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Carey Baptist project, featuring EDGE Architectural systems, explored in episode of Sacred Spaces

Purposeful architecture of Carey Baptist College discussed in Sacred Spaces

In this episode of Sacred Spaces, Rod Beel, Aluminium Industries’ R&D Manager, joins the conversation to discuss the role our MAX™ 182mm Curtain Wall suite played in helping the architects at Hayball realise the vision for the Carey Baptist project.



Sacred Spaces is an architecture and urban planning TV show broadcast on Melbourne Channel 31.


Bigger, better, EDGE-ier: new EDGE architectural window and door systems and updated documentation

Breezing in this season, we present to you the spring 2017 edition of the EDGE technical manuals

Team EDGE spent their winter months deep diving into development and documentation of the EDGE systems and we’re eager to share the results with you. We’ve detailed all the changes for you below.

Or, dive in and start exploring on your own. Download the complete technical manuals for the three systems, or the section for a specific suite within one of the systems from our documents library.

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EDGE technical documents: new products, new designs, more benefits for you

Download the latest edition of our EDGE technical catalogues

The 2017 EDGE technical documents deliver the latest, greatest information on our GEN single glazed, MAX double glazed and U-MAX thermally broken ranges. The technical manuals are available for download from our digital library.

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The most recent versions of the EDGE technical catalogues feature a robust collection of updates and refinements. Just a few include:

  • New framing suites, like the MAX Centre Glazed
  • New window systems, like the EDGE Tilt & Turn and Multi-Locking Sashes
  • Updated diagrams and product details
  • Updated project photos across all sections, illustrating our systems in application
  • Louvres, fins, partitions, glazing adaptors and standard extrusions can now be found in the GEN catalogue
  • PDFs for individual suites are also available for download


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We thrive on positive design evolution

The EDGE ranges are dynamic and constantly evolving. Along with our strategic schedule of new product development, many additions and changes featured in these editions come from collaboration with EDGE clients and stakeholders. The EDGE team remains nimble and creative in designing solutions to achieve the design intent of architects, facade engineers, and fabricators.

Details of the changes in the EDGE technical documents:

  • The previous four catalogues have been condensed into three: GEN now features louvres, fins, glazing adaptors and partition systems
  • “400 Centre Single Glaze” is available as a PDF download, as well as in the “EDGE Fast Find Index”
  • We reorganised the order of suites: 100 Centre, 150 Centre, 150 Offset, 100 Front, 150 Front
  • MAX Centre Glazed suite added
  • U-MAX 150 Centre Glazed suite added
  • U-MAX Sliding Window added (MAX coming in the future)
  • Tilt & Turn and Multi Locking features added to many suites, where they are compatible, within MAX and U-MAX (the development of tilt & turn and multi locking will expand in the future)
  • Using the “drained transoms” as a value add in other areas of 100 framing in MAX and U-MAX systems
  • New feature pages on Bifold doors and MAX and U-MAX Sliding Doors into suites, where compatible
  • Changes to the Bifold frame, adaptors, and door stiles in MAX and U-MAX systems
  • New bracket details in SG150 and SG182 Curtain Wall systems
  • New SG182 Subsill
  • New MAX and U-MAX 200mm Sub Head, Sub Jamb, and Subsill (replacing 2 part), with implications for MAX and U-MAX Sliding Doors, and MAX 200 FDG
  • Spandrel adaptor detail pages illustrating the new plant-on adaptor in 150 Front Glaze, SG150, and 150 and 200 Front Capped
  • Spandrel sections and feature fin extrusions appear in most 150 Framing Suites, as used at NRAS
  • More machining details on Curtain Wall and Structural Glazed Framing
  • Variation of 150FDG-40 pocket suite
  • Multi locking sashes elsewhere; two structural glazed sashes developed around a multi-locking handle
  • New Lock Strike and Packer for MAX and U-MAX door systems
  • New fixing block for Double Glazed Capped, including revised details of how to use caps
  • New transoms in Front Capped and SG150 suites
  • New pelmet/blind transom
  • Changes to stack head in SG182 suite
  • New SG182 stack joint splice
  • Redesign of C9219 spandrel adaptor to snap fit
  • Unique “skittle” and glazing tee with glazing adaptors
  • A number of changes and tweaks in glazing adaptors, including a new cassette extrusion
  • A new jockey sash
  • A new 100 subsill with extra long leg
  • Two part 75mm deep sub head (detailed in MAX 200FDG suite)
  • Additional structural charts reflect new products and new pages in MAX 150 Front Capped, 150 Front Glaze, and U-MAX equivalents; adding mullion charts which include splices
  • Features and performance page on sashes in each catalogue to highlight the performance differences between products
  • Detail showing the anti-dislodgement block on inset sash in each catalogue

Whew! And we’re just getting started. EDGE will keep growing, and growing, and growing.


Ai’s R&D manager profiled in industry journal

Rod Beel featured in AWA Windows magazine

Ai’s R&D Manager, Rod Beel, took a turn in the spotlight in the winter 2017 edition of Windows magazine. Not one to seek attention, some encouraging was required to get Rod to agree to the article, but we’re so glad he did.

Rod does amazing work every day for our team, our customers, and the architects and facade engineers who use the EDGE product suites.


You’ll find the feature on Rod on page 16. 


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A Perfect Panorama

Look out clouds, there’s a new building in town.

The construction at 101 Tram Road is now complete. Rising 13 storeys into the air from its base on Doncaster Hill, Panorama Apartments offers beautiful views of the Melbourne CBD.

Situated at the intersection of Doncaster and Tram Roads, the structure overlooks Westfield Shopping Centre, giving occupants plenty of entertainment within walking distance. As expected with such a behemoth, construction has taken some time. We wrote about Panorama Apartments here some sixteen months ago. The $48m building completed in late 2016, and features 210 luxury apartments in a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom configurations.

Designed by Peddle Thorp, Panorama is split into two distinct designs. The frontage on Doncaster Road features a bold, sweeping design on a white front, standing out strongly. It juxtaposes well with the Westfield located just across the road.

The front on Tram Road is not quite as large or dramatic. Tastefully paralleling the street, this section is set back, rising up behind the integrated carparking block in regular intervals. There are prominent balconies to every street-front apartment, letting occupants have as much access to the stunning view as possible. A simple communal entry hall links the two halves of the building.

EDGE’s MAX™ 100mm Centre Glazed window frames and MAX sliding doors are used in Panorama to great effect. The bold black outlines of the framing system are a key aspect of the building’s visual appeal on all fronts. Additionally, our high-quality double glazed system keeps interior temperature levels steady, despite the vast expanses of glass across the building. Occupants will be able to enjoy their stunning views to the full, without suffering hot or cold spots close to the glass.

For more photos of Panorama, visit our project gallery here.