BUILDING ENVELOPE SYSTEMS
MAINE MOISTURE MANAGEMENT
Our expert consultant, William Hunter, can consult on any project involving building envelope systems. Decades of problem-solving and building experience makes us qualified for your new or renovation construction project.
Through our extensive experience with envelope systems, we have encountered almost every possible scenario and issue. Our building envelope systems consulting includes diagnostic testing services and site reviews as well as quality control measures related to the testing of exterior walls, fenestration systems, and roofing.
What does a building envelope consultant do?
Construction projects need a building envelope consultant because the envelope is the most essential part of a building’s structure. In short, a properly designed envelope ensures that the interior of the building is completely protected from exterior elements such as air and moisture. Without a proper envelope, the building may have issues with energy efficiency as well as moisture damage from leaks.
As building envelope consultants, we work directly with the owners developers, designers, builders and construction workers to ensure that the building envelope system is up to standards and properly seals the building from moisture and air leakage. If you have an existing building you need evaluated for air leakage or moisture issues, our envelope consultant can help you redesign your envelope components in order to fix problem areas.
In the long run, hiring a professional building envelope consultant will help you save money and get the job done right the first time.
We understand how involved construction can be and the slightest hiccup can cost you thousands. Our expert construction consultant at Maine Moisture Management will help ensure that your building envelope systems are properly installed and work in conjunction with one another for a weather tight building.
What is a Building Envelope Systems Consultant?
The role of the building envelope systems consultant is to collaborate with developers, owners, designers and the builders of construction projects to create high performance building envelope systems that stand the test of time. For pre-existing buildings, William can perform investigations of envelope performance issues and problems. He will then offer an assessment and recommendations to rectify these issues through replacement or rehabilitation programs.
What is the Building Envelope (Exterior Enclosure)?
The building envelope is all of the elements of the outer shell of a building that maintain a dry, heated, or cooled indoor environment and facilitate its climate control. Building envelope design is a specialized area of architectural and engineering practice that draws from all areas of building science and indoor climate control. So, you can imagine why constructing and maintaining a proper building envelope is vital to your building.
Water intrusion, of all types, is the main issue with building envelope systems and also is the most destructive. It may cause major structural integrity issues. Thus, hiring a qualified building envelope systems consultant offers assurance against issues that may arise in developing before, during or after building construction.
Hiring a building envelope systems consultant is doing things the right way and catching problems associated with the enclosures of buildings before it’s too late.
The building envelope includes:
Exterior Glass Curtain Walls and Storefronts
Windows and Doors
Roofs and Skylights
Slabs, Foundations and Basements at grade or below grade
So, what’s next? Now you know why you need to hire a professional. Now it’s time to take action. Our expert building envelope consultant brings to the table specialized knowledge, experience and understanding of the most up-to-date best practices of building envelope systems, as well as proper design and construction practices.