Architectural Profiles StrongBak System Features
The obscure we see eventually. The completely
obvious, it seems, takes longer.
(Edward R Murrow 1908-1965)
Capable of spanning up to 9.00 metres.
Integrated secondary steelwork for window openings using StrongBak
IFS sections installed by cladding contractor.
Project specific design accommodates all the structural requirements
of the chosen external façade systems.
Air Leakage Performance:
Standard system achieves 3 m3/h/m2 or less as tested.
Very easy to detail and seal.
A+ BRE Green Guide ratings are achieved, depending upon external
claddings and internal finishes.
APL has an Environmental Management System (EMS) as supported
by ISO 14001.
Standard insulation is A+ rated.
Currently used on BREEAM Excellent projects, and proposed
on BREEAM Outstanding projects.
Extremely low U values and Air Leakage performance comes as standard.
Recent project shortlisted for Green Building Awards
Very low U values of 0.14 W.m2.k or less are easy to achieve with
components at minimal cost.
Robust thermal breaks leaves `stick SFS systems
in the cold!
4 hours resistance from standard system.
Totally non-combustible components Acoustic Performance:
Standard system has excellent properties
Simple and economical to achieve project specific performance
- including the requirements of BB93 for schools & academies.
Its a StrongBak system spanning directly between
the main structural steels which has allowed us to sheen over the building
as fast as possible in terms of accelerating wind and water tightness.
It gives us a different internal aesthetic and there are cost savings.
It has become an efficient, cost effective, sensible build solution.
Phil Gray, RMJM Architects, Jewel & Esk Colleges.