The impact of Covid-19 is set to change the way buildings are ventilated and cooled. The virus could result in a move away from conventional, recirculating air conditioning systems to more innovative solutions such as radiant chilled ceilings and displacement ventilation to help minimise its transmission in new buildings.Read more
With experts warning that, even with a vaccine, we could be living with Coronavirus for years to come, the selection of materials and finishes to impede cross contamination and enable enhanced cleaning protocols will be key to providing clean and safe indoor environments.
Now that we have all become much more virus-transmission aware, designers and building owners need to be delivering confidence to people who will continue to use communal spaces
The IWBI’s excellent WELL Building Standard now has worldwide recognition and many supporters, with well over 5,000 accredited projects across 68 countries to date. SAS was delighted to be involved in one of the first UK projects where the wellbeing of occupants was central to the design. 4 Cannon Street, London achieved the coveted WELL Gold Certification.
Newly appointed SAS Operations Director Steve Daniels is an engineer at heart. Interested in how things work and problem solving, Steve has twenty five years of experience in UK manufacturing in a diverse range of industries.
The new complex will cover an area of approximately 200,000 square-meters and includes an entertainment area, aquarium and multiplex cinema. SAS International have been invited to work on this highly complex project, which will require numerous SAS ceiling systems to achieve the client’s desired result.
It is impossible to forecast the actual situation UK businesses will face in January 2021. We have planned for the worst case, whilst hoping for the best. Our priority is to ensure that we can service you, our customers, in the event that no agreement is reached with the EU, causing problems with the import and export of raw materials and finished products.
The impact of Covid-19 is set to change the way buildings are ventilated and cooled. The virus could result in a move away from conventional, recirculating air conditioning systems to more innovative solutions such as radiant chilled ceilings and displacement ventilation to help minimise its transmission in new buildings.
SAS is a world leader in the design and manufacture of performance metal ceiling systems. We passionately believe that our ceiling solutions provide beautiful, durable and cost-effective solutions to contemporary interior demands and this article unapologetically sets out our case.
Acoustics is a complicated subject, but in an office environment, the most significant consideration is that hard surfaces reflect sound while softer surfaces absorb it. Hence the ubiquity of office carpets and fabric-covered screening.
The inclusion of such materials helps, although in our new, super-clean, wipe-down world they are likely to be a lot less popular.
As an element of nervousness understandably surrounds the return to the office, an immediate move toward enclosed and protected spaces is likely.
SAS has designed desktop and standalone Personal Space Management partitions as prefabricated solutions that can be quickly and easily installed on any office desk, crucially enabling offices to adapt ahead of reopening.
We believe the pandemic will accelerate the move towards genuinely people-focused design. And by “people-focused” we mean a focus on the individual – designing workspaces that accommodate the needs of each and every person rather than considering office workers as a herd.
Our in-house teams have been developing products that not only contribute to the global effort of social distancing but aid in building confidence in those that will soon return to premises such as their workplace, service provider or retail outlets.