Overview

Overview

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Principal Business

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Listening Drives Design

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Think Global, Act Local

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Geographic Markets

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Applications, Form and Size

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Product Menu

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Solution not Product Provider

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Materials + Integration

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Manufacturing

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Principal Business

Novum is a single source international specialty contractor for innovative architectural structures and their enclosure. Novum contracts for the full engineering, fabrication, supply and build of the majority of the projects we execute. Engineering, material plus supervision is also available. We specialize in Structure + Membrane + Glazing.

In Europe, we offer Facilities Management Services to building owners for building maintenance, repair, inspection, rope access and other specialty installation. Our German membrane factory produces architectural membranes for Novum projects as well as being an accomplished OEM to strategic partners.

Listening Drives Design

Client satisfaction and true value of construction projects comes from the correct balance of the three principal project drivers - Design, Time and Price. To achieve value within our specialty requires superior client support in the early stages of a job in order to better understand the actual needs. We encourage the avoidance of iterative commodity approaches which bring less than the desired end result. Once goals are established, budgeting and technical support are crucial. Novum has for over 30 years successfully coupled front-end service with excellent engineering grounded within the intelligent application of advanced interchangeable system products which enable design creativity without high expense. The final project needs to be executed in the timeframe and with quality, therefore, excellent project management, manufacturing, sourcing, quality control and field management are the cornerstones to success. Our core belief is that a client’s design, time and price requirements are best solved via understanding needs, skilled engineering and strong execution.

Think Global, Act Local

Clients are local, yet meeting their demands for specialized services and products is of necessity globally driven. Novum provides local sales, project management and field services to our key markets. The local team collaborates with international employee specialists from other locations to deliver the correct suite of services. The utilization of Novum’s strategically located specialty manufacturing facilities controls key timelines. Outsourced items are monitored by our own quality inspectors. It is neither practical nor wise to have all the necessary expertise centralized. Diversification and timely access to know how is what counts.

Geographic Markets

Novum has local knowledgeable staff throughout its facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, UAE (Gulf States), South Africa, India and China and has assembled within those entities a very highly skilled set of experts. The impressive combined expertise is shared and utilized across the group. For each project, we assemble a broader team to supplement the local skills of a given location. This employee network enables us to rapidly service and satisfy those markets where distinctive architectural enclosures are being built by the combined use of the appropriate specialists and local knowledge.

Applications, Form and Size

We specialize in atriums, canopies, facades, stadiums, large roofs, skylights, integrated overhead and vertical glazing, retail signage, walkways, pedestrian bridges and those applications which require architectural feature elements involving quality engineered solutions. Planar, warped, curved, double curved and freeform surfaces are all readily accomplished. Our solutions have featured on commercial, medical, hospitality, condo, retail, sports, museum, institutional, transportation and government facilities. Due to our flexible international capabilities and associated controlled overheads, we are able to execute projects of all shapes and sizes efficiently and in a wide geography.

Product Menu

Novum solutions primarily utilize an integrated system products approach. Our offering includes architectural steelwork, spaceframes, cable nets, tensile structures, suspended walls, diagrids, structural glazing, point supported glass, skin glazing, skylights, patch glazing, roofing systems, architectural ETFE, PTFE, PVC systems and other panel and mesh systems. Novum projects are engineered in-house and we have invented unique systems to solve the most sophisticated design needs.

Solution not Product Provider

Although we have multiple system products, the emphasis of our sales and pre-construction team is to assist the client with finding the right solution to meet their design application and price needs. Most of our systems were created to be interchangeable, and being of varied price points means different design solutions can be readily explored for economy. Having a broad range of standardized, integrated and modern products enables speed in both design and execution for clients in need of fast performance.

Materials + Integration

Novum projects incorporate high quality materials under rigorous quality standards. Our engineers and technicians are well versed in how to design and integrate the necessary products and materials into functional enclosures. Specialists have a deep understanding of material properties, manufacturing and fabrication techniques, product availability, corrosion protection, constructability and more. We provide engineered solutions matching materials to applications including:

Carbon Steel: architectural steelwork, freeform structures, diagrids, spaceframes, forgings, castings, weathering steel, standard and custom profiles
Stainless Steel: glazing castings, fasteners, metal mesh, architectural tension rods and cables, spaceframes, architectural steel, flashings and trim
Aluminum: membrane and glass structural support, flashings, trim, glazing clamps, panels, perimeters and doorways
Glass: strengthened float glass for insulated, laminated and monolithic applications with multiple coatings and frits
ETFE: cladding element as single skin or as multiple layer air filled pillows with a variety of thermal performances, colors and prints
PVC: single skin membrane cladding with a wide array of colors and transparencies
PTFE: single skin membrane cladding
Wood: glulam beams and timber structures
Silicone: extruded gaskets, expansion joints and sealants

Manufacturing

Novum owns and operates three strategically located workshops to ensure we deliver on our commitment to single source responsibility, the precision of our specialized products and the essential control of project time schedules. Quality is imperative and each facility is certified to international standards.

Centrally located in North America, our Wisconsin plant specializes in high precision architectural steel fabrication with a skilled workforce able to deliver the most complex fabrications and weldments. Near an international port on the shores of the Marmara Sea, our Turkish steel fabrication shop serves the region, Europe and the Middle East with precision nodal systems and steelwork. Our German state-of-the-art architectural membrane fabrication facility for lightweight ETFE, PTFE and PVC materials is conveniently located to road and sea with a dedicated staff delivering high quality products around the world.