Oculus was formed in 2007 by John Boucher to provide expertise in the envelope/façade sector of the construction industry, particularly in glazed facades, curtain wall, cladding, glazed rooflights and roofing. This is described in more detail on the Services and Disciplines page.
The philosophy of the joined-up operational, commercial and technical approach is that these disciplines are so intrinsically linked that none of them should be developed in isolation of the others. The experience, knowledge and ability of Oculus delivers insight and foresight from hindsight.
Disciplines include, façade engineering and design analysis as well as operational and commercial support in the procurement, design, manufacture and installation of the façade and envelopes for new and existing (old and new) buildings. Oculus carries out the survey and evaluation of existing envelopes for due diligence, pre-purchase, condition and dilapidations and provides expert witness services in all forms of litigation. We provide feasibility and development for refurbishment of existing cladding and facades as well as recladding and overcladding of existing buildings. Oculus also provides diagnostics of general defects, water ingress and air leakage, glass failure, partial or total collapse of the envelope or parts falling from the building.
Oculus is founded on over 25 years experience as a specialist at the forefront of the envelope and façade industry.