Facade Engineering

We can help you create an elegant, high-performance facade system.

Facade Engineering is the application of science to the facade system to respond to aesthetic, environmental, and structural goals. At 4EA we help our clients create efficient, high-performance, and elegant facade systems in several ways: structural engineering, thermal and hygrothermal modeling, and unitized Facade Consultation (Curtain Wall Consultation).


Structural Engineering for Glazing and Cladding Systems

Our team of enclosure consultants is composed of several licensed professional engineers who specialize in the structural design and analysis of facade components, including cladding systems, windows, window wall, and curtain wall.

Our variety of services include:

  • Structural Design Review
  • Preparation of Calculation and Shop Drawing Submittal Packages
  • Field Verification and Review

Thermal and Hygrothermal Modeling and Analysis

Whether it’s a detail, assembly, or whole building, 4EA can help find design solutions related to thermal conductivity, heat transfer, thermal bridges, condensation, and moisture risk through the use of Thermal and Hygrothermal Modeling.


Specialty Curtain Wall and Panelized Facade Consultation

Unitized curtain wall systems and pre-assembled panelized facades often need specialty design assistance during procurement and through installation. Our team has worked on many custom unitized curtain wall projects and are happy to help.

Some of the specialty services we provide include:

  • Structural Feasibility Review
  • Structural Design Review
  • Specification Assistance
  • Laboratory Performance Mock-Up Witnessing
  • Manufacturing Plant Quality Assurance & Quality Control Program Review
  • Manufacturing Plant Quality Assurance & Quality Control In-Person Assessment

Learn More

A Paper on Thermal Bridging Sensitivity Analysis

A Patent for a Modular Façade Attachment System

A Patent for Thermally Broken Cladding Attachment Clips

Our other services

Enclosure Design

We can empower your team to design an enclosure that meets your project goals.

Construction Administration

We commission the installation of the building enclosure and help trouble shoot along the way.

Rehabilitation and Restoration

We can help bring new life to what already exists.

Enclosure Assessments

We empower building owners to understand their building enclosure and make informed decisions.

Enclosure Field Testing

We can test your enclosure for air and water tightness and help with diagnostics.

Passive House Services

In addition to enclosure consulting services for passive house, we provide certified passive house consulting and passive house verification.

Energy Code Compliance

We can help deliver energy code compliance documentation for your project.

Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx)

We perform enhanced commissioning of the building envelope for LEED points.