Free Form. Novum has pioneered the development of mechanically fastened tubular spatial grids capable of creating virtually any freeform surface geometry. The system is comprised of cylindrical split nodes and tubular beams with cast end adaptors. The tapered adaptors allow compact node sizes and stepping enables significant vertical angle changes. The split node provides for economy by its lightness and flexibility for other trades such as lighting and maintenance attachments.
Parts are often unique, and Novum’s in-house software ties geometry, structural analysis, component sizing and CNC/robot assisted production. The design through fabrication process is highly automated for economy and precision.
Grid sizes vary, so beams come in a variety of standard depths depending on form, span and member length. Double curvature is inherently desired as it develops strength.