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Integrating Louvres & Screens into Modular Buildings

Presented by Louvreclad

Integrating Louvres & Screens into Modular Buildings

Session Synopsis

There are several good reasons to integrate louvres into commercial buildings. Beyond their functional purposes, their aesthetic contribution to façades is significant. Retrofitted to exteriors, louvres can give buildings a new lease of life.

However, specifiers need to be aware that working with louvres is not a one size fits all proposition. What works in one type of project does not necessarily hold true for all.

Modular buildings are a good example. Architects integrating louvres into these structures face specific challenges: prefabrication means that sequencing doesn’t align with what they are used to; builders tend to impose design requirements onto architects to ensure successful installation; and the fact that these projects involve both a modular builder and an on-site builder means that architects effectively work for two clients at once.

This session examines these challenges and more. Using real-life examples to illustrate their points, our speakers explain the best ways to approach the task of integrating louvres and screens into modular buildings.

Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation you should be able to –

  • List the benefits of integrating louvres and screens into modular buildings.
  • Identify reasons for the increased prevalence of modular buildings, particularly in educational projects.
  • Outline the sequencing patterns associated with modular buildings and how they differ from those of conventional projects.
  • Outline the various design considerations involved in integrating louvres into building façades.
  • Explain the design requirements that builders of modular buildings place on architects and why these are necessary.


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Andrew Rowe , Project Manager, Louvreclad

A glazier by trade, Andrew has over 37 years’ experience in the construction industry, including as Louvreclad’s QLD Project Manager for the past 4 years. Andrew thrives on the front line, negotiating and fulfilling the needs of our clients. He is highly trusted for his onsite problem-solving skills and ability to consistently deliver successful projects to completion. With qualifications in Project & Business Management, Andrew has proven to be reliable, consistent, and essential to the success of hundreds of projects state-wide.

Calvin Kirkpatrick, Cost Planner, Louvreclad

Calvin came to Louvreclad from the civil engineering sector with a broad range of sales experience and expertise. He has been with the team for 3 years, working across a diversity of projects from concept to completion. He provides valuable project planning and support, ensuring costs are correctly accounted for at the outset to enable successful execution. His inquisitive nature and attention to detail leads him to ask the right questions, as he continues to relentlessly innovate and push the envelope.

Chris Lanigan, Design Manager, Hutchinson Builders

Christopher is a registered Architect with 30+ years’ experience in both the architectural design and construction industry.

Starting with Hutchies in 2005, Christopher’s multidisciplinary portfolio demonstrates vast expertise in design, construction, and management across a broad range of sectors and projects, both locally, nationally as well in modular and instutu construction delivery. His strengths lie in the areas of business growth and contractor relationships, as well as successful completion of the total project construction design within allocated budget.

Denis Butler, Architect and Director, Vabasis

Vabasis is a Brisbane based practice that has been providing architectural services for 25 years. Dennis Butler (Director) has a significant history delivering efficient, effective, rapid modular solutions. His knowledge of modular design and construction and understanding of the challenges of building remotely has supported the documentation and delivery of over 100 modular projects. Vabasis has successfully delivered modular designed buildings in the following sectors: education, community, health, emergency services, mining and accommodation.

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