Onwards and Upwards for EOS Facades!
EOS Facades, leading innovator in light gauge steel construction, saw huge success throughout 2016. Beginning with the commissioning of their fifth Howick machine – the only FRAMA 8800 in the UK which led to the expansion of their product portfolio and substantial market growth.
In April, EOS Facades announced their acquisition by Etex Building Performance Group, further accelerating them on their journey to become the market leader in Steel Frame Systems (SFS). This also provided a valuable opportunity to combine EOS’ specialist knowledge with that of Siniat, also part of the Etex Building Performance Group in order to create innovative solutions and industry-leading technical expertise. These developments have enabled EOS to supply the volumetric modular building sector as well as the floor cassette, high bay and continuous walling industries. The product range now includes 200 and 250 mm deep sections in addition to the existing 150mm range, in gauge thicknesses from 1.2 to 2mm.
In September, EOS opened their doors to host a series of informative CPD Factory Tours. These events proved to be a huge success – attracting close to 100 delegates across two days. Developed for architects, specifiers, contractors and clients, the tours took delegates through EOS’ processes, from costing and design, to production and quality control procedures, as well as incorporating a CPD session covering a variety of topics relating to light steel frame technology plus examples of best practice applications and project profiles.
This year also brought success for EOS at the Offsite Awards, where they were announced winner of the ‘Best Use of Steel’ category for the second year running. EOS took on eight other shortlisted companies including; Atkin Trade, Specialists, HTA Design, Icarus LSF, Voestalpine Metsec and Vision Modular to scoop the award for their contribution to the ‘Sir David Attenborough Building’ at the University of Cambridge – a major refurbishment and renovation of the iconic building formerly known as the Arup Tower.
The judges said of the project; “Some really innovative approaches were shown here, and the way this crucial part of the project was integrated into the wider delivery is fascinating. Some fantastic use of digital technology to ensure a safe, timely and high quality result on site.”
EOS formed strategic alliances throughout the year by working with some of the most prominent companies across the industry, including; BAM, Kier, Prater and Barratt London to name a few. In recent months, the company has secured over 20 projects with an overall project value in excess of £980 million – meaning that 2017 is already looking very busy.
New projects span a range of sectors from the Brodick Ferry Terminal on behalf of Entec, the prestigious Chelsea Waterfront development on behalf of longstanding client Ardmore, and several education projects including the Caldicott School for Interserve. EOS have also been commissioned to provide a substantial number of factory to factory modular kits for Metechno and Procure Plus.
2017 also sees the continuation of the factory tours.
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