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State-of-the-art natural ventilation system at a state-of-the-art learning facility

State-of-the-art natural ventilation system at a state-of-the-art learning facility

The School of Engineering building at the University of Birmingham is a brand new state-of-the-art 12,000 sqm facility, spanning across five floors featuring a double-height atrium.

The £46.5M development brings together many engineering disciplines from across the University. The building’s contemporary and flexible design enables collaborative working between academics, researchers, students and staff.

Dyer provided natural ventilation within offices and meeting rooms around the facility. Dyer supplied and installed a total of 98 intelligent CDC chain drives, one per window.

74 of these drives are concealed within the frames of bottom hung open inward windows, with specially manufactured flexible chains to allow the sash to open without clashing with the chain.

24 drives are surface mounted, operating top hung outward opening windows, with a larger opening stroke.

Advanced Communication Bus (ACB) allows Dyer’s D+H drives to communicate with the BMS directly via Modbus without additional control panels, which provides true feedback on their opening and conditions. It significantly reduces wiring, installation effort and costs, and makes it possible to specify direct control of the drives down to the millimetre.

Brackets and drives were powder coated to match the window framework, providing a seamless finish.

For more information on Dyer's CDC window drives, please click here.

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Dyer Environmental Controls

Since 1991 Dyer have specialised in natural and smoke ventilation. We have been providing bespoke solutions to exciting new construction projects and refurbishments throughout the construction and glazing industry.

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