Rainscreen facade systems have site-specific performance requirements around wind loads, seismic, weather resistance and thermal performance. Factors such as wind region, height above ground, seismic zone and building class impact on these requirements including the construction type.
Each component of the buildout (Sculptform and other systems) targets specific performance requirements from the NCC 2019, or augments another component’s performance. Additionally, each of the components (Sculptform and other systems) are required to meet the fire resistance performance requirements of Section C. As such, given the complexity of design, a rainscreen facade system typically follows a Performance Solution path to compliancy.
We recommend the early engagement of facade and fire engineers to keep your project on track.