The project team worked to improve energy efficiency, reduce air leakage through the building enclosure, and modernize the look for this campus centerpiece. Dewberry’s design included recladding existing precast concrete panels and horizontal strip windows with a curtain wall system, comprising a mixture of vision glass, spandrel glass, and metal panels, and recladding the brick veneer stair towers with a metal panel rainscreen system.
SGH consulted on technical performance aspects of the design, including developing details for the curtain wall and rainscreen systems, detailing transitions between systems, and evaluating thermal and energy performance of the enclosure. In the construction phase, we conducted performance testing of the air barrier installation and curtain wall mockup and also provided general construction administration services for the new systems.
SGH also investigated the condition of the existing roofing system and recommended repairs.