This blog is the first in a series that will look at some of the tools available to facilities managers to help them understand the condition and needs of their high-rise façades.
This blog will look at how we can capture the details of high-rise façade leaks to make investigations and repairs more efficient and avoid the usual looking-for-a-needle-in-a-haystack scenario.
This blog will look at the importance of forward maintenance plans (FMP) and how getting to know your building can prevent the type of failures occurring that could potentially harm a passer-by, or worse. This blog looks at FMPs for the façade, which is often neglected, albeit with clean windows.
This blog will discuss the reasons why the technical due diligence (TDD) process is so important if you want to avoid costly failures.
Blog #4 in this series will look at some glass types and common glazing defects.
Blog #4 in this series will look at gaskets - a vital but often neglected component.
Blog #3 in this series will look at two commonly used drainage systems - Water Managed and Pressure Equalised.
This blog is intended to provide a few tips to help RICS candidates prepare for their APC interview.
Blog #2 in this series will look at two commonly used curtain wall types - Stick Built and Unitised Systems.
Blog #1 in this series will provide an introduction to curtain walls and a brief look at their evolution.