24 March 2002
24 March 2002
DUXTON Windows & Doors has completed an innovative installation of Fiberglass Strip windows at an Elim Chapel addition. The feature window segment consists of a panel 52 feet by 12 feet.
Bockstael Construction completed this complex project of integrating a completely new building (replacement due to a loss by fire two years ago) and a 75 year old main chapel. ""DUXTON proved to be a very dependable supplier. We were impressed with their ability to create an impressive framing system, assemble and glaze on site,"" says Barry Tustin, project manager.
The window system was engineered for specific wind loading by building in ""isolated"" (ensures excellent U-values) galvanized steel reinforcements. Furthermore, DUXTON provided large insulating glass panels by AFG featuring Ti-R e/Argon c/w Super Spacer for maximum energy efficiency and interior comfort.
Elim's technical project coordinator, Frank Roberts, P.Eng, of F.A. Roberts & Associates, ""We are very impressed with DUXTON's window solution. It has created a very pleasant connection between two separate buildings. In addition, the window frames have remained warm despite Winnipeg's extremely cold window weather.""
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.