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Technical audit of the facades of the SOFAZ tower

Construction period: 
Assignment period - 2016
Project owner: 
State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
MDM group

Office building which is part of a new administrative center for the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan in Baku.

This high-rise tower of 126m offers 24 floors and 2 basement levels. The circular podium levels (from ground floor to level 3) contain all shared functions, such as entrance lobby, library, conference rooms, restaurant, museum, etc.


The technical audit of the facades consisted in:

  • Visual examination of the facades and on-site water tests to determine the causes of the water leakages.
  • Repairs proposals for the facades and the corner connections.
  • Repairs stage: examination of the thermal calculation notes of AZ BESIX to attest compliance of the U-values with the specifications and the European standards taken as reference documents.