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Premier Composite Technologies presenting at the ZAK Virtual Festival of Facades

August 2020

Gabi Boehm - Principal Architect PCT and Mark Hobbs - Head Of Structural Engineering PCT,

were invited to hold a webinar detailing some of the advantages of advanced composites as well as some selected projects that showcase the potential of advanced composites in architecture.

Premier Composite Technologies in the JEC Composites Magazine Issue #133

March 2020

....." Recently, there appeared a wide number of interesting large-scale examples of using Composites in roof and dome construction. For example, Apple installed a massive carbon fibre roof on the Apple Theatre at its new headquarters at Cupertino, USA. An 80-tonne roof of 44 carbon fibre panels was installed over its glass walls." ...

...."Another large scale example is the Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi, UAE). With an area of more than 14,000sqm, this huge complex includes 114 domes that use composte materials. The largest Domeis 42meters wide, and the rest are 3 to 17 meters in diameter."....

 

.."Still another example ia an 8-meter composite dome in over a telescope in Mary, Turkmenistan. The dome consistsof six composite panels individually opened by a hydraulic system.'.....  

 

Premier Composite Technologies in The Structural Engineer magazine

Jan. 2020

"Designed by Eckersley O'Callaghan in collaboration with Foster + Partners, the Steve Jobs Theater pavilion for the Apple Campus in California comprises a 47m diameter, free-spanning roof gracefully supported on a 7m tall glass drum. The roof was Fabricated by Premier Composite Technologies.

CFRP is twice as strong as steel, but five times lighter. This unique combination enables the theatre roof to be a shallow1.4m deep at its center, reducing to a blade at its edge, and achieving the 41m span without intermediate support."  

Premier Composite Technologies completes third marble Dior Store facade. 

Nov. 2019

PCT has completed the facade for the Dior Store in the Venetian Mall, Macau last week, marking the fourth store after Dubai, Shanghai and Bangkok, a great milestone for PCT´s marble and stone sector.

 

The Facades consist of marble lamellas, each cut to a specific size and angle, and later installed in a staggered way to create a unique illusion of waves running along the shopfronts.
 

Premier Composite Technologies installs UHPC Mashrabiyas at Al Garhoud Towers.

Aug. 2019

PCT has developed the UHPC cladding design based on a study of traditional Mashrabias under consideration of the structural requirements like windforce, shading, material characteristics and attachment.

 

To create the impression that the Mashrabiya is floating in front of the building, PCT has developed an innovative hanger system which is nearly invisible. The system comprises of stainless steel support brackets prefixed to the main structure prior to the installation of the curtain wall.

 

The panels are attached using slender brushed stainless steel rods and forks that provide dead load, wind load and seismic load support to the façade screen. The PCT decoration pattern is made of the innovative material UHPC, which combines great strength with low maintenance and reasonable production costs.

Premier Composite Technologies Installs composite  Shades at Dubai Creek.

April 2019

Dubai Creek Harbour is at the heart of a bold new development for Dubai situated on the banks of the historic Dubai Creek, and part of the design of the iconic waterfront areas circling the new marina called for shading elements to provide focal points and gathering spaces. The shelter design brief called for an elegant shell structure which could frame the incredible views to Downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa  whilst providing shade and thermal comfort.

The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion won the Structural Artistry Award at the Structural Awards 2018 in London. 

Judge's comment:

The Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion represents a culmination of the advances in structural glass technology born from the close relationship between Apple and EOC. The 47m carbon fibre roof is the largest of its kind, comprised of 44 radial panels, which were assembled on site before being raised into position in one lift. This 80 tonne roof is supported by a 7m high glass cylinder, made up of glass panels, each consisting of four layers of 12mm thick plies, which hold up the roof without any additional support. It is the largest structure in the world solely supported by glass.

Images: © Eckersley O'Callaghan, Nigel Young & Foster+Partners

Apple Michigan Avenue is shortlisted for the Structural Artistry award at the Structural Awards 2018

A new retail store featuring an exceptionally thin carbon fibre roof (1m deep x 33.7m x 29.8m in plan) supported on four columns. A structural steel roof frame supports the carbon fibre roof which together cantilever 8.3m to the south, 9.3m to the east and west, and 6.3m to the north. An interior tapering mezzanine balcony is flanked by grand stairs, creating a stunning central volume.

ENR Global Best Projects 2017, Retail/Mixed-Use Development category – Winner

‘U-columns’ made of glass support a 20.9 metres in diameter carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) roof - in a seismic region. This project won the rennowed ENR Global Best Projects 2017 Award in the category Retail/Mixed-Use Development. The project has got a commendation for the

Structural Artistry category of Structural Awards 2017.

Premier Composite Technologies at the WETEX 2017, Dubai, UAE

Premier Composite Renewable Green Energy is a solution provider for Building Integrated Photovoltaic systems (BIPV), specialized PV systems and complex LED lighting solutions integrated with PCT composite cladding solutions.

Premier Composite Technologies at the Dubai Boat Show 2017, Dubai Marina, UAE

Premier Composite Technologies attended the Dubai International Boat Show 2017, showcasing two new boats The Premier61(P61) and the Melges26 (M26). Both boats were met with enthusiasm from potential buyers and boat enthusiasts.

 

The design and performance capabilities of these boats attracted much discussion among visitors to the stand. The fact that Premier Composite Technologies is based in Dubai also generated some buzz among the Emirati visitors.

Premier Composite Technologies at the ADIPEC 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Premier Composite Repairs (PCR) provides engineered composite repairs that restore the structural integrity of critical pipelines, pipework and vessels of any given diameter and geometry.

With the primary focus being upstream and downstream operators in the Oil & Gas industries, PCR products are specifically designed for the repair and strengthening of metallic, as well as non-metallic, components. PCT has developed its new product range of ISO 24817:2015 and ASME PCC-2 compliant repair systems to be suitable for internal and external corrosion including through wall defects.

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