Consulting Services

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Concept Design

We review the architectural drawings and prepare a Preliminary Façade Design Scheme for glazing, cladding and other structures, taking into consideration environmental issues, safety and security, design life, flexibility, access, maintenance and capital cost. We work with design team to define performance criteria to develop the façade concepts and technical aspects of the design. Advise of material, manufacturing and construction methods. If prequalification is involved, we support our clients in applying for particular façade projects. We advise on the selection of materials and design, cost estimates, the selection of suitable suppliers and subcontractors and the development of a technically viable solution.

Developed Design

We work closely with design team to develop the Construction Strategy Report. Such strategy can consider specific aspects of the design that may affect the buildability and construction sequence of the project, to satisfy the Access and Maintenance Strategy. We design the façade taking into consideration shading systems and solar control glazing. We design the façade taking into consideration thermal performance, minimization of cold bridging and assessment of condensation task.

Tender Review

We provide technical input during tendering process. Review technical proposals from tenders for compliance with tender requirements. Provide cost consultancy with any assistance required during the Tender Evaluation Stage.

Post Design Stage

We review subcontractors’ submissions and provide comments on calculations, technical drawings, material specifications and proposed construction methodology.

Prequalification

If prequalification is involved, we support our clients in applying for particular façade projects. We advise on the selection of materials and design, cost estimates, the selection of suitable suppliers and subcontractors and the development of a technically viable solution.

Value Engineering

We work out alternatives and options with a view to improve the overall solutions. We take into consideration the entire building life cycle, aiming to provide a clear basis for decision-making, minimizing risk taking and possibility of not appropriate choices. We adapt and optimize the façade systems and solutions for a specific project, taking into consideration functionality, sustainability and costs.