ST90 – The Ultimate in Thermal Performance

ST90 Window System - APA Facade Systems

New ST90 – The Ultimate in Thermal Performance With Whole Window Uw Value as low as 0.845 Btu (th)/hour/foot²/°F

APA Facade Systems have recently launched our new ST90 Window System. During a meeting in the APA HQ, our staff discussed how we could improve our ST Window Suite? What was the answer?

– Thermal performance – specifically designed to meet the ever-increasing thermal efficiencies required by architects, design teams and their clients, offering a whole window Uw value as low as 0.845 Btu (th)/hour/foot²/°F.

– Sustainability – An eco-friendly aluminum window system fabricated using recycled materials.

– Durability – Strong, durable, maintenance-free lifetime of up to 30 years.

– Flexibility – Variety of opening possibilities to suit the most demanding commercial, institutional and residential developments.

The ST90 Window system has all these characteristics and more. Get more information on this revolutionary window system here.

The Roy

The Roy - 1650 Granville Street - Halifax

The Roy

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Brief

System Used: TB50 Curtain Wall, ST80 Windows, ST80 Door Systems, Sliding Doors

Contractor: Ellis Don

Architect: IBI Architects

System Partner: Flynn Group of Companies 

APA Facade Systems recently completed works on The Roy in Halifax. The Roy is located in the historical warehouse district at 1650 Granville Street. A $50 million development by Starfish Properties, this modern 22-story ultra-luxurious condominium has a total of 86 condos. Below this, it features 3 floors of commercial space and 4 floors of above-grade parking, serviced by 2 vehicular elevators.

The Roy - 1650 Granville Street - Halifax

The Design

The Roy has a beautiful contemporary style, exquisite amenities and unrivaled views across Halifax. Designed by IBI Group, the facade treatment of the tower is handled in two distinct ways. The east and south elevations are treated with undulating articulated aluminum curtain wall and the north and west elevations will be brick-clad with a fenestration pattern, like the neighboring Johnston Building.

Systems Used

APA Facade Systems worked in conjunction with Flynn Group of Companies on this prestigious project. We provided Flynn with our design-assist service and manufactured our TB50 curtain wall system and high-performance ST80 windows and doors. Our systems cover the majority of the 325,000 sq. ft. building, which was completed in July 2019.

Here at APA Facade Systems, our team is committed to excellent environmental practice towards a greener, more sustainable environment. Our aluminum glazing profiles are designed and manufactured to conform with industry environmental standards, helping you achieve a silver, gold or platinum LEED certification.

 

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Amazon Vancouver

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The National Veterans Memorial and Museum

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The National Veterans Memorial & Museum

Columbus, Ohio

The Brief

System Used: TB50 Curtain Wall, 

ST80 Doors 

Contractor: Downtown Columbus Group

Architect: Allied Works Architecture 

System Partner: 

Flynn Group of Companies 

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) is the first monument or museum where Americans from all over the country can celebrate and honour their war veterans. It will bridge historical events to current concerns, strengthening the understanding and respect between veterans and civilians.

It features include a great hall with unprecedented views of the Scioto River, numerous exhibition galleries, a memorial room and space for gatherings and public events.

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Design Assist Service

APA Facade Systems provided our system partners Flynn Group of Companies with our complete package, including fabrication of our curtain wall systems, logistics management and a design assist service. Our highly experienced technical team were always on hand to provide Flynn’s staff with support and guidance through out all stages of the build. 

The Challenge

The challenge our design team faced with the National Veterans Memorial and Museum was to integrate our curtain wall system from floor to ceiling, in places spanning 41 ft. unsupported, into a building surrounded by a concrete ribbon, making it impossible to glaze in a traditional manner. Transom lines were required to follow the bespoke facade of the building meaning that each of the 230 mullions were uniquely installed.

A specially designed TB50 curtain wall system was fabricated by APA, consisting of free spanning millions, up to 41 ft high. This bespoke curtain wall system surrounds the entirety of the NVMM building, with the total cost of the glazing works on this project surpassing the $10 million mark. 

the national veterans memorial and museum

Sustainability

At APA Facade Systems, our team is committed to excellent environmental practice towards a greener, more sustainable environment. Our aluminum glazing profiles are designed and manufactured to conform with industry environmental standards, helping you achieve a silver, gold or platinum LEED certification.

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The Bergeron Centre For Engineering Excellence

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The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

York University Toronto

The Brief

Certification: LEED Silver

System Used: TB50 Structurally Glazed Curtain Wall System  

Location:  York University, Toronto 

Client: Laing O Rourke

Architect: ZAS Architects

The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence officially opened on April 8th, 2016. Designed by ZAS Architects + Interiors and built by construction firm Laing O’Rourke, it is the new home of the Lassonde School of Engineering.

The building is designed with a student-centric philosophy in mind that challenges the look of a traditional engineering school. The structure’s unique architectural design reflects its main purpose – a hub for entrepreneurship, collaboration and creativity.

The Bergeron Centre - LEED Silver

Complex Design

The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has a cloud-like triangular glass facade, it’s comprised of a series of triangles positioned according to a precise and complex algorithm. Evoking the properties of a cloud, it reflects light and pattern across campus and into the interior.

The Challenge

As the intricate triangular-shaped facade design on the Bergeron Centre was arranged in a mathematically derived Penrose Pattern that never repeats. This meant that every one of the buildings 8,000 triangular metal panels and windows were unique.  

Our structurally glazed TB50 curtain wall system was installed on this project. The glass is secured by means of specially designed toggles providing the external facade with a flush, uninterrupted surface.

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Sustainability

The Bergeron Centre received Silver LEED Certification, proving it to be a highly efficient, cost-saving, green building.

Our team is committed to excellent environmental practice towards a more sustainable environment. Our aluminum glazing profiles are designed and manufactured to conform with industry environmental standards, helping to achieve silver, gold or platinum LEED certification.

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Gansevoort Street, New York

Drawing prepared for a refurbishment project on the old meat packing area of new york

APA Facade Systems have won the contract for an exciting new project in New York City.

Our TB50 curtain wall, ST70 casement and tilt and turn window systems are being installed on the redevelopment of the old meatpacking district on Gansevoort Street in New York by our system partners.

Situated between Greenwich Street and Washington Street, 60-74 Gansevoort Street will be an alteration and enlargement of the existing building.

Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate are the developers for this project with BKSK Architects designing it. Fellow Irish company Carey Glass is supplying the glass for this historic development. The full project, at 46-74 Gansevoort Street, is expected to feature roughly 100,000 square feet of retail space.

 

APA’S Continuous Roof Glazing Gasket

APA Roof Glazing Gasket design

The designers in the APA Facade Systems office designed the Continuous Roof Glazing Gasket. The purpose of this gasket is to reduce the risks of air leakage and water penetration. It runs continuously along the length of the mullion(buck) with no breaks ensuring any water or condensation, flows directly to the bottom of the glazing bar.

Our wrap-around gasket will now feature on any large atrium roof light constructed using our TB60 System. Taking into consideration the fragility of glass roofs, we recommend using our 60mm facade system as the thicker profile results in a stronger performance.

For further advice with any of your fenestration systems, please contact a member of our team at your earliest convenience

APA & The Irish Construction Network Boston

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APA Facade Systems have been huge supporters of the Irish Construction Network Boston since its founder, John Clogan, started this meet-up group in 2018. The aim of the ICN Boston is to bring together construction professionals with an Irish connection in Boston through relaxed and informal networking events.

Boston has a strong Irish influence on its construction industry from Landlords, Developers, Foremen, Engineers, Project Managers and Designers. This group is open to all with links to the construction industry in Boston and those with an Irish connection working here.

 

The first event, sponsored by APA, took place in the on the 15th of November 2018 in the Backlash Brewery on Hampden Street. The Irish Construction Network has gone from strength to strength since with over 170 members after 3 networking events.

 

For all of the latest news and event information – visit the Irish Construction Network Boston website here: https://www.irishconstructionnetworkboston.com/

Amazon Vancouver

402 Dunsmuir Street - Amazon - APA Facade Systems

402 Dunsmuir - Amazon

Vancouver

The Brief

Certifications:
LEED® Gold certification
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Size:
14,148 m² (152,290 ft²)
Client:
Oxford Properties Group

 

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, just steps from the historic Gastown District, is 402 Dunsmuir. This LEED Gold development is the newest addition to anchor tenant Amazon’s office space in BC.

Amazon’s first purpose built office building in Vancouver will become the workplace for 1,000 of their office staff. The new nine-storey, 152,000-sq-ft building will also include a communal space similar to WeWork, for employees looking for a temporary office space.  

Amazon Vancouver - APA Facade Systems

Design Requirements

Oxford Properties outlined clear design requirements. 402 Dunsmuir had to be a cost-effective, secure, and integrated building solution that prioritized operations, comfort and energy efficiency. 

Architecturally, the building’s thick mullions are designed to emulate classic warehouse design, perfectly complimented with the black external finish. It provides a beautiful contrast to the neighbouring Holy Rosary Cathedral, respectfully combining old and new. 

The Challenge

“The challenge is to maintain engagement with the city’s past while propelling it into the future through the design of a social space for innovation that responds to Canada’s vision for smart, better and greener communities” – B + H Architects.

Flynn Group of Companies installed over 200 of our structurally glazed, triple-glazed concealed frame awnings. Featuring on every elevation of the building, our thermally enhanced CFA’s fit directly within the framework, providing ventilation to the internal environment of the building, whilst not affecting the appearance or geometry of the external facade.

402 Dunsmuir Street - Amazon - APA Facade Systems

The Result

Our structurally glazed, triple-glazed, concealed frame awnings were seamlessly integrated with the structurally glazed external facade. They bring natural ventilation to the inside of the building, without compromising aesthetics or natural light. 

402 Dunsmuir achieved LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), for outstanding environmental performances.

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Amazon Office – Dunsmuir Vancouver

Amazons new offices fitted with APA facade systems products

APA Facade Systems have teamed up with Flynn Group of Companies in Canada to work on the new Amazon offices in Dunsmuir, Vancouver.  This will be Amazon’s second office in downtown Vancouver adding about 1,000 new workers to its current workforce of more than 1,800 people in B.C.

 

This beautiful building is designed by B+H Architects. Their design for 402 Dunsmuir aligns with the city’s ambitions of attracting North America’s top tech and entrepreneurial talent. Located at the heart of downtown Vancouver just steps from historic Gastown District, this home for a Global Tech Firm is specifically designed for its anchor tenant, elevating the city’s position in a highly competitive and constantly evolving sector.

 

The ground floor will feature retail opportunities with three further floors dedicated to spacious office space. The second floor consists of 6,600 square feet of space and will include conference and fitness facilities. Architecturally, the building’s thick mullions are meant to emulate classic warehouse design.

 

“Decidedly industrial in its design vernacular, the vision for the project is inspired by urban lofts and industrial conversions, which are commonplace in the city, yet the building will provide amenities and efficiencies that older retrofits simply cannot. Planning, process and technology are utilized to their fullest potential as the project responds to Canada’s vision for smart, better and greener communities.” B+ H Architects.

 

APA manufactured over two hundred of our  Triple Glazed TB SG Concealed Frame Vents (CFV) for this 152,290 ft² project, which is targeting LEED® Gold certification.

For more information on this project or our Triple Glazed CFV, get in touch with a member of our team here