Insight 01

Our debut report discusses Double Skin cavity dynamics, the impact of 3D visualization on the building facade, rapid prototyping, metal panel deflection, Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS), thermal performance, environmentally responsive parametric tools, photovoltaic testing, case studies, research & development initiatives, and much, much more.

Print edition available upon request: curtainwall@enclos.com

Chapter 1 | Double-Skin Façade Cavity Dynamics
Investigation into the structural performance and pressure distributions of dual wall systems.
Chapter 2 | Crystal Cladding: Detailing Faceted Glazed Geometries
The magnified fabrication and installation concerns arising from complex geometries
Chapter 3 | Emerging Trends and Applications of Double-Skin Facades
Recent double-skin façade applications in the United States.
Chapter 4 | Double-Skin Cable-Net Facade
Case study of the Loyola University Chicago Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons.
Chapter 5 | Structurally Transparent Juxtaposition
300 New Jersey Avenue's novel glass atrium.
Chapter 6 | The Third Dimension
Integration of 3D into the design, analysis, shop, field and installation processes at Enclos.
Chapter 7 | Visualization by Animation
Communicating structural systems, services and technologies by digital illustration.
Chapter 8 | 1:1 Rapid Prototyping
Tactile communication with 3D prints.
Chapter 9 | Light-Gage Metal Panel Deflection
Analytical and experimental studies of metal panel deflection under applied pressure.
Chapter 10 | Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS)
The artistic expression of structure with steel.
Chapter 11 | Product Thermal Performance
A study of thermal transmittance and condensation resistance through simulation.
Chapter 12 | Energy Ratings and Standards
Enclos' participation in NFRC Standards.
Chapter 13 | Environmentally Responsive Parametric Tools
Integrating environmental analysis as a driver to control geometrically complex facade design.
Chapter 14 | Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Testing
Enclos' in-house study and testing of BIPV technologies.
Chapter 15 | Double-Skin Façade Advanced Analysis
Accounting for pressure distributions of dual wall intermediate space.
Chapter 16 | Parametric Modeling with Complex Geometries
Automating part generation for complex geometries.
Chapter 17 | Automated Part Generation
Design automation to increase productivity.
Chapter 18 | Cassette Wall Assembly Mobile Facility
Minimizing time and labor for the fabrication of modular facade systems.
Chapter 19 | Robowash
Window washing through robotic technologies.
Chapter 20 | CAR-V
The Cassette Attachment & Removal Vehicle.
Chapter 21 | Acoustically Enhanced Insulated Glass
Prevailing concerns for mitigating noise pollution through the building envelope.