Based on the comprehensive R&D work carried out and collaboration with partners, the Wi System was launched as a viable alternative to windposts and the following lists some of the milestones so far in our history
May 2010 – Updated Wi System Design Guide
June 2010 – Wi System design for the Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
July 2010 – 8th International Masonry Conference 2010 in Dresden
August 2010 – Wi System specified on the Chobham Academy
March 2011 – Olympic Aquatics Centre masonry package completed
The Wi System eliminated 1,100 windposts and 372 lintels whilst also benefiting acoustic and fire protection performance, stabilising part-height walls, maximising flexibility for service penetrations and providing a single substrate for the extensive tiled areas.
July 2011 – 7 metre Wi Column test a success
September 2011 – Wi Column / Wi Beam overview and testimonials
October 2011 – Wi Beam shelf angle test success
December 2011 – RIBA Product Selector
The innovative Wi Column and Wi Beam System is designed to strengthen masonry walls achieving spans of up to 9m without the need for windposts. They are CDM compliant, with a maximum component weight of 14 kg and significantly improve wall aesthetic appearance, airtightness, acoustics and fire performance.