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Building facades are generally unique given that most buildings are individual design. However, the building blocks of facade systems are typically similar, repeatable and standardised. With this in mind in collaboration with an owner group and a facade contractor, we have developed a tool that allows the configuration of a curtain wall based on a set of input parameters.
It allows selection from a menu of elements for each part of the facade, a little like you might expect a product configurator to work, allowing for customisation within certain boundaries. The elements are all traceable from the database within the tool in terms of their origin, cost, supply chain and can be physically sized automatically by the tool. Hence this tool allows design freedom of a curtain wall within a set of controlled parameters aggregating the resulting design with a clear understanding of cost, availability, fabrication and installation implications as well as potential lead time to the user.
This allows design teams to have more control when designing to a budget and it allows clients and contractors to better appreciate costs and supply earlier on in the development of a project.
Award-winning structural, glass, facade and marine design engineers.
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