If the history of technology has taught us anything it’s that automation is a force be reckoned with. At some undefined point in the second half of the 20th Century, it became apparent that most procedures, tasks, and processes, that could viably be automated, eventually would be.
Things that used to be manual – like dishwashing, changing television channels, opening garage doors, and even flying a plane or driving a car – are now either fully automated or heading in that direction.
The same is surely true for shading systems. When combined with the latest high performance fabrics, automation systems deliver a range of benefits, including improved child safety, convenience, security, comfort, energy savings, environmental friendliness, and more. Together, they point to the conclusion that many types of manual blinds and curtains are on the way out.
This session outlines the latest automated shading systems on the market, examines how they work, and shines a light on the best and most effective ways for specifiers to integrate them into their projects.
Key Learning Outcomes
At the end of this presentation you should be able to –
- List the benefits of automated shading systems as compared to those that are manually operated.
- Outline which types of window treatments are suitable for upgrading from manual to motorization, as well as the limitations associated with some of these.
- Outline the variables associated with motor selection and placement for various shading systems.
- Explain why combining the best performance fabrics with the right automation system is the key to performance maximisation.
- Outline what types of systems meet certification requirements.
(PROJECT INITIATION AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PC18, PC28; DETAILED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION PC43, PC45)
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Alison Peach, Queensland Business & Specification Manager, Verosol
Alison has a 20 year history in the Window Furnishings Industry, Five years with Verosol, global leading solar control and performance solutions. Alison enjoys offering and delivering sustainable solutions for any size and style of project.
Ken Wilson, former Director of KWA blinds
Ken recently retired as director of KWA Blinds for 27 years +10 years previous. KWA blinds held both Global and National title of Commercial Dealer of the year for many years.
Kens tenure delivered an extensive portfolio of small to large scale commercial projects and experienced firsthand the development of motorisation and automated solutions.
Michael Chen, Associate Director, Push Architects
Michael is associate director at PUSH. He is a well-rounded architect and also the BIM manager in the studio. Michael has special interest in building materials and construction technology; hence his role is focused on project delivery. His diligence and problem-solving skills help him manage projects through documentation and construction stage and ensure that the design intent is realised in the final built form.
His ability had been recognised in architectural awards for Dharma Realm Shurangam Tepmle, JQ1 Apartments and Fernvale Village Shopping Centre.