Façade Engineering

Our Facades team has expert knowledge of the increasingly complex methods and techniques available and understands the implications of different façade solutions in terms of geometry, structural adequacy, performance, energy efficiency, procurement, program, and whole life costing.

Contacts

Benjamin Beer

Benjamin Beer

Head of Facades
T: +971 4 334 3616

Members of our Facades team combine experience from Architectural, Structural Engineering and High-rise Façade Construction fields. Through the Façade Engineering team we can design an elegant, fully integrated building envelope: a major element that often accounts for over 25% of the construction budget.

Our skills

We assist Developers, Architects and Contractors and drive efficiency gains by constantly appraising and incorporating the most optimal design, latest research and most suitable technology.

Our Middle East team specializes in:

  • High rise design
  • Climate adaptive design (Cold and Hot climate)
  • International codes
  • Advice on international suppliers and procurement routes

Our services

Our façade engineering consultancy covers the following areas:

  • Material selection
  • System design, system concept
  • Structural design
  • Building physics
  • Development of new systems
  • Specifications and tender drawings
  • Independent advice on suppliers and contractors
  • Factory inspections
  • Tendering
  • Testing
  • Document review and approval
  • Site inspections
  • System design to contractors
  • Failure investigation

We provide design and consultancy for the entire building envelope, including:

  • Curtain Wall
  • Glass feature walls
  • Glazed skylights
  • Stone cladding
  • Metal cladding
  • GRC and pre-cast
  • FRP cladding or features

BMU consultancy

We also offer BMU consultancy, as we believe keeping the facades clean and accessing it for maintenance is part of the success. Our team develops safe access strategies to high-rise building facades, even to complex geometry surfaces and specifies the required machinery and equipment.

Scope of services for façade access and maintenance (BMU) consultancy:

  • Access strategy advice
  • Cleaning cycle
  • Gantries
  • Roof machines
  • Robotic façade cleaning
  • BMU Equipment selection
  • Direct access methods
  • Safety review
  • Testing
  • Installation inspection

Projects

The unique appearance of The Opus in Business Bay, Dubai, UAE derives from an unusual source of inspiration: the architect sank a hot poker into a cube of ice to create an irregular, curved void.

The Opus

This Zaha Hadid design has tested our engineers’ skills unlike any other. In the constant search for original designs that truly push the limits, many building projects in the Middle East are in fact driving innovation in engineering design.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is the future of healthcare in the Middle East region

This 7 star, state-of-the-art, 22-storey facility promises to set the benchmark in this sector for years to come. In the UAE, such a beacon of progress deserves to be eye catching.

 

A high-end residential tower sitting in a prominent position on the Jeddah corniche.

Golden Tower

A high-end residential tower sitting in a prominent position on the Jeddah cornice

Ramboll in the Middle East is providing multidiscipline services including civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure, MEP, façades, sustainability, waste management, environmental, traffic and local consultancy.

Khalifa University Extension Phase 1

The Khalifa University Extension Phase 1 Project will add an additional area of 120,000 sqm to the existing 34,500 sqm of the current campus.  Ramboll provided multidisciplinary services for extension.

The Green Planet won Project of the Year at the Middle East Consultant Awards 2016

The Green Planet

A landmark enclosed bio-dome ecosystem housing some 3,000 plants and animals invites visitors to discover the wonders of a tropical rainforest.

Harpa Concert and Conference Center

Harpa Concert and Conference Center: Designed in 3D

Harpa Concert and Conference Center has been hailed as a symbol of Iceland’s economic dynamism and has since it opened in 2011 hosted a range of world-class congresses and concerts. The concert and conference center is part of a larger master plan for the area around Reykjavik’s harbour, intended to attract tourists and artists. But the building is more than merely beautiful; however, it is also CO2-neutral, obtaining its energy from Iceland’s geothermal resources.

Ramboll. Tate Modern extension. Image: Daniel Shearing

Tate Modern

Officially opened on the 17th June 2016 the new Tate Modern extension is an iconic world-class addition to London’s skyline. The ground breaking Tate Modern extension pushes the boundaries of modern design and engineering. From its one-of-a-kind geometric structure to its striking brick façade, every facet of this building has been planned and engineered with staggering accuracy.

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Ramboll

Ramboll
First Floor, Emerald Building
Oud Metha Road
PO Box 116921, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 334 3616
Fax +971 4 334 3617

Mail: info@ramboll.ae

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