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What is a Building Consultant of the Building Envelope?

We tackled the question What Is The Building Envelope or Enclosure? in my other post. Now it’s time for the General Description of the Profession. Building facades are a very emotional subject – they are expressions of owners’ and architects’ individualities and become a lasting monument of their earthy achievements. Facades account for up to […]

Seminar “Façade Engineering With Glass”

Glass is the design medium of the today’s architecture and it will may easily become the material of choice of tomorrow. Kaz developed a new seminar about the architectural glass, which addresses the typical architectural questions: how to use the glass to achieve the desired architectural goals, and what advances in technology help to shape the […]

Sources of Information

I am writing this post very excited. I just discovered a great facade engineering blog, titled Facade Confidentials:, and I wholeheartedly recommend you visit it. In the flood of misinformation, there are few objective and well-researched sources like this, including the magnificent John and Joe’s webpage, Birkhauser construction books, Facade Engineering Society, National Research Council Canada, […]

Principles of Building Enclosure (some would say Building Envelope)

Design Tangible Functionality in Practice The building enclosure performs a number of functions, protecting the interiors against adversary forces such as wind, rain, snow, hail, flood, sun, light, wind borne debris, blast, heat flow, water vapor, wildlife, aggressive airborne and waterborne chemical, noise, vibrations, fire, smoke, theft, dirt accumulation, maintenance loads, and normal wear and […]