09-05-2019: Comprehensive tests are usually necessary when designing complex building envelopes.
Safety and the consideration of thermal cycles are important aspects for complex building envelopes with bespoke designs. Besides the guidelines in applicable national and local regulations, the materials and forms of construction must be able to react to moisture and temperature fluctuations without the materials decomposing, without unacceptable deformations or noises. Performance tests carried out on accurate scale models of the assemblies, so-called mock-ups, are crucial for ensuring compliance with specifications. Façade construction specialist seele has set up a testing facility at its headquarters in Gersthofen specially for this purpose.