Building facades are one of the largest, most important elements in the overall aesthetic and technical performance of a building.
Facade Engineering is the art and science of resolving aesthetic, environmental and structural issues to achieve an effective enclosure of the structural and non-structural elements.
Achieving technical performance through rigorous testing is critical in understanding the dynamic forces that can be applied to a facade. The Resene Construction Systems INTEGRA aac lightweight concrete facade system was the first external plaster facade system in New Zealand to be tested through the NZS4284 facade testing process. The system passed various high performance wind, water and structural loads to ensure specification of this system is accurate and achievable in the built environment.
By the numbers — completed 4284 - PASS
SLS (serviceable limit state) 10 mm
ULS (ultimate limit state) 21 mm
Negative pressure 3.9kpa
- 397.6kg of load per m² of wall area
- 252 + km/hr
Positive pressure 2.7kpa
- 265.1kg of load per m² of wall area
- 201.6 km/hr