide range of product detail illustrations and applications guidance.

Please click here to view the new Sliding Solutions brochure.

Posted Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10:58:00 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer wins key partnership with Sunesis

Kawneer wins key partnership with Sunesis

Kawneer has secured the contract to supply glazing systems to Sunesis, the joint venture between Scape Group, the local authority owned built environment specialist, and main contractor Willmott Dixon to deliver pre-designed primary school buildings.

Founded in 2010, the venture’s aim is to drive an evolutionary change in educational buildings procurement, delivering new schools for a fixed price with absolute certainty of specification and programmes as short as 26 weeks.

In the past six years, it has successfully delivered more than £100million of new education facilities to private and public sector clients, providing more than 8,500 new primary school places.

Kawneer is now the preferred supplier for Sunesis and will provide AA®100 curtain walling, AA®541 BRE Green Guide A+-rated casement windows, and series 190 heavy-duty external entrance doors for future Sunesis’ Keynes², Paxton² and Dewey school models.

Please click here to read our full story.

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:27:33 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer systems help set a public sector blueprint


Architectural glazing systems by Kawneer were specified for an award-winning health centre, which has set a blueprint for multi-disciplinary works within integrated primary care buildings, for their design flexibility and cost effectiveness.

Two types of Kawneer’s curtain walling, AA®100 mullion-drained and AA®100 SSG (Structural Silicone Glazed), were used at The Shields Centre in East Pollokshields, Glasgow, along with AA®100 concealed vents, AA®542 horizontal pivot windows and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors.

They were specified by Anderson Bell Christie architects after market testing showed that in terms of value for money Kawneer came through as leader. Their aluminium content also helped the project win a BREEAM “Excellent” rating with an annual CO2 emissions target of 18kg/m².

The Kawneer systems in a dark grey powder coating were installed with solar-controlled glass by approved specialist sub-contractor Architectural Glazing Systems (AGS Ltd) of Dumbarton for main contractor Central Building Contractors.

Anderson Bell Christie worked closely with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to design a refined building that reinforced the civic importance of public healthcare but balanced this with an open and welcoming design – a challenge for this type of building.

The 743m² health centre and community garden occupies a formerly derelict corner of its inner-city, ethnically diverse neighbourhood. Across the street, existing three-storey tenements flank a small community centre and the site of a new primary school by Glasgow City Council.

Please click here to read our full story on The Shields Centre.

Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:07:46 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer AA®720 Casement Window BIM models now available


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


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

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