In Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the use of round, rubber sealed ducts has been the industry standard for a long time. However, there are markets where rectangular systems, with their more complicated installation and glue or tape sealant, continue to be the most commonplace. When one of Lindab’s customers in the USA did the sums, the argument for Lindab Safe became very clear, a saving of USD 450,000.
In 2003 Lindab’s customer Waldinger Corp.won the ventilation contract for the new construction and extension of the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. This project includes the new Hy Vee Hall exhibition facility, measuring nearly 28,000 m2, the new Wells Fargo Arena with seating
for approximately 17,000 people as well as the renovation of the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
“When we and Brilco made a preliminary design based on rectangular specification, we quickly realised that a this solution would result in a number of weaknesses plus a risk of the ducts bending. There were also a number of disadvantages with the rectangular system, such as complex and time-consuming installations and higher energy consumption.” explains Nate Slauson.
Today, the ventilation in Hy Vee Hall, Wells Fargo Arena and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium has Lindab Safe throughout. “By switching to Lindab Safe, we could keep within budget and give Iowa Events Center a considerably better system. Quality pays, it’s as simple as that!” concludes Nate Slauson