About

European Façade Network – MoU and description of members

 

The EFN seeks to advance and promote façade design and engineering at a European level and beyond. This is achieved through inclusive collaborative working between its members and alumni, resulting in skills and knowledge transfer/sharing in the following areas:

  • Industry informed research at Masters, Doctoral and EU level.
  • Undergraduate & / or postgraduate façade design and engineering education.
  • Conferences and workshops rotated between EFN member institutions. Supposed to send students to workshops
  • Publication through the Journal of Facade Design and Engineering- JFDE and related peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Industry driven experimental façade testing.

 

EFN Member Details

  • EFN Member: University of Bath

Summary:

Contribution to EFN activities

Organizer conference ‘The Future Envelope’ (bi-annual).

BSc Architecture

MSc Facade Engineering

Façade related PhD’s in cooperation CWCT – UoB

Publishing of scientific papers and books

Façade testing (CWCT)

National and EU funded research projects

 

General Description & Background

University of Bath, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering. Currently top UK department of architecture and 3rd for Civil Engineering.

HIVE Test facility: http://www.bath.ac.uk/research/centres/brp/hive/

Centre for Window Cladding Technology. UK centre of excellence in Façade Engineering. Extensive knowledge through 20 years of experience of structural behaviour of the building envelope. Building physics. Building envelope materials. Business processes. Supported by >260 Façade Industry members since it’s inception in 1996. http://www.cwct.co.uk/

Key competencies and facilities

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Façade Engineering, Environmental Design, Building Physics. UK BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials, Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture, Research Unit for the Engineering and Design of Environments.

Key persons

Dr Steve Lo: Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Environmental Engineering.

http://www.bath.ac.uk/ace/people/lo/

                                                   

Director of Studies for MSc Façade Engineering.

http://www.bath.ac.uk/engineering/graduate-school/taught-programmes/facade/index.html

 

Director of Studies for MSc Modern Building Design

http://www.bath.ac.uk/engineering/graduate-school/taught-programmes/modern-building-design/index.html

                   

Member of the Society of Façade Engineering Education committee: http://www.cibse.org/Society-of-Facade-Engineering-SFE

                        

David Metcalfe: Director of CWCT http://www.cwct.co.uk/

 

Professor Pete Walker: Head of Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

BRE Trust Chair of Innovative Construction Materials

Director BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials

http://www.bath.ac.uk/ace/people/walker/index.html

Previous training programmes and research

Undergraduate: BSc in Architecture, MEng in Civil & Architectural Engineering, BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering

Postgraduate Taught programmes:

            MSc in Façade Engineering, (>300 students since 1996)

            MSc Environmental Design, (100 students since 2009)

            MSc Modern Building Design, (New programme in 2014-15)

Related PhD level topics in Building Envelopes:

            i)   Polymeric facades: advanced composites for retrofit.

            ii)  Systems for sustainable roofing solutions.

            iii) Flexibly formed concrete structures.

            iv) Connections and geometry for timber plated structures.

            v) Assessment of seismic vulnerability of reinforced concrete structures. Related PhD level topics in Building Envelopes with CWCT:

            i)   Q Du, Integrated decision making in the cladding supply chain

            ii)  M Skelly, An investigation into the control of automated venetian blinds

            iii) A Pye, The structural performance of glass adhesive T-beams

Previous building envelope related research grants by CWCT:

            i)  The use of double facades to facilitate demand controlled ventilation

            ii) The use of BMS to control facades

            iii) The use of glass in the building envelope

For a full list go to: http://www.cwct.co.uk/research/moreprojects.htm

                                              

  • EFN Member: Delft Technical University

Summary:

Contribution to EFN activities

Organizer conference ‘The Future Envelope’ (bi-annual).

BSc Architecture

MSc Building Technology/ Facade Engineering

Currently 10 Façade related PhD’s

Publishing of scientific papers and books

National and EU funded research projects

 

General Description & Background

The Façade Research Group FRG is located at the Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment. The goal is to improve the performance of the building envelope as part of the overall building, and to enhance the possibilities for architectural design by exploring new design methods, construction and production possibilities and new strategies for application.

FRG today is one of the leading institutes in the field of façade research and maintains a very strong national and international network of universities, companies from the facade and building industry and branch organisations.

Key competencies and facilities

Architecture, Façade Engineering, Environmental Design, Building Physics, Civil Engineering, Product Design. The faculty of Architecture executes the following research programs: Architecture, Design & History, Green Building Innovation, Computation & performance, Urbanism, Innovations in the Management of the Built Environment, Housing Quality, and Governance of Geoinformation and Land Development

Key persons

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack: Professor Design of Construction Building Technology.

Ass. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tillman Klein: Senior researcher, Head Façade Research Group

Ir Arie Bergsma: Coordinator MEng Program Façade Engeneering

Previous training programmes and research

Undergraduate:  BSc in Architecture, MSc in Architecture; MSc in Building Technology;

Postgraduate Taught programmes:  

MSc Building Technology (Façade Design, Structural Design, Climate Design (120 students since 2006)

Finished PhD dissertations:

i)   Thiemo Ebbert – REFACE – Refurbishment Strategies for the Technical Improvement of Office Facades

ii)  Lidia Badarnah – Living Envelop – Biomimetics for Building Envelope Adaptation

iii) Marcel Bilow – CROFT - International Façades, Climate Related Optimized Façade Technologies

iv) Tillman Klein – Integrated Façade Construction – Towards a New Product Architecture for Curtain Walls

   v) Thalia Konstantinou – Façade Refurbishment Toolbox

   vi) Linda Hildebrand – Strategic Investment of Embodied Energy During the Architectural Planning Process

   vii) Holger Strauss – AM Envelope – The Potential of Additive Manufacturing for Facade Construction

 

  • EFN Member: Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences. 

Summary:

Contribution to EFN activities. General description and background.

Organizer conference ‘Facades’ (bi-annual).

BSc Architecture

MSc IFDC International Façade Design and Construction

Façade related PhDs

Publishing of scientific papers and books

National and EU funded research projects

Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur The department has the largest programme in interior architecture in Germany and is one of the few in Germany that offers the whole range of planning disciplines
http://www.hs-owl.de/fb1/aktuelles/news.html

Key persons, competencies and facilities

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uta Pottgiesser: Professor Building Technology and Materials, Head ConstructionLab, Director of Studies for MEng Façade Design and Construction, Member ConstructionLab

http://www.hs-owl.de/fb1/studium/lehrgebiete-a-c/baukonstruktion-ia.html

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Winfried Heusler: Professor Façade Design and Technology, Director of Studies for MEng Façade Design and Construction, Member ConstructionLab

http://www.hs-owl.de/fb1/studium/lehrgebiete-e-g/façadedesign-a.html

M. Arch. Anica Maksic: Research Assistant, Member ConstructionLab, PhD student

B. A. Susann Kreplin: Organisation and Marketing efnMOBILE, Member of ConstructionLab, Master student

Key competencies and facilities

Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Planning, Façade Design and Construction, Computational Design and Construction, Civil Engineering;
http://www.hs-owl.de/fb1/en/studium.html
The department of Architecture and Interior Architecture executes the following research units: ConstructionLab, PerceptionLab. UrbanLab, ProErgo
http://www.hs-owl.de/fb1/en/forschung.html

Previous training programmes and research

Undergraduate:  BA in Interior Architecture BA in Architecture, BA in Urban Planning, MA in Interior Architecture; MA in Architecture; MSc Städtebau NRW

Previous Postgraduate Programmes:

M.Eng International Façade Design and Construction (IFDC)

M.Eng Master Computational Design and Construction (MCDC)

50 students since 2008 in the former IFDC and MCDC

Graduate Taught Programmes (from 2016/2017):

M.A. in Integrated Architectural Design (MIAD)

M.Eng in Integrated Design (MID)

http://www.hs-owl.de/fb1/studium/master-studiengaenge/architektur.html

Related PhD level topics in Building Envelopes:

Anica Maksic - Re-use of Modernist Buildings: Re-Repair Strategies for Buildings Envelopes and Interiors

 

 

 

 

  • EFN Member: Hochschule Luzern, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts

Summary:

Contribution to EFN activities

Organizer conference ‘Facades’ (bi-annual).

BSc Façade Engineering

MSc Facade Engineering

Publishing of scientific papers and books

Façade testing

National and EU funded research projects (e.g. Cost Action TU 1403 Adaptive Facades Network

Key competencies and facilities

Civil Engineering, Façade Engineering, Building Physics.

Research unit for building envelopes and glass structures.

Testing facility for facades and glass structures

Key persons

Dr. Andreas Luible: Department of Civil Engineering

Previous training programmes and research

Undergraduate:  Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

Postgraduate taught programmes:

Bachelor in Façade Engineering

MSc in Façade Engineering 

Building envelope related research topics

-       Structural performance of bonded glass connections

-       Stability of glass structures

-       Glass strength

-       Safety concept for glass

The head of the façade engineering centre at the HSLU T&A was member of the COST Action C13 'Glass and interactive facades' from 2001 to 2005 and is active in the new COST Action TU0905 ‘Structural Glass - Novel design methods and next generation products’.

Head of Action TU1403 Adaptive Facades, March 2014

 

  • EFN Member: University of the Basque Country & Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Summary:

Contribution to EFN activities

Collaborator in organization of conference ‘International Congress of Architectural Envelopes’

BSc Architecture

MSc Facade Engineering (Master de Arquitectura en Fachadas Ligeras)

Façade related PhD’s

Publishing of scientific papers and books

Façade testing

National and EU funded research projects

General Description & Background

The School of Architecture of the University of the Basque Country and Tecnalia Research and Innovation started their collaboration in the field of facades with the organization of the façade master in 2007. After that they have collaborated in research projects and in the organization of ICAE congress (www.icae2015.com /en). Nowadays the Master is running in collaboration with the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
 

Key competencies and facilities

Architecture, Façade Engineering, Building Physics, Environmental design, Kubic building for experimental performance evaluation of the facades, new materials (composites, bio-composites, nanomaterials, etc).

(http://www.tecnalia.com/en/sustainable-construction/infrastructure-a-equipment/infrastructure-a-equipment.htm )

Key persons

Julen Astudillo: Specialist in light facades. Tecnalia Research and Innovation

José Miguel Martínez Rico: Professor Building Construction at School of Architecture, UPV/EHU

Previous training programmes and research

Architecture Degree

MSc Facade Engineering (Master de Arquitectura en Fachadas Ligeras).

MSc Heritage refurbishment

MSc Sustainable construction and Energy efficiency

 

Building envelope related research topics

-       New materials

-       Energy efficiency

-       Sustainable and industrialized construction

 

Management committee members of COST Action TU1403 Adaptive Façades, 2014-2018.

 

Related PhD level topics in Building Envelopes:

            i)   Energy efficiency of office buildings

            ii)  Daylight transmittance of expanded metal

            iii) Façade refurbishment of residential buildings

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