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GGP February 2015

56 ALUMINIUM www.ggpmag.com February 2015 positions and supported by hanging stainless steel rods that are structurally retained in tension. These in turn act as a carrier for the glass Brise Soleil blades which run the full width of the building following the spectrum of the rainbow. Yvonne Gibbs continued: “They are multi-functional; environmentally, they protect the occupants and their computers from glare and they reduce over-heating. Their multi-coloured appearance, created in conjunction with a local glass artist from the application of a nano-technology coating, also signals the creativity and aspiration of the University within.” Lee Jones, senior design engineer at System Glaze, the fabricator on the project, commented further: “The SL60 curtain walling system and the external Vierendeel walkway act as a whole; this is the structural design intent, allowing the curtain wall to span over 12m - the full height of the lobby - unsupported. Implementation and erection of both elements at the same time proved to be difficult. The SL60 needed to be installed and glazed prior to the walkway installation, allowing other trades to progress.’’ AluK SL52 curtain walling system, AluK bespoke 58BW window system, as well as AluK single GT55 NI and double GT55 NI door systems were specified throughout the rest of the extension. BIM ready and mobile friendly Leading British architectural aluminium system company, Comar, has launched its BIM ready website. Comar says its new website delivers information to supply chain partners ‘as fast as possible’ by reducing clicks and making navigation easier. A clearer menu allows ‘one-click’ information on project references, aluminium system selection, BIM access, environmental credentials, CPD and up to date news. With a mobile friendly design, Comar’s current connections and followers on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages will be kept up to date with new information as it is posted on the news page. BIM information is available by logging into the Comar Partner website. The Comar Partner website offers further detailed technical information, such as Comar’s range of technical manuals, test certification, NBS templates and clauses and, for fabrication partners, CNC and tooling information. The BIM section offers a quick selection into the main system categories: curtain walling, windows walling, windows, doors and ground floor framing. Each Comar system within these ranges has its own dedicated page where product parameters, specification information, longevity/maintenance regimes are detailed and downloads of BIM families, dwgs and dxfs of general arrangements. www.comar-alu.co.uk


GGP February 2015
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