The Facade Squad discusses the importance of durability when it comes to specifying requirements for prefabricated building envelope products. From a recent study, initial cost was one of the most influential factors in building facade material selection over the next five years, but that does not necessarily translate to low cost. Stakeholders emphasized that long-term maintenance and durability is also of the utmost importance and the Facade Squad will dive into how achieving these factors comes with using premium materials that maintain their aesthetic and performance characteristics throughout the lifecycle of the building.
• Review durable facade material offerings.
• Explore how maintenance is minimized during the building envelope’s lifetime.
• Review results from a recent study on maintenance and durability.
• Explore sustainable design that meets the growing need for environmentally friendly facilities.