TES EnergyFaçade advances the energetic modernisation of the building envelope using prefabricated large-sized timber framed elements. The economical, ecological and social advantages of the system compared to conventional renovation methods suggest a very sustainable renovation method. The professional participants (planners, surveyors, carpenters) are responsible for a specified task within the digital workflow as state of the art in survey, planning and production. The process provides a consistent structure along the workflow chain: digital measurement – planning – off-site fabrication – on-site assembly.
Key results of the TES Energy Façade project are:
- definition of an optimised building process based on a frictionless digital workflow from survey, planning, off-site fabrication and on-site assembly (e.g. survey method)
- systemisation of requirements for the modernisation of large buildings (e.g. survey, building physics, construction etc.)
- definition of basic construction system with a detail catalogue for prefabricated timber based façade elements (e.g. construction of the stock and types of façades, basic elements with definition of load bearing connections, fire safety and principal construction solutions)
Experiences were made in demonstration projects during the planning and construction process. The projects are undergoing monitoring that is worth to be extended in order to learn about the effects, behaviour and condition of the construction after a modernisation with TES elements.