Cape Town International Airport

A project at the Cape Town International Airport provided us with some unique challenges, which turned out surprisingly well to our advantage. Kwantum Advertising contacted AfriClad, a division of First African Holdings, to clad a digital screen at the airport which was about 10m x 18m. But there were a couple of other interesting specifications to the project: the cladding needed to fit perfectly around the digital screen and it needed to be waterproof.

Because of these additional requirements, we knew the job was going to be a technical challenge. Complicating the matter further was the fact that at the time we were short of technical staff. We chose to sub-contract part of the job. This turned out to be fortuitous though as it gave First African Holdings the opportunity to establish a stronger relationship with one of our sub-contractors.

Another hiccup we then faced was that the wall for the screen was situated above the roof of a parking area. This meant we couldn’t use cherry pickers or scaffolding like we normally would. To overcome this we engaged the services of riggers from Rope Access to help with the installation. Thankfully this worked out well as the installation then proceeded without any issues.

To meet the specifications we designed and installed the side cladding onto a steel frame. We opted to use ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) cladding, done by using ALPOLIC® fire retardant silver/white (405/fr), 300X1270X4mm panels.

Thanks to the help of sub-contractors we were able to successfully clad and install the digital screen despite the difficulties we were faced with.

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