Design Assist Phase 2: Structural Analysis and Material Sourcing
Phase 2 focuses on the engineering of advanced systems and how to design in a way that will properly support building structure, conditions, and requirements. In comparison to Phase 1 where we take into account aesthetic features, this phase is where we consider “The Working Features.” After careful analysis of design loads, differential movement of relevant building components and installation tolerances, we can move forward with material sourcing.
A key advantage of our DA program at UGPS is our ability to reliably source high-quality material. Additionally, as changes arise during the design or installation process, we are able to make quick adjustments. How is this possible? United Glass and Panel Systems’ sister company, United Architectural Metals (UAM), designs and manufactures complex unitized curtain wall systems. UAM proudly manufactures its metal and glass solutions in North Canton, Ohio. Due to our intertwined relationship, we are able to make adjustments accordingly. Additionally, this is a very large advantage when considering budget and cost management.