Building Envelope Investigations
About Building Envelopes
The building envelope is comprised of the below-grade foundation walls, the exterior walls, windows, doors, roofing and flashing systems. A properly-designed and installed building envelope provides reliable and durable barriers to control water, air and moisture. Additionally, the building envelope plays a vital role in the health and longevity of a building. D.A. Doddridge & Associates, Inc. leverages our experience and training in investigating and identifying building envelope defects to develop defensible opinions, accurate remedial costs, building code violations and creative solutions for building envelope failures.
Building Envelope Defects
Building envelope failures, such as water infiltration, leaking, and structural deterioration can result from a wide variety of construction defects and poor workmanship. Investigating building envelope system failures requires a thorough understanding of construction and design principles and in-depth knowledge and experience in proper workmanship, design and material installation. D.A. Doddridge & Associates, Inc. applies decades of hands-on construction and building experience with proven methods of investigation to identify and resolve building envelope failures.
- Review of contract documents and other background information
- Hands-on field examination and testing for moisture infiltration, water leakage, moisture content, and material performance
- Identification of deficiencies in design, workmanship, materials and/or maintenance, and their contribution to the building problems
- Concise and defensible written reports of findings and conclusions
D.A. Doddridge & Associates, Inc.
7 Marwood Rd.
Worcester, MA 01602