Ventana designs, supplies, and installs high-performing curtain wall façade systems. By working closely with the design team, we can ensure a competitively priced façade that is water and air tight, and allows for optimal thermal control of the interior space. Traditionally, the façade is one of the major risk factors on any building, and the team at Ventana has a proven track record of taking the risk and delivering superior façade systems that guarantee long-term performance.
The building enclosure business is very unusual in that there are usually 2 types of companies: small, sometimes financially challenged ones that struggle with the “complete enclosure responsibility” concept, and then there are the larger companies who are extremely busy managing larger, multimillion dollar projects. The first type often has trouble with quality and performance, and may disappear when things go on. The second type tends to only get competitive when necessary. Ventana is different than either type. Our business model is based on delivering full building enclosure systems and our experience and expertise supports this model. Ventana, as a Clayco subsidiary, is financially strong and we will be very competitive. We are great collaborators, and working with the designers, builders and owners is where we thrive.
In the past five years, Ventana’s team averaged over $75 million annually. Ventana works exclusively as a Building Enclosure/Envelope specialist.
As building codes become more stringent, it is becoming more crucial to engage a specialty facade subcontractor with a track record for superior performing systems. Ventana systems are among the top performing thermal systems in the market, and have been laboratory tested to hurricane wind loads.
Ventana was contracted to provide the facade systems on Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Northwestern wanted a high performance building that would last 50 years. Ventana systems were engineered to meet stringent u-values for thermal performance far in excess of code requirements. By collaborating with our client, Ventana was able to achieve a .19 composite u-value utilizing the following enhancements:
Triple insulated glass
Thermally broken framing
Advanced materials in lieu of aluminum for ancillary parts
Ventana believes design-assist is the bedrock for any monumental facade project. Working collaboratively in the first few months of the project lays the groundwork for a facade that is on time, on budget, and meets the design teams desired aesthetics.
Ventana worked in a design-assist delivery model on our Dominion project. Collaborating with Pickard Chilton and Hourigan/Clayco, we were able to deliver a 300,000 SF custom curtainwall within 24 months. During the design-assist process, we offered the following to Dominion:
• Continuous estimating
• Schedule management
• Acoustics mitigation of exterior components
• Constructability analysis
• BIM coordination
• Means and methods planning
• Structural and thermal analysis
The highest performing facade is one that is holistically designed to be one continuous building envelope.
At 545 Wynn, Ventana offered our client a complete building envelope solution, incorporating metal panels into our system to provide one subcontractor for the building envelope. This offers the following benefits:
• One contractor performing work on the leading edge of the building
• One warranty
• Faster enclosure
• Less risk of leaks at adjoining conditions
• Eliminates scope gaps
• One tested system for all infills whether they be glass, stone, terra cotta, or metal panels
Ventana has a proven track record importing best in class fenestration products to give our clients access to the global market.
At 100 Above the Park, the only way we could achieve Studio Gang’s iconic design and give the owner a world renowned building was by leveraging our global supply chain. Ventana has boots on the ground in Asia, and employs 3rd party quality control to ensure a best in class product. Ventana has successfully imported over 2 million square feet of facade products from overseas. This supply chain has allowed us to hit aggressive schedules; on this project we enclosed a floor every four days because we had enough backlog of material in the US ready for installation.
Local outreach & our inclusive procurement process starts before preconstruction, is involved throughout the project, and beyond.
Ventana is a pioneer in hitting diversity targets and has done so in multiple geographic markets. On our project at 167 North Green Street, we were able to achieve 25% MBE and 5% WBE, as well as achieving local participation goals.