An exterior architectural mesh screen product from Kaynemaile™ met all the requirements of the brief for the new carpark at the Loma Linda University in San Bernardino, CA.

The brief for the carpark, which was built for hospital patients and visitors to the campus, called for a solution that would combine visual aesthetics with material efficiencies. Given San Bernardino’s hot, dry summers, the carpark needed to allow airflow and reduce heat.

Kaynemaile-Armour, a range of architectural mesh screens, was specified for the project for meeting these requirements. Featuring simple fixing details, these screens could be installed quickly. Kaynemaile-Armour also exceeded project requirements by enabling enhanced airflow through beautiful louvre-like strips.

Solar reduction is a major advantage of Kaynemaile-Armour screens with their ability to protect the building from direct sunlight without restricting the cooling effects of air movement. Buildings featuring Kaynemaile-Armour can significantly reduce their total energy consumption required for cooling in hot climates.

Key features and benefits of Kaynemaile-Armour architectural mesh screens include three-dimensional mesh structure enabling a major part of the mesh surface area to remain in shade, resulting in a cooling effect as air passes through the cross-sectional open area; and ability to significantly reduce both radiant and thermal conductive heat from entering the building envelope by up to 70 per cent.

Conventional steel mesh products act as conductive energy stores; however, Kaynemaile-Armour mesh remains at a near-ambient temperature protecting the building from heat conduction.

The installation at the Loma Linda University carpark was executed by Weiss Sheet Metal Company.

Kaynemaile-Armour exterior screens are highly versatile in application. Offering multiple solutions for exterior environments, the screen can be used for facade cladding, rain and wind screening, and solar shading.