Facade Design Consultancy Services

We co-operate with Architect and other consultants during the initial project stages to ensure that the designs are optimal with no excessive and un-necessary facade systems.

Concept Design
We review the architectural drawings and prepare a Preliminary Facade Design Scheme for glazing, cladding and other structures, taking into consideration environmental issues, safety and security, design life, flexibility, access, maintenance and capital cost. We work with design team to define performance criteria to develop the facade concepts and technical aspects of the design. Advise of material, manufacturing and construction methods.

If prequalification is involved, we support our clients in applying for particular facade projects. We advise on the selection of materials and design, cost estimates, the selection of suitable suppliers and subcontractors and the development of a technically viable solution.

Developed Design
We work closely with design team to develop the Construction Strategy Report. Such strategy can consider specific aspects of the design that may affect the buildability and construction sequence of the project, to satisfy the Access and Maintenance Strategy. We design the facade taking into consideration shading systems and solar control glazing. We design the facade taking into consideration thermal performance, minimization of cold bridging and assessment of condensation task.

Tender Review
We provide technical input during tendering process. Review technical proposals from tenders for compliance with tender requirements. Provide cost consultancy with any assistance required during the Tender Evaluation Stage.

Post Design Stage
We review subcontractors’ submissions and provide comments on calculations, technical drawings, material specifications and proposed construction methodology.

Prequalification
If prequalification is involved, we support our clients in applying for particular facade projects. We advise on the selection of materials and design, cost estimates, the selection of suitable suppliers and subcontractors and the development of a technically viable solution.

Value Engineering
We work out alternatives and options with a view to improve the overall solutions. We take into consideration the entire building life cycle, aiming to provide a clear basis for decision-making, minimizing risk taking and possibility of not appropriate choices. We adapt and optimize the facade systems and solutions for a specific project, taking into consideration functionality, sustainability and costs.

Thermal Modelling
Services include moisture movement, dew point analysis and condensation risk, as well as glazing thermal performance, solar gain value, shading coefficient for windows, coatings and spacers and overall system thermal performance. We provide insulation calculation, 2D/3D R and U values, thermal bridging analysis with thermal stress and fracture analysis for facade elements.

Solar Modelling
Includes daylight access and indoor visual comfort, solar gains analysis and shading strategy and glare control.

Glass Technology
Services include thickness, strength and deflection calculations for glass panes, structural calculations for fins, platforms, beams and stairs, assembly sequence and risk analysis for structural / safety glazing and choice of appropriate type.