condominium building envelope services


condominium experts

GRLA is experienced at working with condominium communities throughout New England on projects both large and small. We understand the nuances and unique factors that can make or break a condominium building envelope project.

GRLA has been providing building envelope services to condominium associations since 2003, when many of our first building envelope projects were helping condominium associations and condominium property managers. Over the last several years we have continued to grow our condominium practice, working on projects with aggregate estimated construction costs of approximately $100 million since 2011. 


building envelope investigations

The building envelope sciences team at GRLA routinely performs investigations of building envelope problems at condominium communities. We are proficient at diagnosing problems with:

  • roofing - leaks, blow offs, ice dams
  • windows - leaks, drafts
  • wall cladding (siding) - peeling paint, rot, deteriorated trim
  • decks - peeling finishes, structural evaluations, leaks at doors or below decks
  • attics - leaks, insulation issues
  • plazas and balconies - leaks into finished spaces or parking garages, coating failure

reserve and Transition Studies

GRLA performs condominium transition studies to evaluate the condition of the buildings, site improvements, and related facilities to inform project closeout negotiations with the developer, and assist with future capital planning.

Reserve studies similarly document conditions of common property elements at the community to assist with future capital planning and to meet the requirements of funding providers. GRLA performs both initial reserve studies, as well as periodic reserve study reviews and updates.


building envelope replacement

As condominium communities age, they often reach a point at which it is more cost effective to perform a large-scale building envelope replacement project to address widespread deterioration, rather than continue to grapple with the escalating costs of isolated repairs.

These are complicated projects that involve a great deal of planning and coordination. GRLA leverages both its technical expertise as well as its careful project management to help guide these projects to a successful conclusion. 

We have completed several large-scale building envelope replacement projects for condominium communities in New England over the last several years. These projects include:

  • Mills Pond - Bloomfield, CT
  • Pointe Rok Estates - Worcester, MA
  • Devon Wood - Braintree, MA
  • Rolling Meadows - Londonderry, NH
  • The Meadows at Mainstone Farm - Wayland, MA
  • The Villages at Maple Ridge - Burlington, MA
  • Stratford Ponds - Mashpee, MA

We'd love to hear from you to discuss the unique situation at your condominium community. We can customize our services to suit your community's individual needs and budget.

You can find out more about our services and how we work on our About Building Envelope Sciences page, in our blog, or by downloading our BES Brochure.

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