Profession Aluminium Company
Assets Real Estate Development Co. W.L.L.
approx. 18,000 m²
approx. 70 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)
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.
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.
The facade is the “face” of a building,a surface and a medium, which the building uses to communicate with its surroundings. The arrangement of open and closed surfaces, the materials used – all this reveals something about the interior life of a building and how it relates to its surroundings.
However, the metaphor of the “medium” can also be translated directly onto the facade by turning it into a “media facade”. Depending on the sharpness of detail and type of message, as well as the viewing distance, the facade surfaces differ in the size and number of pixels required. One of these pixels may be the size of a light-emitting diode or take up an entire facade or window element, depending on whether graphic animations, lifelike images, video sequences or texts are to be shown.
Priedemann plans all types of media facades and integrates them into the overall design. It is our aim that the media facade is part of the whole, including operation and maintenance, and is not reduced to the level of an appendage or a technical gimmick. For example, we develop concepts in which the energy needed to operate is generated by the facade itself. We take care of the necessary planning and performance data and create a feasible facade design. In the Facade-Lab area we develop transparent media facades together with industrial partners from the glass industry.