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Uni-Lodge - Auckland

The team at KFI worked with Kalmar, Jasmax and  to design and manufacture a series of aluminium fins to be attached to a precast 15 level student accommodation building.

The fins were designed in a number of different profiles, lengths and colours and connection details were engineered to economically address the structural tolerances in the precast panels.

The biggest consideration for the KFI engineers on this project was the possibility of wind generated noise.

The solution was to consider 3 different thicknesses of aluminium for strength reasons and a proof test to assess vibration. This may or may not have involved bolting these to the roof of a vehicle and driving at speed…

​Products Used :

  • Custom designed 3mm aluminium fin

Project Details


Kalmar Construction


University of Auckland




April 2016