A key to Enclos’ ability to remain at the forefront of the custom façade industry is its constant commitment to process improvement through the testing and embracing of technology. This philosophy is embraced at all stages of project delivery with leadership always having an eye on approaches benefitting tangential industries that could optimize the delivery of facades.
The commitment to advanced technology is most evident to the market place in the pioneering of the design-assist delivery model spearheaded by the Enclos Studio, a team of technical specialists with expertise in system design, structural glass facades, emerging materials, complex geometry and parametric workflows, thermal analysis, acoustical analysis, advanced visualization and prototyping.
“…visitors discover a glass-centric, creative universe where a team of diverse professionals address the top concerns of the rapidly changing glass industry.”Glass Magazine
Throughout the Enclos culture, the organization carries the spirit of exploring and integrating advanced technology through each facet of project delivery and the occasional introduction of special discipline groups that provide expertise to projects and our customers, including:
3D printing and prototyping are used extensively throughout all phases of project delivery, including getting to full, 1:1 scale as early as possible in the design process.
A talented team of visualization specialists use Virtual Construction to model and simulate the project-specific construction techniques Enclos field crews intend to execute.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM)
BIM is a standard technique used during design development and engineering to identify clashes between trades. Enclos has long been viewed as a pioneer as it relates to the integration of BIM into the delivery of custom façade systems.
An adjustable, variable-driven, logic approach to modeling, Parametric Design may be utilized on projects with complex geometry and/or geometry that is vulnerable to change during the design development phase.
Using a proprietary software amendment to Inventor, Production Engineering allows part drawings to be directly read by CNC manufacturing machines.
Manufacturing uses the same proprietary software for intelligent inventory and tracking through the fabrication and assembly cycles.
THE STUDIOS, MANUFACTURING AND FIELD
The Studios, Manufacturing and Field collaborate to proactively identify errors in the shop – either an Enclos shop or from a supplier – using metrology laser scanning to verify materials are within tolerance and minimize errors on site.
Project Controls is a data analytics division that provides quality control to both the schedule and material production activities through the life of a project.
This team of gear-heads is focused on devising large operable portions of enclosures including walls, roofs, vents and specialty doors.
This team of field solutions experts engineer completely custom equipment for challenging conditions in the field, in the shop, or inherent to a system’s design.
A discipline established to develop solutions for wall systems that extend into the interior, Specialty Interiors provides an owner with continuity of quality and expertise for designs that make a statement both inside and out.