Our investigation on the existing building included a visual survey, an infrared imaging study of the roof, air leakage testing, and observations at exploratory openings. Through our evaluation, we were able to help the project team better understand the existing enclosure systems and develop details to integrate them with the new assemblies.
We assisted with the building enclosure design for the addition. Highlights of our work include the following:
Reviewing the proposed building enclosure design for the new addition, featuring aluminum composite metal panel and brick cladding, fluid-applied air/water barrier, structural silicone-glazed cassette curtain wall, and modified-bitumen membrane roofing
Recommending ways to improve performance and constructability
Helping develop details, including flashing at the expansive rooftop photovoltaic array
Reviewing mockups for the exterior wall, glazing, and roofing assemblies
Providing construction phase services, including observing enclosure installation to compare with the design intent, reviewing contractor submittals, and helping the project team resolve field conditions
Witnessing field water testing used to verify building enclosure system performance