Structural Capacity and Engineering

The component based nature of SmartSkin simplifies engineering of the building fabric.  The SmartSkin design guide provides a simple set of guidelines for spans, lengths and heights that can be certified by an engineer with no need to undertake computations, much like a timber framing manual.

You can be sure that a correctly installed SmartSkin wall will have far greater structural capacity than the equivalent traditionally framed structure.


SmartSkin has conducted its own structural testing to confirm the theoretical engineering computations.  Panels have been crushed, bent and sheared with a hydraulic test rig.