“The curtain wall façade is one of the first building elements to be coordinated with head contractors and specialists after the project is awarded to a construction company. This enables the project team to design, detail, engineer, mock-up and test the system before assembly.
“Once delivered to site the façade elements are typically installed without the use of a tower crane, they create an instant weatherproof envelope and increase the speed of construction and reduce on site labour.”
Recent Bates Smart projects that have taken advantage of this façade system are Australia Towers II and 65 Mary Street, Brisbane.
Torsten is Associate at Bates Smart and has been involved in the design development of a 22-storey Brisbane student housing project for developer, Iglu.