Technical construction advice
Since the establishment of Bureau Bouwtechniek in 1995, construction engineering has been our core business. The practical experience and knowhow enable BB to give a wide scope of advice for all kinds of assignment contexts. Through the multidisciplinary character of our specialists, BB fulfils a unique role and maintains its potential by its continuous focus on knowledge exchange, self-development and participation in seminars and conferences.
We can assist the architect in the early stages of design and provide advice on roof and façade construction and detailing. In addition to the design ambitions, all the aspects (including humidity, building construction and system logic) and performance requirements such as thermal and air tightness are taken into account. Building envelope packages can be evaluated to show the building physics and so point to areas at risk of internal condensation. Depending on the demand, numerical simulations can also be performed to evaluate the impact of humidity, irrigation, etc. on the initial construction.
The -technical construction advice can be brief, for example, short-lived in a working meeting, or prolonged maybe for the entire design and/ or construction phase.
Specifically for façade renovations, we can assess to what extent a certain façade detailing can be maintained without, for example, implementing a thermal bridge. We have a thermographic device to inspect the situation on site and specialised software to simulate heat flow through thermal bridges.
BB also provides advice for projects focussed on sustainable building where we guide the architect to make thoughtful choices of materials, with due attention to the environmental performance, and support the design of removable, maintenance-friendly or life-time façade systems.