There are dedicated teams to support your project including from pre-construction, R&D, in-house Engineering & Design, a Contracts Manager and Site Team (including Health & Safety and Site Supervisors). The client can be confident in the knowledge that they are receiving a quality product and service from initial concept through to final hand-over. We offer a wide range of product to meet the demands of even the most complex facade. The majority of these elements are manufactured through our state of the art factory in Moira which works to IS014001 and IS09001 principles.
We are very proud of the 'design led' approach of our business.
With a substantial design office of over +70 staff, McMullen Facades is able to offer the appropriate design development expertise during the pre-tender stage of projects as well as at full design submission stage and post contract award. In line with the government's BIM strategy, we have completed five projects to BIM Level 2 to date.
Architects are continually wanting to push the envelope with their designs as engineering knowledge and capability increases.
The challenge facing facade engineering is to continue to innovate and improve to come up with bespoke design solutions to meet these requirements, by utilising new technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Using BIM we can construct a virtual building during the design phase of a project, which allows us to carry out clash detection and run simulations in advance of any manufacture or site construction commencing. Here at McMullen's we are using this technology allowing us to test components and elements for fit and function before manufacture commences.
The use of BIM to standardise processes and 30 modelling is expected to be mandatory for all government projects over the next five years. McMullen have already completed five projects to BIM Level 2, putting us well on track to meet the government's BIM strategy to complete all projects to BIM Level 2 by 2015.
On time, on budget and to the high quality and safety standards that McMullen Facades, and our clients expect.
Every project we undertake is overseen by a Construction Director and managed by a dedicated Manager whose responsibility it is to ensure that the job is completed on time, on budget and to the high quality and safety standards that McMullen Facades, and our clients expect.
We work to strict site processes and a thorough programme of works. Policies are in place to ensure the very best standards of quality and service are provided, while ensuring the safety and welfare of all our site employees.
Engineering the modern building facade
Engineering the modern building facade is a complex process involving disciplines such as structural engineering, thermal analysis, acoustic performance, building frame movements and maintaining air and water tightness of the building - and at the same time achieving the architectural design intent and aesthetics.
McMullen continues to lead the field by utilising cutting edge software and advanced manufacturing technology. We employ in-house a full range of professional engineering staff including structural engineers, thermal engineers, architects and mechanical designers. This allows us to offer the architect a greater range of materials and the freedom to express their designs whilst knowing that the building physics are all taken care of by a professional team of engineers.
Many of the Curtain Wall and Window Systems we offer have existing test certification to meet the guidelines outlined by CWCT.
In addition to existing testing certification, we are able to offer a fully com pliant testing regime when a bespoke design is to be adopted. Working with our partners Vinci Technology Centre UK Ltd and Wintech Engineering
Testing would typically take account of the following test sequencing.
McMullen's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility means that we can ensure the reliable supply and quality of our products.
The factory occupies 2,500m2 of floor space and, by applying lean principles for streamlined production processes, we work on an average of 12 different contracts per week and have produced 10,000 unitised panels in the last four years.
Total Building Envelope Solution
Working in collaboration with our parent company, JRL Group, we can offer a total building envelope solution incorporating glazing, curtain walling, architectural features and ancillaries.
Environmental protection and the prevention of pollution are part of all decisions policies and practices.
McMullen Facades, as designers, manufacturers and installers of aluminium systems, recognise that good management includes all environmental matters and will ensure that environmental protection and the prevention of pollution are part of all decisions policies and practices. The Company endeavours to work towards the following objectives;
A wide range of products are available, allowing the company to provide fully integrated facade solutions: