Client: The Kingswood School
Type of works: manufacture of a ETFE roof
Novum was contracted to engineer, furnish and install an ETFE air filled pillow roof over a large common area at the Kingswood School in Corby. Long bow trusses with up stands welded to their tops support the aluminum profiles which clamp four air filled pillows in place. The top layer of each ETFE air filled pillow is white, allowing warm, diffused light into the campus space below. Modifying the orientation of the air filled pillows from the original concept enabled Novum to offer the client significant savings and improve the installation timeline, resulting in an early completion within budget.
Novum Structures provided a AES Circular hollow steel members form bow trusses to support the air filled pillow roof. The steel is media blasted, primed and painted with a high performance paint. The membrane is an AFP Aluminum profiles with an anodized finish hold three layer ETFE pilows. The top layer of ETFE is white and the other layers are clear.
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