Having seen increased international demand from building owners wanting to mitigate risk to life and property in the event of civil unrest or even a terrorist attack, AGT expects that a focus on heightened security in the run up to the Games will result in greater awareness of its ISO-approved anti-shatter blast containment film. The security budget for staging the Olympics is thought to be in excess of £200 million.
Embassies, Non-Governmental Organisations and private institutions are among a growing list of buildings that have undergone protection fitment under the expertise of AGT since the company was formed in 2009, having established itself as the leading security film operation serving the retail automotive sector for almost 20 years.
With security films starting at a thickness of 50 microns up to 450 microns, the multi-laminate polyester membrane can be applied to any glass surface. It is bonded with an aggressive pressure sensitive adhesive system resulting in any broken glass adhering to the film. AGT also offers installation with a range of specialist anchoring and edge retention systems for enhanced levels of protection, according to the client’s requirements.
Speaking about the potential opportunities for AGT in London’s Olympic year, Martin Westney, Managing Director, Advanced Glass Technology, said:
“The global spotlight will be on London next year and there’s a tremendous amount of construction underway not just in relation to the Olympics but within the City and elsewhere in the capital. Whilst architects and developers are increasingly pushing the envelope in terms of building design, it’s vital that building owners seek to protect not only their investment but also the lives of occupants against any eventuality. AGT has a proven track record in providing a bespoke and cost effective service.”
Recent international contracts awarded to AGT include the Bank of India HQ in Mumbai, the British Embassy, US Embassy and Amman City Mall in Jordan, and a NATO contract partnership with PIKE Solutions and Omega in Kosovo.