- Building Structure
- Supertall Buildings
- Long-Span Structures
- Special Structures
- Specialty Analysis
- Project Delivery
- Building Skin
- Building Performance
- Emergency Response
- Building Envelope
- Assessment & Renovation
- Historic Preservation
- Seismic Assessment & Rehabilitation
- Property Loss Consulting
- Damage Determination
- Cause & Origin Services
- Building Code Evaluation
- Sustainability Claims
- Risk Assessment
- Construction Support Services
- Project Delivery Strategies
- Steel Detailing
- Precast Modeling
- Cast-In-Place Modeling
- Building Facade Modeling
- Steel Connection Design
- Construction Engineering
- Building Sustainability
> Summer 2013 – Collaboration With Structural Design Improves Façade Design
> Spring 2013 – Modern Tools Shape A Symbol Of Iraq’s History
> Fall 2012 – How Do You Make A Doubly Curved Stadium Enclosure Constructible?
> Winter 2012 – What is a Building Skin Consultant?
> Fall 2011 – The Value of Curtain Wall Testing
> Summer 2011 – Four Things You Need To Know About Engineering Tall Building Façades
> Spring 2011 – Thermal Analysis: A Key to Efficient Skin Design
> Winter 2010 – The Benefits of Prefabricated Building Skins
> Fall 2010 – Minimizing Glass Distortion While Maximizing Clarity
> Summer 2010 – ETFE Moves Mainstream
> Spring 2010 – BIM For Building Skin
Our multidisciplinary team of building skin specialists brings decades of experience providing design, consulting, engineering and construction support to clients around the world. We integrate building skin and structural designs in new buildings, renovations and recladding projects, with scope and service offerings that can be tailored to accommodate the specific needs and budget of any project.
As architects push building forms into new territory, building skin designs have evolved to meet new geometric complexities. Faceted designs and thinner, more delicate enclosures are becoming the norm. These aesthetic qualities must be achieved without sacrificing performance requirements dictated by unique local conditions, sustainability objectives, demanding schedules and budget constraints.
Our teams provide façade consulting 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 solve complex design challenges, improve constructability, maximize energy efficiency and increase 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 skins vary as widely as an architect’s imagination, with equally diverse solutions 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 design, consulting, engineering and installation of these systems.