June 2013

Further testing at CERAM was undertaken to investigate the possibility of achieving enhanced rotational restraint connection between a Wi column and the adjacent masonry panels . The results were successful and thereby allows an increase in the design lengths of restrained panels. Patent applications for this tie were filed.

July 2012

The London Olympic’s flagship venue, the Aquatics Centre was revealed to the world. The Wi System was used extensively within the design so that large wall panels could be built without structural concrete and steel columns restricting the placement of M&E equipment.

December 2011 – RIBA Product Selector

Wembley Innovation was featured for the first time in the RIBA Product Selector publication (RPS Nr 26752). This identified our windpost and concrete lintel replacement products, Wi Column & Wi Beam System. Here’s what RIBA said: The innovative Wi Column and Wi Beam System is designed to strengthen masonry walls achieving spans of up to…

March 2011 – Olympic Aquatics Centre masonry package completed

Working closely with design consultants, Zaha Hadid and the project engineers, Arup, the Aquatics Centre benefited significantly from a combination of the Wi Column and Wi Beam System to achieve the required lateral wall stability. The Wi System eliminated 1,100 windposts and 372 lintels whilst also benefiting acoustic and fire protection performance, stabilising part-height walls, maximising flexibility…