We provide independent specialist consultancy, including some or all of the below tasks, as determined by the project needs:

Design Phase / Pre-Contract

  • Advice on material selection
  • Independent system selection
  • Design development
  • Design optimization
  • Preliminary engineering
  • Interface and integrity coordination
  • Detailing
  • Third party peer reviews
  • Specifications

Tendering Stage

  • Tendering
  • Tender technical assessment
  • Contractor pre-qualifications
  • Value engineering

Construction Phase / Post-Contract

  • System engineering
  • Submission reviews
  • Test witnessing, laboratory and field tests
  • Factory production inspections
  • Site installation inspections
  • Final handover inspections

Post-Completion Phase

  • Failure investigation
  • Rectification method reports
  • Facade performance improvement implementation reports

Building Materials

Facade consultancy is an integrated approach to the entire building envelope, including commonly used and new cladding materials and their interfaces, such as:

  • Glazed curtain walling, glass features, glass skylights
  • Metal cladding, metal roofing
  • Natural stone
  • Pre-cast concrete
  • Glass reinforced concrete
  • Suitable plastics wall claddings
  • Perforated metal screens or meshes
  • Green walls and roofing

Systems in Scope

As independent facade specialists, we select the system most suitable for a given project, depending on building geometry, function, end product quality expectations, programme, etc. With large enough projects, such as high-rise buildings, the quantity justifies and requires fully custom designed system solutions. For lesser quantities, we assist with product selection and application of existing systems. Thanks to a broad spread of project experience within our multinational team, we have in-house knowledge on a large range of possible solutions. Glazed enclosure system choices include:

  • Unitized curtain walling
  • Semi-unitized systems
  • Stick system curtain walling
  • Window systems
  • Glazed skylights
  • Glass floors
  • Structural applications of glass: beams, fins, shelves
  • Point fixed glazing
  • Curved glazing
  • Cold bent systems
  • Architectural steelwork support
  • Tensioned cable support
  • Freestanding glass balustrades

Sectors

Facades services are offered through all sectors. We work with partner firms specialized in the following sectors with whom we frequently offer multidisciplinary services:

  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Resorts
  • Education
  • Sports and leisure
  • Art and museums
  • Airports
  • Mixed use large scale