Facade Engineering

Consulting for this iconic three-sided 54-story curtain wall tower on the western plains, we enabled our client to overcome structural limitations to allow glazed fin accents and the 125-foot wide glass-enclosed rotunda with a cable-tensioned glazing at the entryway.


Facade Engineering

We provided specialty facade engineering services to ensure the Canadian National Archives achieved their goals of a durable building envelope, appropriate regulated conditions for sensitive materials and documents, and visually pleasing aesthetics. (Canadian National Archives – Gatineau, QC)


Facade Engineering

We coordinated the efforts of three architecture firms and three general contractors on this 7 building, 23-acre project, acting as liaisons to provide facade engineering for the large-span glazing and skylights of the retail plaza. (City Creek Center – Salt Lake City, UT)


Facade Engineering

Structural limitations and an ambitious architectural vision required a fully custom curtain wall system for this 32-story mixed-use tower. We provided design, framing and glazing unit panel review, and enhanced field and structural reviews of the system. (Harbour Green Three – Vancouver, BC)


Facade Engineering

To help ensure that the foreign-built window wall system met the quality expectations, we worked closely with the manufacturer to review the design, verify the construction and tested the system at the plant before it was shipped. (SOMA Towers – Bellevue, WA)


Facade Engineering

Facade Engineering

Our Facade Engineering team provides information that enables early decision-making, significantly impacting the facade construction and long-term maintenance costs. Achieving your desired architectural intent can be challenging for a number of reasons: structural limitations, sustainability goals, energy code requirements and budget considerations are just a few.

We work with you to establish façade performance criteria using:

  • Parametric energy studies
  • Heat, air and moisture modeling
  • 3D component modeling for thermal bridging and condensation resistance
  • Orientation and massing modeling
  • New and innovative material evaluations
  • Daylighting analysis
  • LEED credit determination
  • Life cycle cost assessments

Because they are performance-oriented, these cost-effective, practical strategies are developed early in the project schedule and are fine-tuned throughout the design and construction stages of the project.

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Posted on Tuesday August 02, 2016

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Video: Stéphane Hoffman Speaks at Top Glass 2015

Posted on Friday May 08, 2015

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