System designs can be explained as the design that incorporates the preliminary design aspects of the building envelope. It is focused on the creation of the main system from allnecessities and requirements that makes a building comfortable and sustainable.
Many parties may be involved in the design of a building envelope including:
- Main contractor
- Specialist contractor
Clients and architects are predominantly involved in scheme design. Traditionally it has been assumed that most scheme designs could be ''made to work'' at the detailing stage. This is no longer the case and seemingly plausible schemes may be impossible to construct for reasons of building physics or structure
Building services engineers should be drawn into the building envelope design process as the energy performance of buildings is dominated by the building envelope performance. Structural engineers are required to consider building and façade movements and cladding loads.
Hence ,it is important to involve engineers at the scheme design stage to at least ensure that what is proposed may be built in compliance with the Building Regulations and the laws of physics.
Alce Engineering as a specialist contractor can make a valuable contribution to design, as we are aware of theissues affecting the ease of construction that will impact on cost and construction time.