Kugel Knoten

The KK-System was invented and developed in the 1940’s by the late Dr. Max Mengeringhausen and is universally recognised by industry and academia as the pioneering spacetruss system.

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What Is A KK System?

A classic German spaceframe technology that was pioneered by Dr. Mengeringhausen during the 1940’s and since has been used on tens of thousands of projects worldwide. Its timeless design of pin ended lattice work with minimally sized connections and free geometry allow for spans up to 300’ (100m).

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Why Choose Kugel Knoten

Novum’s KK-System’s ingenious design flexibility enables virtually any geometry.

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CUSTOM IN APPLICATION

Novum KK-System is typically used for double or triple layer grid structures for roofs, atriums, and canopies. It can also achieve single layer capability with correct boundaries, lightweight structures for long spans, complex smaller spaces, structures with irregular support layout which need two-way and three-way truss action, stepped and folded roofs and walls with seamless structural transitions between intersecting planes, telescopes, and any application requiring a stiff lightweight solution. Nodes are custom machined using CNC equipment for tight tolerance and full geometric control.

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FACTORY FINISHED

The finish combination of galvanising and paint as a duplex system provides excellent corrosion protection. Galvanised mild steel is standard, but stainless steel is available. Standard member finish is hot dip galvanised inside and out after fabrication. Galvanising is followed by a 2-coat prime and liquid polyurethane. Additional finish options include thermoset polyester powder coat over hot dip galvanising or brushed stainless steel.

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System Attributes

Geometries are determined by applied loading or cladding type and the component sizes are optimised to be lightweight with high transparency. Secondary steelwork can be used as the interface of structure and cladding to allow integration of traditional claddings such as metal roofs, opaque, or translucent panel systems.

Kugel Knoten in 3D

The project-based animation below showcases the integration of Novum Systems at work.

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Features & Specifications

Some Of Our Projects

The KK-System was developed in the study of nature and geometric forms. Our team continues to celebrate the heritage of Dr. Mengeringhausen and have constructed hundreds of KK projects around the world.

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Novum engineers will collaborate with your team to create a complete system solution to your design intent with a corresponding budget. Contact us today.

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Tell Us More About Your Project

Novum engineers will collaborate with your team to create a complete system solution to your design intent with a corresponding budget. Contact us today.

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