We provide a complete
range of consulting services for the curtain wall industry
Conceptual designs of custom curtain wall exterior cladding systems
Specifications, calculations, and technical performance specs
Review of architectural drawings to production of shop drawings
ACSI's Professional Services Include:
- Technical Specification Writing
- ACSI will generate Performance-based Technical Specifications in the
format promoted by the Construction Specifications Institute, assuring the Client of an
economical high performance curtain wall system.
- Develop Conceptual Design Detail
- Provide a technically correct customized curtain wall system defining
- Details show preferred profiles.
- Assist the Architect in preparing the Contract Documents.
- Architectural Drawing Review
- Review the Architectural drawings to verify optimum performance of
- Review and comment on Architect's Tender and Contract Documents.
- Review Bids for Technical Compliance and
- Review and comment on the curtain wall tender and scope drawings for
technical merit and performance.
- Review the bid proposals and schedules for completeness and
- Value Engineering
- Review and compare cost performance options between curtain wall
contractor's design and architect's wall design and specifications.
- Offer recommendations to reduce cost yet maintain the beauty and
architectural features of the curtain wall.
- Observation of Material Testing
- Review and comment on construction material submittals.
- Monitor test methods and procedures of the curtain wall system.
- Review and comment on stone test data, structural silicone and
weather seal adhesion and compatibility testing.
- Full Scale Mock-up Testing Review
- Observe, review and comment on the erection and testing of the
curtain wall mock-ups.
- Verify the mock-up is representative of the wall system to be
installed on site.
- Verify the mock-up meets or exceeds the specified performance
criteria with regard to water and air infiltration, wind pressures, thermal performance
and movement capabilities.
- Shop Drawing and Calculation Review
- Review and comment on the curtain wall shop drawings and structural
- Verify proposed system meets the requirements of the Contract
Documents, wind tunnel study and governing building codes.
- Periodic Field Review of New Construction
- Provide periodic on site observations of system materials and
installation to assure compliance with approved drawings and specifications.
- Direct field water tests per AAMA 501.2 specifications after erection
of a section of the curtain wall.
- Other Services
- Expert Witness Services
- Acquisition Review
- Building Leakage Studies & Repair Programs
- Forensic Investigation of Building Facades with Problems
- Research and Development
- Computer-Aided 3D Renderings
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