Theatre Cedar Rapids
Construction of traditional frames with special aluminum profiles for the theater Cedar Rapids in the state of Iowa (U.S.A.).
The weather climate in the state of is characterized as humid continental, with extreme temperature fluctuations. Winter season is particularly cold and it is followed by frequent snowfalls. Moreover, the average temperature during winter is estimated in −28 °C. Spring introduces a severe weather season. Particularly, it is estimated to have an average of nearly 50 days of thunderstorm activity per year. Also, the state of Iowa is well known for hot temperatures above 32 °C and increased humidity levels during summer time. In addition, the level of rainfall is characterized as seasonal, with most of the rainfalls observed throughout summer period. Our customer the Theatre Cedar Rapids is a historical community theatre. It is located in the heart of downtown of Cedar Rapids, due to the historical value of the building we had to preserve its historical appearance. To achieve that, we fabricated special profiles that we used only in this project only, which resemble to the old windows appearance. Moreover, due to the weather conditions in the area EPAL manufactured and installed aluminium frames of the ‘’EPAL 18000 Ultra K’’ series. Also, Roto NT mechanisms from Roto Frank were used alongside with the powder coating Dark Bronze 40 D2000 from AkzoNobel. This combination provides superior level of security, quality and functionality to the customer. Particularly, the advantages of the specific series are:
- Top level of thermal insulating characteristics since the ‘’EPAL 18000 Ultra K’’ series offers high thermal insulation with Uw = 0,87 W/m2K.
- It features a double thermal break. Especially, there are two casted thermal breaks which surround a 30mm polyamide thermal break in the center of the profile.
- High resistance to mechanical stress during use and exceptional functionality.
- It is equipped with perimetric locking mechanism, which is able to lock to 14 points with a single turn of the security handle, providing the highest security level of the market.
- There are 2 rubber gaskets made of TPE to provide perfect waterproofing.
- High level of air-tightness, air permeability and water-tightness.
- Top level of soundproofing capacity with Rw = 38 dB.
- Top-class aesthetics due to the variety of colors and the quality of the powder coating.
Aluminum frame series we used