Members' News

5
Aug

Win for Sapa at RoSPA Awards

Sapa Profiles UK has won Gold award at the RoSPA Health & Safety Awards 2017. Sapa achieved the award at the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The award will be presented during the ceremony on Thursday 14th September 2017 in Glasgow by RoSPA. It has been a special year for family-safety charity, as they are celebrating their centenary

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4
Aug

Senior sporting a new look

Working up a sweat in York St. John University’s new state of the art sports centre is set to be a more comfortable experience thanks to a range of thermally-efficient fenestration from Senior Architectural Systems. Designed to provide exceptional energy efficiency, Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain walling system was the ideal choice for architects Watson Batty and main contractor

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3
Aug

New 6000 alloy from Constillium

Constellium has introduced a new high-strength 6000-series aluminium alloy. Christened Constellium HSA6, the alloy is aimed at serving the growing market for lightweight aluminium alloys within the automotive manufacturing sector. Constellium HSA6 is designed for extrusion-based crash management systems, body-in-white structural components, and battery enclosures. The alloy is more malleable

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3
Jul

BCAST joins Aluminium Federation

The Aluminium Federation has welcomed its latest member, BCAST. BCAST is an academic research centre on the campus of Brunel University, focusing on the solidification of metallic materials. Established in 2002, it is one of the world's strongest solidification research groups, now comprising over 70 academics, research fellows, postgraduate researchers, technicians and administrative staff.

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30
May

Windows that make the grade

Senior Architectural Systems’ innovative PURe range of aluminium windows has been specified for use on several new projects in the student accommodation sector. One of the largest contracts to feature Senior’s windows is The Courtyard scheme at the University of Hull (left).  Comprising five separate blocks based around two central courtyards, the development has been

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24
May

Lotus bought by Geely

Chinese vehicle maker Geely has announced its purchase of Proton Cars - including a 51% stake in Lotus Cars. This underpins the development of future Lotus models - including the planned 'new Elise' (concept impression below), due in 2010. All current Lotus models use a varient of Lotus' aluminium 'tub' chassis, made mainly from extrusions. The new 2020 model is believed  to use

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15
Apr

Senior brings light and space to new Cambridge school

http://www.seniorarchitectural.co.uk/As the first new secondary school to be built in Cambridge for 40 years, the recently completed Trumpington Community College has been given a bright and modern design that features aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling systems from Senior Architectural Systems. Designed by Avanti Architects, the new school has been based on the Danish school models,

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12
Apr

Lighter Cat announced

Jaguar has announced its first 4-cylinder F-Type variant. The new model, which weighs 52kg less than a V6 F-Type, is powered by an aluminium Ingenium petrol engine.

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