Indescon Court

  • Project Cost £2 million
  • Images Fluid Structures

The project involved the design and specification of a glass rainscreen for a group of 5 residential buildings in East London. The rainscreen system comprised 2600mm x 1200mm x 10mm thick toughened sheets of glass supported by an aluminium frame system fixed back to the reinforced concrete structure of the main building.

Fluid’s brief involved the following elements of work:

  • Windload calculations for project.
  • Proposed system format and structural analysis under load.
  • Fixings specification development (Metal to metal).
  • Adhesion requirements for Sika Tack System – in coordination with Sika Ltd and all relevant product performance and technical data.
  • Primary fixings to main structure will be by others based on the provision of Domus Façades system load data.
  • Testing input – test format and suitability to prove system under design loads (We will send Wintech method statement and proposals).
  • General guidance for risk analysis and advice on rainscreen.

The original design of the system was based on bonding the glass panels to an aluminium subframe using a Sika Tac adhesive system. Sufficient adjustment to overcome the existing slab edge tolerances had to be allowed for.