Have you ever been considering options for a unique façade and wondered, “is this even possible”? We are here to tell you that it is…as long as you have the right skill sets on the design team early. Learn how collaboration and early detailing of a precision back up structure opens possibilities to architects and the design team in developing a unique façade. We will share a case study for the Williams College New Science South Building where early collaboration with a design partner afforded greater flexibility in executing the precision backup. You will see firsthand how these efforts kept the vision of a unique high-performance façade system intact, while adapting to a series of owner, architect and contractor driven system changes (without large change orders)! Join us to see the possibilities of structural back-up systems when you have the right resources and process.
Understand why early collaboration around precision structural details increases architectural control of final design.
Describe how separating the façade back up structure from the glazing system affords increased flexibility.
Deal with unexpected large changes that don’t have to affect the already designed systems size or cost.
Why having a precision structural system can save time and money in the field.