KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox, NYC
approx. 6.500 m²
approx. 41 m
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.
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.