Pool of Multidisciplinary Experts
Designing a facade system encompasses structural engineering, building physics, materials science, weatherproofing technology, architectural detailing, construction management and many other disciplines. In order to provide clients with optimal solutions and solve all interfacing problems, we can tap into a wide resource pool across the company and bring specialist skills to facade projects. This includes facade engineers, structural and MEP engineers, sustainability experts, acousticians, lighting designers, security consultants, blast analysis experts and fire engineers.
Sustainable Facades for Various Climate Conditions
From extreme heat and sandstorms in Dubai to icy winters in Calgary, our specialists apply their knowledge to adapt facade designs to local climates. We use thermal and hygrothermal modelling to ensure that buildings are sufficiently well insulated, provide optimal comfort levels, are more responsive to climate, and fit the overall energy efficiency strategy.
Additionally, regulations governing energy use and environmental sustainability are forcing a huge shift in the way facades are designed. Improved passive solar control, with a strong emphasis on external shading, alongside active measures to make facades more responsive to the climate, are no longer just desirable, they are becoming legally required; and we welcome that change.