Services and Experience

SERVICES

Heintges & Associates offers a complete range of curtain wall consulting services through all phases of design and construction. We can assist with the comprehensive realization of the building envelope from conceptual design through final punch-list inspection.

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PRE-CONSTRUCTION

• 3D parametric modeling
• Acoustic wall design
• Ballistic and forced entry resistant design
• Bid analysis & recommendations
• Bid interviews
• Bid negotiation services
• BIM
• Blast-resistant design
• CFD model coordination & design integration
• Code requirement analysis
• Complex geometry modeling and analysis
• Comprehensive performance specifications
• Condensation analysis & mitigation
• Construction budget review
• Contract negotiation
• Cost-benefit analysis of restoration & replacement
• Custom curtain wall design
• Daylight harvesting strategies
• Daylighting analysis
• Design assist or design build services
• Design criteria development
• Detail development
• Development of facade design options
• Energy modeling of facade systems
• Energy performance optimization
• Facade design strategies
• Facade engineering
• Facade maintenance requirements
• Finite element analysis
• Forensic analysis
• Glare control analysis
• Glass design & sourcing
• Glass engineering
• Historic buildings evaluation of facades
• Historic buildings existing condition surveys
• Historic buildings remediation design
• Historic buildings restoration & replacement strategies
• Historic preservation research
• LEED compliance submittals
• LEED criteria development
• Lifecycle cost analysis
• Material & system engineering
• MEP / envelope integration
• New materials research & development
• Outline specifications
• Passive heating & cooling strategies
• Peer review
• Photovoltaic / facade integration
• Procurement / bid strategies
• Product selection & development
• Project consultant coordination
• Sketch detailing
• Snow mitigation
• Solar shading design & analysis
• Structural glass system analysis & design
• Subcontractor pre-qualification
• Thermal analysis
• Tolerance & building movement coordination
• Value engineering
• Wind load calculation
• Wind tunnel testing analysis
• WUFI / hygrothermal analysis

CONSTRUCTION

• Building envelope commissioning
• Engineering calculations review
• Fabrication & installation oversight
• Factory inspections
• Field testing oversight
• Infrared thermography
• Local Law 11 inspections
• Materials submittal review
• NYC DOB Special Inspections
• Performance mock-up inspection
• Post-construction services
• Quality control & assurance
• Shop drawing review
• Site inspections
• TR-1 sign-off
• Visual mock-up review

EXPERTISE

Heintges’ staff are experienced in all aspects of building envelope design, including materials and new technologies. Our main office is located in Manhattan and houses an extensive collection of enclosure material and product samples, including more than 5,000 glass samples, and a wide-ranging library of enclosure-related literature and codes.

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MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES

• Acoustic wall
• Aluminum
• Aluminum & glass curtain wall systems
• Bird-safe glazing
• Bronze
• Cable-stayed glazing systems
• Cable walls
• Cavity wall systems
• Channel glass
• Cladding systems
• Cold-bending techniques
• Copper
• Custom glass design
• Digital fabrication
• Double skin facades
• ETFE
• Finite element analysis
• Fin walls
• Fire-rated glazing systems
• Fire separation technologies
• GFRC
• Glass canopies
• Glass coatings
• Granite
• Heat-soak testing
• High performanace systems
• Hurricane-resistant glazing
• Limestone
• Marble
• Metal coatings & finishes
• Metal panels & cladding
• Operable components
• Perforated screens
• Point-supported glazing systems
• Precast concrete systems
• Punched windows
• Rainscreen systems
• Security glazing
• Skylights
• Specialty glass
• Stainless steel
• Steel facade and filigree systems
• Stone cladding systems
• Storefronts & entrances
• Structural glass
• Structural silicone glazing
• Sunshades / Louvers / Brise Soleil
• Terra cotta
• Timber & wood
• Travertine
• Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)
• Zinc