Geoff8201 Posted April 24, 2009 Share Posted April 24, 2009 I posted this question before on the Development and Real Estate thread, but apparently the moderators have decided to remove that thread from "Going Up" as ridiculous as that is.... so I'll ask it only to people who happen to read this thread - Does anyone have suggestions or answers why glass curtain facades are hung at different times in different construction sites? Sometimes after a building is topped off, sometimes when the building is only half its final height, etc. In fact, please let that question apply to any facade, not just glass.I would imagine it's different timing methods by different Contractors. Various factors may apply such as the glass (or whatever facade's) availability and contractor's availability to do the work. Typically I think in most cases they like to do the "heavy" construction first before adding a more fragile element like glass. Usually you will see at least a dozen floors built out before the exterior is even started. There's more timing issues with the building such as having the structural build out far enough ahead for the particular project so that the glass installers don't "catch up" and then have to wait on the builders while they twiddle their thumbs as the owners lose money. Also there's timing of all sub contractors working around each other. You have the structure going up, plumbing has to be ran, pipe's anchored to and running through the concrete. Telephone, Networking, and TV cable has to be ran, or at least conduit set to be fished through later. Electrical conduit has to be ran, bus bars extended, temporary work lighting installed... sometimes there can be too many cooks in the kitchen. Hope this gives you some ideas to answer your query. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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