BAU 2011: All expectations more than fulfilled!

The BAU exhibition in Munich was a huge success for WICONA: the visitor’s feed-back on the stand was extremely positive. The stand design, the welcome by the team, and of course the new innovations could more than meet all expectations. The new solutions for aluminium facades, windows, doors and software were scrutinized in detail and found broad approval.

The visitors from a multitude of countries were impressed by the attractive stand design, the numerous new products and intelligent solutions. Central points were the new aluminium window series WICLINE evo, the new door series WICSTYLE evo, and the new software WICTOP Genius. The crowning achievement of the week was the “award for product innovation in renovation“ for the innovative TEmotion façade by WICONA, awarded by the “Bundesarbeitskreis Altbauerneuerung e.V. (BAKA)” and the Munich fair.

This however was not easy, looking at the number of visitors who crowded the stand. From the very first minute of opening, architects, metal builders, investors, and other specialists in building concentrated on the WICONA booth. The number and the quality of the visitors was quite beyond expectations. This also is true for the separate software stand in the IT hall C3, which was installed for the first time. Here the latest developments for software applications could be presented in a more direct way.

The design of the main stand in hall C1 found, like two years ago, a very positive echo. The clear concept, the transparency and the identification with the brand WICONA was often complimented. So it was easy to find all the news in the diverse product areas:

WICLINE evo window system
A new profile construction featuring improved insulation strips and a simply to install insulation profile for the rebate area lead to a new landmark in thermal insulation. The Uf values of the new window go down as far as 1,4 with the series WICLINE 65 evo, and with the series WICLINE 75 evo Uf values until 1,2 W/(m²K) are achieved. With this performance this is the first and until now the only metal window system which was certified according to the MINERGIE P standard (passive house) in Switzerland.
The window is based on the WICONA Unisys technology, which allows a multitude of applications with always the same parts, accessories and technology.
The first time worldwide the systems presents a special fitting technology with DPS (direct positioning system) for the visible and the concealed hinges. All fitting parts can be placed and fixed in any order and at any place in the special grove simply and easily. This innovation leads to a much faster, easier and more reliable assembly. All visible components can be anodised in any colour.

WICSTYLE evo door system
This series is new in construction depth 65 mm and 75 mm, in single or double sash, and in inward or outward opening. WICSTYLE evo sets new standards with a Ud-value of down to < 0,8 W/m²K, making it possible for passive house application. For the first time the door is presented with a sash-covering infill on both sides, leading to totally new design possibilities.

New software for metal construction with direct access to tasks and faster application. There are new static modules and U-value calculations, as well as a direct editing of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).

Window ventilation technology for WICLINE evo
For the first time a combination of aluminium window and integrated rebate ventilator was presented, with a high sound insulation up to 47 dB. Another version is the window ventilator A100, with performing sound insulation and adjustable fresh air supply, making it ideal for schools, hospitals or private building. The combination with a heat exchanger device and a CO2 sensor is possible.

WICSolaire sun protection blades with PV, facade collector CPC
Project samples for the integration of solar thermal or photovoltaic systems show the way to the future of building, using solar energy actively. WICSolaire is a sun blade system which can be combined for a compete system with integrated photovoltaic modules. Another innovative technology was presented with the „CPC Office/System WICONA", a unitised facade system with integrated thermal collector, ideal for vertical application.

Fire protection
New solutions, new tests and certifications enlarge the range of application of fire protection systems for doors and facades.

All together the innovations, a range of samples of realized bespoke solutions as well as the existing system products could fortify the image of WICONA as a leading full range brand in metal building solutions for all requirements.