Facade engineering


Facade engineering

Building facades make a major contribution to the overall aesthetic and technical performance of a building. Facade engineers work in consultancy for architects, building owners, cladding manufacturers and construction managers. Projects can include new buildings and recladding of existing buildings.

Facade engineers work in conjunction with other members of the design team including fire, acoustic and lighting engineers. Their goal is to balance the overall objectives of appearance, quality, performance, cost, durability and schedule.

Facade engineering requires a blend of skills ranging from structural engineering through to building physics, architecture, manufacturing, materials science, dynamics, programming, procurement, project management and construction techniques.


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