CASE STUDY â€“ QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY, LONDON
Queen Mary University London Antenna Measurement Laboratory
Perforated Aluminium Balustrade Panels
Powder Coated RAL 3020
Project Background Antenna research at Queen Mary was established in 1968 and since then they have built an international reputation for research in the areas of microwave antennas and electromagnetic analysis. Comprehensive experimental facilities are available at Queen Mary University and are housed in the Antenna Measurement Laboratory. In January 2009, the University was awarded a CIF bid worth just under ÂŁ1.4 million to refurbish the Antennas Measurement Lab buildings and facilities.
Project Solutions Gooding Aluminium supplied custom-made aluminium balustrade panels for the refurbishment of the laboratory buildings. The 3mm material thickness aluminium panels with 22mm diameter perforations were specially produced with plain borders (on all sides) for Queen Mary’s comprehensive experimental Antenna Measurement facilities. The panels were finished in a Traffic Red powder coat. Fabricated aluminium angle profiles were also manufactured by Gooding Aluminium’s workshop to facilitate corner detailing. For more project and product details you can visit www.goodingalum.com About Perforated Aluminium Balustrade Panels GA’s modern ‘5 Star Processing Service’ accurately and rapidly manufactures custom-made aluminium balustrade panels. The full range of GA’s perforated sheet patterns is available for incorporation into specially detailed and sized panels, we can: • • • • •
Manufacture aluminium perforated sheets Specialise in made to measure components Produce panels for balustrade infils Surface finish in satin brush or powder coat Incorporate fixing holes
The results of independent testing on Gooding’s balustrade infil panels (to BS 8200:1985 / For containment of people) can be viewed here. Aluminium awareness information Key Facts: • • • • • •
Aluminium is great for incorporating into environmentally sensitive applications Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own re-cycling costs! Re-cycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it. All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations. Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel. Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.
About Gooding Aluminium Gooding Aluminium was established in 1979, continuous growth and innovation has led GA to become an established and respected national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and aluminium products with 'invisible' fixing solutions. We are dedicated to providing a highly responsive service to match the requirements of each â€˜made to orderâ€™ customer and alternatively in providing a quick and easy on-line facility for those wishing to purchase aluminium stock materials and products for immediate dispatch. Gooding Aluminium is based in the rejuvenated Docklands development area of London, about 3 miles from the Olympic Park, reflects the dynamic nature of an industry that is in the midst of continuous change to meet the commercial, environmental and social challenges of the 21st century. Our products and services are continually recommended by leading Architects, Interior Designers and Contractors having successfully been incorporated in many outstanding projects and applications. You can read our testimonials here. You can see more images of this award winning project by visiting www.goodingalum.com
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Gooding Aluminium supplied custom-made aluminium balustrade panels for the refurbishment of the laboratory buildings in the Antenna Measurem...