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.
Author: Copper Seed
Façade Leaks: Records Are The Best Clues
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.
Time and Gravity Bite: The Case for Façade Forward Maintenance Plans
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.
Asset or Sleeping Liability: The Case for Façade Technical Due Diligence
This blog will discuss the reasons why the technical due diligence (TDD) process is so important if you want to avoid costly failures.
On The Face Of It: #5 Common Defects: Glazing
Blog #4 in this series will look at some glass types and common glazing defects.
On The Face Of It: #4 Common Defects: Gaskets
Blog #4 in this series will look at gaskets - a vital but often neglected component.
On The Face Of It: #3 Water Managed and Pressure Equalised Systems
Blog #3 in this series will look at two commonly used drainage systems - Water Managed and Pressure Equalised.
APC Final Assessment Interview: Preparation Tips
This blog is intended to provide a few tips to help RICS candidates prepare for their APC interview.
On The Face Of It: #2 Stick Built and Unitised Systems
Blog #2 in this series will look at two commonly used curtain wall types - Stick Built and Unitised Systems.
On The Face Of It: #1 Curtain Wall Facade Systems
Blog #1 in this series will provide an introduction to curtain walls and a brief look at their evolution.