As the physical separator between the building’s interior and exterior, the building envelope works with the structure’s climate control systems to maintain the indoor environment’s temperature. In order to build an effective building envelope, it is necessary to understand how the different components (roof, walls, and waterproofing) work together. This term, or category, has been used interchangeably with exterior wall consulting.
PRC has extensive experience with both new and historic building envelope construction products. The importance of understanding the science behind thermal proficiency, combined with air and moisture management, cannot be minimalized. It is a crucial part of every building envelope project. Our firm has extensive experience in exterior wall consulting with services that include diagnosis of moisture intrusion issues, evaluations, planning, design, preparation of construction documents, quality assurance / quality control services, testing, and expert witness services related to construction dispute.