Andun Engineering Consultants (Andun) design façade retention engineering solutions for iconic, historic or otherwise protected building undergoing significant internal works.
What Is Façade Retention
Façade retention is a temporary works solution to maintain the façade of the building in situ, whilst the internal structure is remodelled as required to suit the scheme. It can also be required to support adjoining party walls when neighbouring structures need to be preserved.
These projects can involve the design of multiple temporary works items including, demolition sequencing, propping, hoardings, flying shores, access, and scaffolding.
FAÇADE RETENTION DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
As access to install the façade retention is a key design consideration. The scheme should be designed in line with the intended method of demolition.
The support arrangements should also be considered. This can vary from kentledge bases on pad foundations, through to piled foundations.
The façade retention scheme may also include the design of a gantry for materials/plant/access, or to support site cabins.
OUR FAÇADE RETENTION EXPERIENCE
Andun create facade retention designs tailored to the unique structural factors of each building.
Depending on the scope of the project, these can be formed from proprietary components such as RMD, Mabey, Lead Acrow, etc. Or using fabricated steel components.
The choice between the two is dictated by the lifespan of the retention system and client preference.