Jalal Farooq Presents at Facades+ AM Miami

This month Jalal Farooq represented Al-Farooq Corporation at Facades+ AM, the premier conference on high-performance building enclosures. The program included three panel discussions covering issues unique to the South Florida region, including innovative building skins, high-performance facades, and some of Miami’s newest projects.   

As one of three panelists covering Commercial Facades: Approaches to High-Performance Envelopes in the Tropics, Jalal joined industry veterans Ray Crawford of Crawford-Tracey Corporation, Josh Gelfman of Terranova Corporation, and Allan Shulman of Shulman + Associates. The group presented timely industry issues, how they’ve overcome them, and showcased relevant projects across South Florida.  

During his presentation, Jalal discussed some engineering challenges behind projects Al-Farooq Corporation has worked on including the University of Miami School of Architecture and the Lennar Foundation Medical Center. He also detailed the unique engineering methods essential to meet specific code requirements for the Arthrex office tower in Naples. The crowd of architects even got a behind-the-scenes look into what impact product testing is like for manufacturers like Crawford Tracey and engineers like Al-Farooq Corporation.   

The panel presentation ended with a Q&A session where attendees learned more about the different ways buildings can be engineered to avoid flood damage and provide for fall protection. 


AFC Designs Hurricane Resistant System for Monad Terrace

Working alongside Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Jean Nouvel of Atelier; Kobi Karp Architecture, JDS Development Group, and Building Envelope Systems, Al-Farooq Corporation has designed a one-of-a-kind hurricane resistant system for the highly anticipated Monad Terrace project in Miami Beach. 

Using innovative problem-solving techniques, such as robust three-dimensional wind flow study with the help of Finite Element Analysis, Al-Farooq Corporation has compiled a comprehensive approach to gauge the effects of wind on the cladding components and the unique planter design. 

The building’s façade has been designed to include these planters around the exterior balconies. Designed by AFC’s team of engineers, the planters are the only such system able to withstand hurricane force winds. The building’s unique honeycomb glass technology is also designed to reflect direct sunlight away from each residence while preserving views in all directions. 

The luxury bay-side residential tower is currently under construction and is expected to be completed summer 2019.