The planning of complex façade systems is associated with particular difficulties: on the one hand, a building's façade has to fulfil multiple requirements; on the other hand, there are diverse technical disciplines involved, which need to be coordinated to collaborate in planning and implementation.
Different functions (such as weather protection, energy efficiency and thermal comfort, ventilation, daylight supply, glare control, generation of thermal and electrical energy) need to be merged with the specialist departments involved (e.g. mechanical engineering, metal construction, glazing etc.), thus posing major challenges to both planners and builders.
Quite frequently, innovative façades are unique constructions, which are built without having undergone sufficient practical testing. In fact, about 15 to 25 percent of construction costs for large-scale projects are being invested in façades, often lacking appropriate technical-functional quality assurance.
In order to enhance planners' and builders' security regarding their façade choices, we offer functional model tests using so-called façade mock-ups. These tests facilitate commissioning, since the interaction of individual components was previously tested.
Relying on our competencies, our experience and our test facilities, we are capable of carrying out individual sampling under real conditions.