Facades are a major issue in construction. As the first point of appreciation of a building, they must be aesthetically pleasing, but they must also meet major challenges related to structural, energy, acoustic and safety performance.
The design of facades is often more complex and, as part of a global sustainable development approach, requires an in-depth study of the entire life cycle of the building: from the source of the materials to its deconstruction, including its operation and maintenance.
The constant evolution of technologies and materials, as well as the pronounced taste of architects for more creative facades, are the necessary ingredients to optimize the design of innovative and sustainable facades while respecting the requirements in force.
Like our skin, the building envelope, the protective interface between the interior and exterior climates, is the site of numerous physical interactions. It is this interface that ensures the comfort and well-being of the residents as well as the control of energy costs.
Building and renovating buildings in an efficient, comfortable and sustainable way implies the knowledge and mastery of all the parameters and interactions related to the thermal, physical and acoustic aspects of the building, in addition to an in-depth knowledge of the materials and the reality of the terrain.
The construction management team is responsible for budgeting, managing and planning the work. Our multidisciplinary teams work together and support you at every stage of the process to propose and advise you on the best constructive, financially profitable and legally compliant solutions.
The challenges of construction management are to improve the energy efficiency of buildings while taking into account the existing constructive and technical constraints, to improve the comfort of the inhabitants, reduce energy losses, add value to the building and guarantee the durability of the building.
At any time in the life of a building, the envelope may be subject to disorders related to poor execution on new buildings or renovations, to the aging of the building or to particular events (fire, weather, impact, etc.).
In case of litigation or doubt, the expertise brings a technical support to the various trades: lawyers, insurances, owner, contractor, etc. A complete detailed report with determination of the work to be carried out for the restoration and budgetary estimate comes with any expertise.