Building Envelope Services for Boston, MA


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.

We combine our investigative capabilities with our decades of construction and design experience to uncover the source of the building envelope failure. We have experience with many types of building envelope components, systems, and materials and we possess a thorough understanding of how these components and systems react to create a building envelope system that will perform as expected. With investigation and analysis, D.A. Doddridge & Associates, Inc. will establish the cause-and-effect relationship between performance problems and defects in order to repair the building enclosure properly, effectively and efficiently.

If your building is suffering from leakage and water or moisture infiltration resulting from a defective building envelope, D.A. Doddridge & Associates, Inc. can provide you with building envelope experts in the architectural, building, construction, design and engineering forensics disciplines. Our forensic expert witnesses have decades of experience designing and constructing buildings in the in the harsh environment of the Boston, MA and surrounding New England areas.

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. 

Our team provides building envelope failure investigation services including:

  • 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

In the world of construction and building codes, standards, and guidelines are constantly changing and it is critically important to have experts such as those at D.A. Doddridge & Associates, Inc., on your team.

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