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

  • Solving building envelope problems in existing buildings

  • Design and peer review for new construction

  • Capital needs assessments and long term planning

  • Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx)

  • Building envelope testing


existing construction

  • Analysis and reporting on failures of building components
  • Infrared (IR) 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
  • Bergmeyer Associates
  • City of Marlborough
  • Crowninshield Management Corp.
  • Dellbrook | JKS
  • EMC Corporation
  • Erland Construction
  • Fessenden School
  • Garrison Square Management, Inc.
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Harvard University
  • Hologic
  • Jackson School
  • Jones Architecture
  • Newton Country Day School
  • Premier Property Solutions
  • Private Condominium Associations
  • Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston
  • St. Mark’s School
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
  • 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