With more buildings coming-of-age, there is a need to increase the servicebility and function of these buildings, while the building structure remains stable & practical. More building owners are opting for retrofiiting to their existing building. This is especially relevant to the facade, which eventually enhances the image and property value of the existing building.
More importantly, a proper facade retrofitting could significantly improve the energy saving characteristics of the building, based on the carefull selection of facade systems and the infil materials.
With its global technical know-how and engineering expertise, YKK AP FACADE has a specialized team of designers and project personnel with vast experienced in facade retrofitting contracts. Several large-scale building facade retrofit contracts have been completed successully in Singapore and Japan. Projects like the Fuji Xerox Building (formally known as IBM Tower), High Street Centre, Singapore Power Building, Tower Fifteen and the PIL Building; all have had their entire facade retrofitted using YKK AP technology. This technology has been acknowledged by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA). In 2006, the Construction 21 Best Practice Award was awarded to YKK AP SINGAPORE for its successful application of an innovative Top-Down Construction Method introduced for the High Street Centre retrofitting project.
The main challenge during retrofit projects is that the existing building tenants remain in their premises while the facade works are under construction. YKK AP FACADE has a specialized means of handling such challenging works, which ensures the safety and security of both the building tenants & the constructional workers required on the retrofit contract.
High Street Centre Retrofitting