Dekoral Aluminium Ind. & Trad. Co. Ltd.
Azinko Development MMC.
HOK International Ltd.
Office, Hotel, Residential
With the award of the contract, we check the contractual framework conditions as the basis for the implementation. If necessary, we adapt the technical solutions to any requirements that have changed – always with the goals of our client in mind.
Facades have to cleaned and maintained. What sounds trivial is a component of facade planning and maintenance, which ensures the long-term value of a project, so it should not be underestimated. Priedemann keeps operating costs low by making the logistics of maintenance and cleaning an integral part of the planning right from the start. This is not only about equipment for maintenance and cleaning, the type and design of the facade itself can make a decisive contribution. Facade solutions that do not take this into account during planning and construction make maintenance more expensive over the entire service life.
The Facade-Lab is Priedemann’s link between routine planning, research & development and knowledge transfer. Here we develop facade solutions that meet the complex challenges of the 21st century with resource-saving, forward-looking and intelligent answers.
Ever higher demands on the performance of the facade to provide protection against heat or cold: The rapid increase in construction activity in regions with extreme climatic conditions and the simultaneous scarcity of natural resources in particular calls for technically advanced solutions in the field of energy-efficient and sustainable construction.
Against this background, it is becoming increasingly important to consider and develop construction projects right from the outset with regard to their entire life cycle. Digital technologies like BIM (Building Information Modeling) make an essential contribution here.
The Facade-Lab is dedicated to these challenges with its broad interdisciplinary research and development work. The close connection with our planning and construction practice constantly creates new tasks. The solutions developed in the lab can thus be put directly into practice.
In addition to parametrics and digitization, current research topics include, for example, component-integrated photovoltaic thin-film modules, automated facade cleaning systems, prestressed glass supports, glazing with integrated LED conductor strands, exhaust air facades for reducing cooling and heating power, and control modules for complex facade functions.
Working with sample facades even during the planning phase underlines our technical curiosity as well as our responsibility to ensure feasibility. What will a design actually look like? How technically feasible is it? The Facade Lab provided the right infrastructure to do this. The same applies to the innovation-driven area of prototype development for innovative facade solutions.
Based on the data generated at Priedemann, we plan prototypes and sample facades in the Facade Lab. Architects and investors can experience their facade concept using haptics and on a scale of 1:1 and so can check and make any corrections to the design at an early stage. While in the “normal case” a sample facade is only created by the facade builder after the award of the contract, the later result can already be optimized in the design phase. This allows the tender to be formulated more precisely and leaves no room for interpretation thanks to the clear submission.
The sample facade thus allows increased planning and quality assurance. In addition, it can be used for early marketing of the building, for example by being presented to buyers or investors on the future building site. We also offer the possibility to build up sample facades on our own premises.
Specific units of relating to complex functions – for example in the innovation-driven areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar cooling, vacuum glass or PCM (phase change material) – are built as prototypes in order to implement new developments, illustrate solutions or test the benefits and performance.