BUILD July 2017

22 BUILD / July 2017 , Blue-Sky Thinking OpenAire designs, manufactures and installs custom retractable roof structures and skylights at distinguished venues all over the world. Selected as part of BUILD’s Leading Experts, the firm took the opportunity to profile their impressive range of products. OpenAire designs works with architects, developers, construction contractors, consultants and other international clients throughout each stage of the design and construction process: from design inception, to manufacturing and installation, to project completion and hand-over. Once your project reaches completion, we continue to provide technical support as needed. OpenAire can custom- design solutions to suit all your project needs, including unique, complicated, specialised systems that no one can match. OpenAire develops custom systems for applications ranging from all-season restaurant patios to large-scale waterparks and aquatic centres, and including: Custom Retractable Roof Systems Whether you are looking for a sliding patio roof, a retractable enclosure for your pool, an operable skylight for your business or many other applications, OpenAire can custom design, manufacture and install a retractable roof system to suit any project. Our portfolio features over 1,000 structures of all sizes and shapes, in terrains and climates all over the world. Custom Skylights Whether it’s for a private residence, a restaurant, a mall, a pool, a waterpark, an entertainment centre or any other location, OpenAire can craft the custom skylight solution that is right for you. From glass to polycarbonate to ETFE, we have the expertise to manufacture a skylight design in the size and style you need. Custom Fixed Skylights Our fixed skylights are held to the same high standards as all our skylight manufacturing and installation projects. We can make your fixed skylight enclosure a spectacular sight. OpenAire can elevate any roof system by letting the outdoors into the indoors. Custom Operable Skylights A retractable skylight or enclosure system brings your space to life. OpenAire can let the sunshine and fresh breezes of the outdoors into your home, business, pool or other venue with a precision-engineered, customised operable roof solution. Experience the benefits of natural lighting and an outdoor atmosphere year-round. OpenAire’s team is ready for practically any retractable roof or skylight design project. OpenAire’s state-of-the-art operable enclosure manufacturing process allows our team to install roofs and skylights, on both large and mid-size venues. Each project is carefully built to comply with our clients’ local building codes, in accordance with CWS and AWS regulations, while giving you unbeatable results. From high quality CNC machines to industry- leading 3D design software, our experts are trained and certified in the best equipment to bring your vision to life. At OpenAire anything is possible. Contact us today to find out how you can bring sky into your design. Why OpenAire? OpenAire designs, manufactures and installs the world’s most reliable and elegant retractable roof systems and skylights. Our exclusive, maintenance-free aluminium truss systems are capable of spanning buildings more than 165′ (50m) wide. Our customised designs transform restaurants, malls and banquet facilities into sunlit spaces that customers love. Our energy-efficient, LEED-certified enclosures transform waterparks and aquatic centres from summertime treats to year-round local and tourist destinations. Need more reasons why? • Over 25 years of experience; • In-house design and engineering experts bring your unique vision to life; • Innovative features include snow load handling, rain sensors and more; • A dedicated senior project manager for every client; • Unparalleled customer support and; • Installation worldwide by OpenAire’s professional crew. Engineering quality • Minimum L/200 deflection criteria in every design; • Proven performance in all climates, and engineered to withstand extreme environmental conditions such as sub- zero temperatures, snow loads, high winds, seismic disturbance, precipitation, humidity and more; • Capable of free span enclosures of over 165’ (50m) using an all-aluminium frame; capable of span dome configurations more than 300’ (91m); • Customised designs can open to 100% of the roof area; • Minimum 1” (25mm) roof glazing using insulated panels, glass, polycarbonate or ETFE and; • Thermal breaks and vapor barriers. Maintenance-free • Exclusive, thermally broken aluminium truss system; • Withstands chlorine and other chemical/ environmental conditions and; • Structures do no corrode or rust. Lower lifecycle costs • Reduces the need for air conditioning, long-running dehumidification systems and provides energy savings of up to 27% over traditional construction, creating tremendous long-term value and; • Contributes to LEED certifications. Best warranty in the industry • Five-year parts and labour warranty and; • 100% worry-free. The industries we serve include aquatic centres, entertainment, health & sports clubs, hotels, residential, restaurants, shopping malls and water parks the first two which are detailed here. Aquatic centres Creators of aquatic centres have grand visions of letting 1704BU10