As architects push building forms into new aesthetic territory, façade designs have evolved to accommodate new geometric complexities. Faceted designs and thinner, more delicate enclosures are fast becoming the norm. Such refinements must be achieved without sacrificing the performance requirements dictated by unique local conditions, sustainability objectives, demanding schedules and budget constraints.
Our team provides façade consulting services to architects, building owners and developers at all project stages. We offer a suite of specialty analyses – either as stand-alone services or as part of a broader scope – that solves complex design challenges, improves constructability, maximizes energy efficiency and increases security. We also perform a range of construction support consulting services to assist contractors during bidding, negotiation, value engineering, post-contract review and site supervision.
Building façades vary as widely as an architect’s imagination, with equally diverse solutions offered by engineers, contractors and manufacturers. Our expertise in systems and materials ranges from traditional curtain walls to innovative custom design solutions. Our capabilities in 3D parametric and building information modeling allow us to work directly with a variety of manufacturers worldwide on the design, consulting, engineering and installation of these systems.
Visit our Renewal Practice for façade engineering services related to existing buildings.
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