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Architectural Glass & Cladding is a supplier of stylish, boutique, eco-efficient façade solutions which achieve that perfect balance of form and function on every aspect of a building’s façade.
“With our wealth of knowledge and experience in the glass and façade industries, our team partners with architects, designers and façade consultants throughout the Asia-Pacific region, to tailor a solution for your needs, working in a true partnership with you from concept to completion,” said Brad Woods, AG&C Executive Director. “We provide the highest quality glass and cladding products from around the globe. We select our innovative product range from international suppliers who meet our stringent quality and service standards.”
Strong relationships with their supplier group along with extensive experience in both project management and international logistics means the AG&C team diligently oversee every aspect of a project ensuring delivery of goods from door-to-door, stress free. AG&C is renowned for providing unique, tailored solutions to meet design aspirations within budget and project specifications.
Their portfolio of boutique façade products delivers both aesthetically and technically, with a range of options that offer sustainability, noise insulation, daylight and sunshade control, as well as thermal and solar properties, also combining significant energy savings. Working closely with FDC Construction & Fitout, Hi Tec Windows and Architectus, AG&C provided the unique bronzed SEFAR Façade for The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). This project was the first large scale curtain wall project in Australia to utilise SEFAR fabric. The 4,642m2 of glazed curtain walls with SEFAR fabric interlayer takes on a shallow V-shape as it contrasts against the 122 year old Heydon-Laurence building and 101 year old R.D. Watt building. “SEFAR creates a dynamic backdrop to the campus’ historic buildings,” explained FDC’s Design Manager, Marco Salvati. “SEFAR is a new product and had not been applied at this scale in Australia.
FDC identified this as a challenge during the tender period. Utilising our expertise in façade and curtain wall systems, we were able to formulate a quality system to help streamline the procurement, manufacturing and delivery process. The SEFAR was combined with a Triple Low E-glass in an IGU build-up to provide optimum performance and meet stringent façade requirements.” Unlike any other façade material, SEFAR is a non-homogenous product. It has unique characteristics providing a 3D façade as it changes colours in the sunlight.
“Delivery was a combination of many processes both in manufacturing and logistics,” Brad added. “It was our long standing relationships with our partners GnT Glass and SEFAR, along with valuable input from FDC Constructions & Fitout and Hi Tec Windows that brought this project together.” Graham Dummett from Hi Tec Windows (the façade contractor) agreed it was an amazing team effort. “The goals we’ve all achieved have outweighed the earlier challenges. We’ve paved the way for the future Australian projects.”
The 6-level FASS building design encompasses sustainable material selections, optimum solar orientation, daylight harvesting, potential for solar energy capture, potential for water harvesting for grey-water recycling and optimum acoustic orientation. Financially, the building is efficient and cost effective, delivering value for money, with low maintenance costs. Other buildings utilising AG&C’s portfolio of products include Monash University Learning and Teaching Building, The Peter Doherty Institute at University of Melbourne, The Melbourne Conservatory of Music, Hong Kong Art Museum, The Shard Entry Eastlands Shopping Centre Ringwood and more.
Together, AG&C are building a more innovative, energy efficient Australia. For more information contact Architectural Glass & Cladding, Level 1, 75-77 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485, phone 07 5523 2335, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Article published by Australian National Construction.