May 22, 2024
Kimen visits façade contractor of Jervois Mansion
Kimen executive director Arthur Aw visited façade contractor Min Hawk and its material supplier Jian Bang to check on the quality of the materials, view mockups, finetune and finalise the design of the fittings for Jervois Mansion.

Aw made this trip to the outskirts of Shanghai, China, with PMI’s Tan Wee Teck and Multiply Architects’ Alvin Foo Tze Yang in late April.

Accompanied by Min Hawk’s Managing Director Wang Kai Ming, they examined in detail the life-sized mock ups for windows and curtain walls which will form the façade for Jervois Mansion. Potential maintenance and useability issues were addressed, and fine-tuning made.

At the Jian Bang factory, the trio saw how aluminium poles went through the extrusion and spray-painting processes to form components for curtain walls, window frames, etc. They were also able to assess the quality of the materials and the workmanship of the component parts to see if they met expectations.

At the end of the visit, Aw said, “We pay close attention to materials used to make sure everything is just right, and the quality of the fittings supplied by Jian Bang and Min Hawk are up to par. Once some finetuning of detailing and specifications have been made, production here will go into full gear. We are excited that we are one step closer to realising the dream home that is Jervois Mansion!”

Min Hawk – Arthur Aw (6th from right), Tan Wee Teck (1st from left) and Alvin Foo (5th from left) with Wang Kai Ming (5th from right) of Min Hawk

Min Hawk – Examining the life-sized mockups at Min Hawk

Min Hawk – Examining the life-sized mockups at Min Hawk

Min Hawk – Examining the life-sized mockups at Min Hawk

Min Hawk – Mockup of window

Jian Bang – With staff of Jian Bang

Jian Bang – Aluminium poles before extrusion

Jian Bang – Extrusion molds

Jian Bang – Extrusion molds

Jian Bang – Spray-painting of components that will form the curtain wall

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