Alico Aluminium and Light Industries Co. Ltd.
Department of Presidential Affairs (DOPA)
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
approx. 45,000 m²
approx. 329 m
Value Engineering is in Priedemann’s DNA. On the basis of precisely defined functions and requirements for the facade. we work out alternatives and options with a view to improving the overall solution. We take into account the criteria of the entire building life cycle. The aim is to provide a transparent basis for making decisions, to minimize the chance of the client taking risks, planning badly and making poor decisions.
At the same time, we improve the predictability of the overall project and save time in planning and implementation.
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.
Priedemann stands for system and facade concepts that think ahead with detailed solutions and technical feasibility even before the contract is awarded, always keeping an eye on the project as a whole and maintaining the project’s design standards even after the contract has been awarded.
Depending on requirements, Priedemann analyzes and calculates the static requirements of e.g. profiles, glazing and fixings in 2 or 3 dimensions or as finite elements. Evidence is provided on the basis of the applicable international or national standards.
Climate, wind and weather – the reality for a design is always tougher than the theory. Especially with innovations and customer-specific solutions, material and performance tests under real conditions are indispensable. The development of mock-ups and the coordination and monitoring of numerous load tests are central components of our services.
Architectural, visual mock-up (VMU):
Consultation with the developer for the design of a sample facade, on site or on Priedemann’s own premises, preparation of technical drawings and specifications, product and material research, preparation and compilation of factory and assembly drawings (assembly drawings, installation drawings), advice when selecting the most suitable manufacturer, coordination where adaptations are required
Test facade, performance mock-up (PMU):
Consultation with the developer for the design of a sample facade and the necessary test requirements, preparation of technical drawings and specifications, product and material research, preparation and compilation of factory and assembly drawings (assembly drawings, installation drawings), advice when selecting the most suitable manufacturer
On site facade test:
Consultation with the developer on on-site tests on the final elements or those actually installed, blower door test (test for airtightness), site camber test (on-site load test of a defined section of the realized facade or facade mock-up for air and water permeability and structural loads)
If Priedemann takes over the shop drawings or the workshop planning for the contractor of a facade project, we first check the existing planning approval for completeness and feasibility. In discussion with the developer and his planning team, we coordinate all planning-relevant parameters and adapt them, if necessary, to the equipment of the contractor – our client.
In addition to careful planning, the quality of the products and materials used is decisive for how well a facade performs and how long it lasts. Our knowledge is guaranteed and supported by our experience and application-oriented research in the Facade Lab. The exact definition of the materials to be used, their quality criteria and how they should be processed is part of our range of services.
Priedemann supplies all planning documents for the construction of the planned facades. We familiarize ourselves with the potential of the respective production site and capacities and monitor the entire manufacturing process right through to the supply of materials on the construction site. The CAD and CAM data generated by us makes our clients ready for industry 4.0: This is how we bring the design directly to the machine!
The quality assured during manufacture and production is to be maintained continuously on the construction site. To do this, we coordinate the correct sequence for an efficient assembly process. Priedemann thinks through all steps and interfaces, creates clear installation and assembly instructions and pays attention to interfaces with other trades.
With the final phase of the project, Priedemann coordinates the handover of the completed facade to the client. For us, this includes a joint inspection tour on site as well as clear documentation of the finished facade, a comprehensive operating manual with corresponding explanations and drawings and a final meeting with the client.
We create, analyze and optimize digital 3D models as a basis for the production of the actual facade later. We analyze facade representations created as nodes or surface models and generate realistic 3-dimensional facade details from them. Or we optimize 3D models that show any unrealistic differentiation of individual elements in order to reconcile production costs with architectural requirements.
We know that planning is a living process accompanied by change. Parametric data models allow us to react flexibly to changing conditions or situations. Parametric planning can be an integral part of a BIM process or an independent part of planning and implementation. Using different 3D software, we design individual facade components, elements or entire assemblies and use them to generate CIM (computer integrated manufacturing) and DFM (design for manufacture) compatible data sets.
These data sets can be transferred to CNC data (Computer Numeric Control) for production. Parametric planning is an efficient and reliable tool for consistent planning and accuracy, especially for complex facade geometries – from design to manufacture and installation. Our parametric data models provide us with a reliable basis for tendering, awarding and implementation.