The McGrath Centre is a multi-purpose building, accommodating facilities such as meeting rooms, bars and auditoriums.
Built within a courtyard, the Centre sees little natural light. The RHP architects, who worked on the site during the building’s construction, aimed to resolve this as they wanted to create a positive work environment in the college’s new auditorium.
To tackle the issue, they specified Glazing Vision’s Flushglaze modular roof light.
Glazing Vision’s design was installed above the auditorium to increase the amount of natural light entering the building.
The design featured Okalux glass, which has insulated glass elements containing capillary tubes in the cavities. These tubes are designed to break up daylight and diffuse it throughout the building. This feature ensured that the light was spread evenly throughout the space, avoiding the creation of bright and dark zones.
As the roof light had to be installed within an existing framework, the original design was modified to ensure the components integrated effectively.
A steel plate was fitted within the building’s existing steels and used as the main support for the roof light. Ten separate individually shaped sections of glass were fitted on the steel spine by Glazing Vision’s team, who aided in making the complicated installation process a success.
Glazing Vision Ltd,
01379 658 300
Bull Products have shared the most common health and safety mistakes made by the construction industry, and more importantly, how they can be avoided.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Security and Fire Protection, Site Preparation
Keylite has launched a brand new Specification Tool, with new product ranges included, technical information improved and a more enhanced user experience at its core.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Roofs, Windows
Up to 6million people in the UK are affected by continence issues, according to latest figures from the NHS – Closomat have stressed the importance of the Changing Places toilet.Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Interiors, Posts
Aggregate Industries’ contracting division has recently laid 1,800 tonnes of an ultra-low noise asphalt at Brampton Hut Services in Huntingdon, in just one weekend.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Civil Engineering, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation