Are you in a process of designing a building and need technical advice which facade system to use, how to comply to international building regulations, how to specify glass and sandwich systems to assure an optimum use of sun light and keep the warmth outside? We can help you with advice, specifications, thermal and structural calculations.
Do you feel some concern if the drawings and specifications you are provided with by your sub-contractor, do really comply to both the specified performance and the local building regulations? We can do a proper review and report comprehensive to your needs.
Do you want a quality inspection of individual materials, assembly, installation, or even the whole process from beginning to end? We have knowledge and experience of all phases of the development process and will not only report, but also give advice how to improve. We are ready to make an inspection- and report proposal and perform the inspections required to be sure about the quality delivered.
Are you a building owner and see the need for planned maintenance for your facade? We have extensive knowledge about the maintenance requirements for most materials and finishes and are ready to propose a maintenance manual for your facade so you can look for the best multiyear care less maintenance deal for your facade.
At APS, we place great emphasis on accurate estimating and cost control as we know how crucial this is to the success of our clients’ projects. Our estimators and bid managers are experts in their fields and, working alongside our design team, can produce accurate costs that do not need constant revision.
We also consider it an important part of our added-value service to find alternative and innovative ways to overcome design and build challenges, whether through product or process, which in many cases can lead to a lower price and a faster completion time than our competitors can offer.
In order to have the best chance of making a valuable contribution to the pre-construction process, we prefer to be introduced to a project at an early stage. In this way, we can usually offer our clients the maximum benefit in terms of cost and time savings.
Our estimating services include:
- Specification advice
- Budget estimates and cost analysis
- Value engineering & alternatives
You want to sub-contract a facade package but want to be involved in system design and material specification? Well, we can provide you with the complete Engineering and deliver a package of drawings and specifications for you to subcontract for delivery and installation. You have acquired the order for a small or large facade delivery and installation but are short of engineering capacity or not experienced for designing and engineering a particular order? We can provide you with Design, Engineering, and coordination services. We take your project from architect’s design develop system design drawings and material specifications and collaborate with the architect for formal approval. In addition to that we can provide you with order schedules and production drawings for all parts to be procured and produced.
Does your order include 3D modelling and BIM coordination? As early adaptors we have extensive experience and are ready to provide you with our services.
(Design) Facades can be among the most complex and technically demanding aspects of many construction projects and it is crucial that any installation partner has the expertise and experience to ensure that all design detailing is spot on well before the construction phase begins.
APS’ in-house designers and structural engineers possess an impressive wealth of knowledge across a whole range of different disciplines. This ensure that all aspects of the design are considered and optimized, from wind loads and loads transferred to the primary structure to the implications of the positioning of the sun at different times of the year.
This technical expertise enables our team to resolve interface issues and fixing details at an early stage and makes for a more smooth and efficient build and installation process.
Once your order has been placed, APS will assign a dedicated project manager to your project. As well as acting as the main client contact and keeping you appraised of progress, the project manager is responsible for ensuring that every aspect of the project runs as smoothly as possible. This includes everything from managing design and production engineering, material order, coordination of fabrication, packing and delivery of products, managing their storage on site and the installation process (overseeing an installation team where appropriate), right through to final site clearance and handover.
Trained in our quality management systems and adhering to the best standards in construction management and QSHE, our project managers will ensure that you get the best possible quality finish for your job, delivered on time and on budget.
You are building or renovating a building and need aluminium windows, doors, rainscreen cladding, stick system curtain wall / shop front or fully unitized facade system? We are your partner to take the total package and provide you in time, with a weather-tight product according to your needs. We take your project from architect’s design, develop the detailed design and obtain architects approval. We develop all material specifications, production drawings, order all materials and manage factory assembly and delivery to the building site. Once delivered we manage the installation according to the agreed installation sequence and speed in order to return the building weather-tight and ready for internal fit-out (Manufacturing) APS retain tight control over fabrication and assembly process which are carried out at a partner production facilities by skilled operatives.
Raw materials such as extrusions, glass and cladding materials are subject to stringent quality control before fabrication commences and throughout the assembly process, and are thoroughly checked before dispatch to site to minimize delays and ensure adherence to the strictest build programmes at all times.
Where possible, we use unitised and pre-assembled systems which allow us tighter control and minimise additional work and time on site.
When it comes to installation, you can be assured that the APS team maintain the highest standards of operational excellence at all times. Our engineering team always prepare a comprehensive set of site drawings to make sure great level of precision is met, that all components fit together well, and no surprises pop-up at the moment of installation.Site teams are run by an experienced site manager who takes overall responsibility for quality standards, QSHE, programme compliance and overall operational productivity.
As we are rarely operating in isolation on a site, we are at all times mindful of the need for careful coordination between trades and our place in the overall build programme and will always strive to operate seamlessly as part of the overall site team.