Enclos Awarded Hyundai Motor America Headquarters Facade Contract

Friday, January 11, 2013
By Matt Elder


Gensler designed fast-track project scheduled for completion in 2013

EAGAN, MN – January 11, 2013 - Enclos has been awarded the Hyundai Motor America Headquarters facade contract. The new North American home to multinational automaker Hyundai Motor Company will be a six story, 504,000 square foot structure designed by Gensler. The $150 million project includes is set to include expansive glass areas and a showroom of vehicles visible to the nearby 405 freeway. In addition, a one-story, 50,000 square foot technical services facility will adjoin the midrise main building.

Enclos’ scope of work includes comprehensive design/build services for four major wall types, including 27,000 square feet of captured channel glazing at levels one and two. Levels 3-6 consist of 135,000 square feet of custom curtainwall. The south, east and west elevation wall system includes enhanced acoustical properties. Additional scope items include 30,000 square feet of soffit panels, louvered metal panels, aluminum and glass swing doors.

The project’s architectural showpiece is a two-story atrium at the south elevation that leads to an open-air public courtyard at the building’s center. The atrium incorporates 9,000 square feet of point-fixed laminated glass with glass fins providing structural support. Additional services include 3,800 square feet of glass handrails throughout the atrium.

The project team is delivering Hyundai’s new headquarters campus as part of a fast-track schedule, with all trades participating to accelerate design, engineering and material procurement to accommodate scheduling goals. To bring both premium quality and optimal economy cost to the owner, Enclos put its global supply chain to work. Materials were procured both stateside and overseas from an assortment of vendor partners, with optimal material lead times allowing Enclos’ field personnel to be on-site a mere nine months after being awarded the contract. Enclos simultaneously conducted two performance mockups, with NFRC and acoustic testing upcoming to verify wall system performance.

Curtainwall units are currently being assembled in close proximity to the building site. Enclos field crews will install both channel and point-fixed walls. To accommodate the project’s fast-track schedule, Enclos will employ a hydro crane and double-picking technique to install curtainwall units on levels 3-6.

Additional information on the Hyundai Motor America Headquarters is available here.

Enclos is a leading facade technology firm, providing comprehensive design, engineering and strategic implementation services for custom facades and curtainwall cladding systems. With over 350 people and 16 office locations, the firm self-performs a spectrum of services and manages a sophisticated global supply chain, a strategy that optimizes capacity, quality and economy for its diverse client base. Enclos has been a leader in facade system development since the advent of contemporary curtainwall systems in the mid twentieth century, and is consistently ranked as a leading facade contractor in national industry surveys today. Many of the most prominent buildings in the world’s great cities showcase Enclos’ innovative approach to engineering and construction.

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