SGH coordinated with Gensler to select, coordinate, and detail water, air, vapor, and thermal (non-fire) barriers for the roof, opaque perimeter walls (excluding the curtain wall), and interface with the below-grade garage. Highlights of our work include the following:
Reviewed design concepts for the building enclosure and provided recommendations to improve the performance
Developed outline specifications for certain building enclosure systems to articulate construction and performance requirements
Participated in value engineering discussions to help the project team evaluate cost and performance goals
Reviewed contractor submittals for building enclosure systems and observed ongoing construction to compare with the design intent
As part of our design review, SGH also conducted computational condensation and thermal analyses on various conductive building enclosure components to assess the effects of the interior climate control system. We helped Gensler modify the air, vapor, and thermal barriers to improve building enclosure performance.