Company Masonry Support Systems Ltd (IGMSS)
University Partner Queen’s University Belfast
KTP Associate Emanuele Scarabino
Funding from Innovate UK/Invest NI
Ground-breaking design of a calculation suite for designing masonry support systems.
Looking to increase both market share and profitability through improved design of its core masonry support façade system, IGMSS wanted to focus on product quality and company productivity.
After completing over 250 physical structural tests and merging these results with theoretical analysis, the KTP Associate, Emanuele Scarabino, created a bespoke mathematical model capable of designing masonry support façade systems delivering predicted deflections within 0.1mm with 98% confidence. The Partnership believes this is the most sophisticated model of this nature in existence for the design of masonry support systems.
The ability to predict physical behaviour with such accuracy has transformed product design with material savings of over 25% and remarkable improvements in efficiency.
This KTP has kick-started a culture of innovation within the company, with IGMSS currently undergoing large investments to enhance and improve the flow of information and the quoting process. IGMSS plans to replicate these changes throughout the whole Keystone Group.
This project won the ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD at the KTP Awards 2020.
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