Adey Steel Ltd
Steel framed inclusion roof and main entrance canopy
Passmore School and Technology College is a £23M two storey project which began in January 2010. Designed by architect Jestico + Whiles, it will eventually accommodate 1,200 students in it's naturally ventilated 'finger structures' which radiate outwards from the central atrium. The steel frame's multiple elliptical inclusion roof plan setout, which was also laid to falls, completed the centerpiece of the main concrete structure. This called for the delivery of a myriad of small steel sections to form the complex shape. To add to the complicated geometry of the inclusion roof, the project called for a steel main entrance canopy designed to mirror the curved elliptical nature of the project. A requirment for all canopy connections to be hidden and with no bolts visible resulted in the 20 metre long moon crest shaped canopy being supplied and installed as one complete assembly.
Co-ordination of steel elements with concrete and glazing
The use of Tekla proved vitally important in allowing us to co-ordinate the structural steel elements with the equally complicated concrete structure and the tight tolerances required to accomodate the specialist glazing supplied by English Architectural Glazing. Without doubt the use of Tekla proved invaluable in successfully completing the project with such a complex and critical nature.