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Facade integration: Survey-based assessment of the main problems for the integration of building services in facade systems

Prieto Hoces, A.I. and Klein, Tillmann and Knaack, Ulrich (2016):
Facade integration: Survey-based assessment of the main problems for the integration of building services in facade systems.
In: Proceedings of the ID@50 Integrated Design Conference 2016, 26 June – 1 July 2016, Bath, UK, In: Integrated Design Conference ID@50, Bath, United Kingdom, 29 Jun 2016 → 1 Jul 2016, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

The integration of decentralised building services into façade components presents advantages not only in functional terms, but also from a construction standpoint. However, this integrated approach seems to be too complex to allow for widespread implementation, having stand-alone examples instead of understanding it as a possible path to follow for the development of high-performance buildings. This paper seeks to define the main problems at design, construction and assembly stages to generate new knowledge based on practical experience; and to discuss the perceived barriers to overcome in order to promote widespread integration in façade systems. The method chosen to achieve the objectives was an exploratory survey addressed to professionals with practical experience in the development of façade systems for office buildings, situated at any stage of the design and construction process. Hence, architects, façade consultants, system suppliers and façade builders were considered. The survey was conducted from mid-September to mid-November, 2015 and was distributed both as an online form and in printed format among several professional and research networks related with façade design and construction. 133 questionnaires were recovered, consolidating a final number of 79 valid questionnaires. Preliminary results show that the main problems of the overall process are related with coordination issues among different disciplines and stakeholders, while other problems such as costs and lack of knowledge have more impact on particular stages within the design and construction process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Prieto Hoces, A.I. and Klein, Tillmann and Knaack, Ulrich
Title: Facade integration: Survey-based assessment of the main problems for the integration of building services in facade systems
Language: English
Abstract:

The integration of decentralised building services into façade components presents advantages not only in functional terms, but also from a construction standpoint. However, this integrated approach seems to be too complex to allow for widespread implementation, having stand-alone examples instead of understanding it as a possible path to follow for the development of high-performance buildings. This paper seeks to define the main problems at design, construction and assembly stages to generate new knowledge based on practical experience; and to discuss the perceived barriers to overcome in order to promote widespread integration in façade systems. The method chosen to achieve the objectives was an exploratory survey addressed to professionals with practical experience in the development of façade systems for office buildings, situated at any stage of the design and construction process. Hence, architects, façade consultants, system suppliers and façade builders were considered. The survey was conducted from mid-September to mid-November, 2015 and was distributed both as an online form and in printed format among several professional and research networks related with façade design and construction. 133 questionnaires were recovered, consolidating a final number of 79 valid questionnaires. Preliminary results show that the main problems of the overall process are related with coordination issues among different disciplines and stakeholders, while other problems such as costs and lack of knowledge have more impact on particular stages within the design and construction process.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the ID@50 Integrated Design Conference 2016, 26 June – 1 July 2016, Bath, UK
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design > Facade Structures
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design > Structural Engineering and Dynamics of Structures
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute für Structural Mechanics and Design > Structural Engineering
Event Title: Integrated Design Conference ID@50
Event Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Event Dates: 29 Jun 2016 → 1 Jul 2016
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2018 10:23
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