Major Project Services
The Metropolis Atlanta
Northbank’s developer sought a way to insulate the floor slab edges at the perimeter of the building. Solution: Custom, thermally broken sill flashing and head receptors from YKK AP, insulation applied to the floor slab edges, and slab edge panels integrated into the YKK AP window wall system.
RBC Plaza, a mixed-use building to be completed in 2008, required different systems for retail, parking, office and condominium floors. YKK AP adapted existing products to integrate curtain wall on the office levels with window wall on the condominium levels, achieving the appearance of one continuous system.
Bringing concepts to reality
Sometimes standard products don't fit the design specifications or budget constraints of large projects under development. New or modified products, however, could make a big difference.
YKK AP is always ready to focus extra resources on solving a customer's unique needs. For customers with large or complex projects, YKK AP's Project Center provides special resources and services to complement the standard products and services available through regional branches. Value-added services can include estimating, applications engineering, design engineering, project management, job specific testing, and fabrication.
1. Preliminary Design
From concept to detailed plans and budgets, YKK AP's Project Center performs a wide range of services in the preliminary design stage. This can include:
- Determine the best approach to solving the customer's requirements through standard products, modified products, or development of a customized system that could ultimately become a standard product
- A thorough review of the architect's plans and specifications
- Provide cost / benefit analysis for alternative approaches through value engineering
- Provide preliminary application engineering analysis
- Develop concept / proposal drawings and provide CAD details for architectural drawings
2. Estimating & Quotation
YKK AP's estimating team can assist customers in every aspect of the bidding process, from budgets through final quotation. Preliminary designs can continue to be reviewed and refined. A thorough application engineering review is prepared for each estimate. To ensure that high quality products can be produced at competitive prices, the architect's design intent and the customer's installation approach are considered for each cost analysis, resulting in a clearly defined quotation.
3. Project Management
A YKK AP project manager is assigned to assure the highest level of service from contract award through shop drawings, project engineering, material take-off, factory coordination, shipping and project close-out.
4. Installation Support
YKK AP has the ability to assist customers with the development of proper installation methods for standard, modified, and custom conditions. These services include providing installation instructions, tag drawings, and field technical support when necessary. YKK AP also supports project specific laboratory and field testing. Solaire at the Plaza, Orlando Viridian, Nashville
The company driven by quality
Included in every product and service, of course, is the hallmark of YKK AP: Quality you can count on for performance, for sustainability, and for ease of installation.
To provide years of dependable use, your new building must have excellence built-in from the beginning. All production processes at YKK AP are vertically integrated in one location to ensure control of quality, delivery and cost. Special or modified products, as well as YKK AP standard products, are produced at the company’s Dublin, Georgia plant, one of the newest and most technologically advanced manufacturing facilities in North America. The plant, which includes a modern fabrication center, recently doubled its capacity.
Quality goes far beyond the products that we ship from the plant. Quality is the driver behind every YKK AP product — including every action, every process and every service for every YKK AP customer.
YKK AP's Project Center is a team with special expertise for solving any aspect of a customer's unique challenges. The group's services can begin early in design phases and extend through the project's installation.