Western University College
HVAC Unit Wrap
To provide Western University’s historical signature building, University College, with a vinyl graphic wrap for its large industrial HVAC unit located on the rooftop.
The wrap was required to match the aged stone and maintain the historical features of the building while bringing the mechanical and electrical systems into the 21st Century. The brick image was printed using an HP Printer on 3M-180C-10 with 3M 8519 overlaminate. The HVAC was difficult to access as it was located on a rooftop and the only gateway was an outside access ladder. The heating and air conditioning unit had to be running during the installation, which caused a noisy and windy environment. The HVAC had many rivets and screws, creating installation obstacles.
Our graphics team visited the site to inspect the job and application. High-resolution photos were taken of the existing stone located on the exterior of the building. INPS’ two installers created a rope system to move the printed vinyl material and equipment to the rooftop. Due to the high winds coming from the Industrial HVAC, the installers had to install the project in smaller pieces to ensure there were no bubbling or design mishaps with the installation. Our installers cut around each rivet and screw individually to ensure a long-lasting application. The job was completed in 30 hours by two installers.
Location: University College – Western University, London, Ontario
Scope of Project:
- Furniture Wrap
- Graphic Wrap
- 3M Printed Film
- Vinyl Graphics Wrap
- HVAC Wrap