Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG

Weidenstrasse 13

CH-4142 Münchenstein

+41 61 416 96 96


  • Development and evaluation of various facade concepts regarding technical solutions, suitable systems, materials, surface finishes, building physics (thermal, solar and acoustic properties) and structural requirements
  • Technical assessment and analysis of different window, curtain wall, glass roof and cladding components
  • Transforming the architectural design into technically feasible facade and building envelope concepts
  • Preparing cost assessment and cost calculations
  • Determination of building physics (values of thermal, solar and acoustic properties)
  • Thermal bridge analysis and vapour diffusion calculations (2-dimensional) for the different proposals of the external envelope as basis for the energy concept and thermal verification for the building.
  • Providing advice on sun shading devices, fire protection and acoustic requirements of for the facade
  • Preparation of pre-structural calculations for the dimensioning of the facade systems and components
  • Providing engineering services including developing of key details for bespoke window, facade and cladding systems
  • Developping installation concepts and corresponding logistics
  • Preparing technical specifications and compiling schedule of quantities
  • Commercial and technical assessment and comparison of tender submittals of the bidding companies as well as assisting in value engineering process
  • Reviewing and commenting on workshop section drawings prepared by the Facade Contractors
  • Independent witnessing of off-site weather performance testing, such as for water infiltration, air permeability, structural stability, seismic behavior, thermal insulation and sound insulation
  • Conducting factory, site and final inspections including snagging
  • Conducting on site field water testing and blower door testing with our proper test equipment
  • Assessment of quality standards and measuring thickness of coated surface finishing systems and anodising on the facade components
  • Preparing cleaning and maintenance concepts and providing consultancy and engineering services for access and BMU systems

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