NürnbergMesse, the ift Rosenheim and the GFF (German association for glass, windows and facades) are organising the seventh Special Show at Fensterbau Frontale, to be held at 16 to 19 March 2016.
“Success through quality, safety and security”, will offer architects and manufacturers tips for ensuring that building components offer high quality, safety and security both now and long term, and will cover aspects of planning, design and implementation. This year there will also be two “hands-on zones”, where tradespeople will have the opportunity to put products through their paces and discuss implementation issues with experts from the ift Rosenheim and the GFF.
As industry becomes increasingly globalised, companies today face tougher competition from abroad – and window and facade manufacturers are no exception. They must develop suitable strategies if they want to avoid being drawn into price wars. On the other hand, there is growing appreciation of the benefits of sustainable, high-quality products: building owners today – quite rightly – expect components to be both energy-efficient and fit-for-purpose – and to remain so for more than 30 years. Consequently, quality is key to any strategy aimed at ensuring a company’s continued success in the future.
With rising crime rates, climate change, financial crises and global migration flows, safety and security are also important considerations. Relevant aspects here include burglar resistance, safety in use, child safety, fire safety, comfort and convenience.
The “Success through quality, safety and security” Special Show will show how to meet building owners’ changing requirements in order to remain successful in the market. It will consider the specific implications of these new requirements in terms of design, materials and documentary evidence, taking a comprehensive, practical approach based around the following seven topics:
• Safety, security and burglar resistance (in a dedicated “hands-on zone” for tradespeople)
• Child safety and safety in use
• Fire safety and smoke control (EN 16034)
• Quality – fitness for use, long-term performance
• Quality – workmanship, fault analysis, testing (ift test rig)
• Quality – intended use, planning, design, recommendations for use
• Installation – sealing/fixing/planning (also in a dedicated “hands-on zone” for tradespeople)
The two “hands-on zones” dedicated to burglar resistance and installation respectively – but also the “Spot the defects” competition, the sample windows for special applications, and the “Window Quality Path” – will be of interest to assemblers and tradespeople in particular.
Companies interested in becoming co-exhibitors at the Special Show have until 30 September 2015 to submit details of their products, exhibits and services. Further information and relevant documents can be found online at: