The iconic Lloyd’s Building is home to Lloyd’s of London, one of the world’s oldest and most popular insurance markets.
Officially opened in November 1986 by HM The Queen, the Lloyd’s Building is located in London’s financial district. It is an example of Bowellism architecture with its lifts, staircases and most of the piping exposed outside to maximise interior space.
During routine inspections in the early 1990s, the building owners found that paint on the frame around the barrel vaulted atrium was shedding and plating onto the glass. This adhered to the surface, making effective cleaning extremely difficult. A long-term solution had to be found.
In 1991, the atrium glass was successfully renovated and protected with the ClearShield System® in situ. This upgraded the glass surface for ‘non-stick’, easy-clean performance. As a result, any paint flakes landing on the glass protected with ClearShield® were easily wiped off and conventional cleaning methods were still sufficient to maintain the pristine appearance of the glass.
ClearShield® protection was so successful that other glass areas of the Lloyd’s building were treated. This included façade areas and glazing to the external wallclimber lifts.
The Lloyd’s Building’s Facilities Manager said, “We are very impressed with the ClearShield System, it has been extremely beneficial to our facilities management operation and we intend to carry on with the aftercare regime”.
Despite Covid-19, the recent Big 5 Construction Show in Egypt was still deemed to be a big success for Ritec International’s regional Marketing Partner, 5ive Stars Trading Company!
Many of the MENA region’s top developers and contractors were in attendance and visited 5ive Stars’s stand to discover more about the ClearShield Eco-System® for glass renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance. Visitors from Europe and South America also stopped by the 5ive Star stand.
Visitors were amazed with the ClearShield® mud dome demonstrations which showed how much easier mud runs off ClearShield® treated glass compared to ordinary unprotected glass. Interest was so high in fact that 5ive Stars had quickly arranged a month’s worth of appointments to present how ClearShield® can work for them, no matter where they are in the glass supply chain.
Ali Saafan, Operations Manager at 5ive Stars, commented: “This exhibition was the real launch of Ritec ClearShield in Egypt since we resumed work again in March due to the corona situation. This platform has been perfect for us to promote ClearShield ‘non-stick’, easy clean glass to consultants, developers and end users. It gave us the opportunity to highlight the many benefits of ClearShield to a targeted audience, from its stain-resistance qualities that ensure a long-lasting pristine look to its hygiene benefits as it resists bacterial adhesion. The show has been such a success for us that we will be back exhibiting next year!”