ABOUT BUILDING ENVELOPE SCIENCES

The building envelope is a collective term for roof, wall, window, curtain-wall and foundation systems, with an emphasis on water penetration resistance, water vapor mitigation, and thermal performance.  Our Building Envelope Sciences (BES) team is staffed by experienced Project Managers and Technicians who focus on:

  • Diagnosis of building envelope failures and remedial solutions design for existing buildings

  • Design-technical support and testing for new construction

  • Capital Needs Assessments and Long Term Replacement Costs

  • Building Envelope Commissioning


SERVICES WE PROVIDE

existing construction

  • Analysis and reporting on failures of building components
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Water penetration testing and reporting
  • Remedial solutions design and documentation
  • Remedial bidding and construction administration
  • Due-diligence, facilities, and capital needs assessments
  • Inspection and maintenance programs
  • Historic restoration and renovation
  • Coordination with MEP and structural consultants on investigations and remediation plans

New construction

  • Drawing and specification review and detailing
  • Systems design and development
  • Construction observation and testing
  • Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx)

representative client list

  • American Properties Team
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • City of Marlborough
  • Crowninshield Management Corp.
  • EMC Corporation
  • Erland Construction
  • Fessenden School
  • Garrison Square Management, Inc.
  • Harvard University
  • Hologic
  • Jackson School
  • Newton Country Day School
  • Premier Property Solutions
  • Private Condominium Associations
  • Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston
  • St. Mark’s School
  • Sunovion
  • Thayer & Associates
  • The Dartmouth Group
  • Towns of Ashland, Douglas, Hopkinton, Shrewsbury, and Canton
  • WCVB-TV Channel 5
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Flagship Wharf Condominium, Charlestown

Flagship Wharf Condominium, Charlestown