Building Envelope

Building Envelope September 7, 2022

Humidity and building envelope failures

Specialized expertise is needed when designing and maintaining an enclosure for an indoor spa, pool or steam room to avoid the negative effects of condensation, such as mold growth, rotting wood, flaking paint or rust and damage to exterior building envelope elements

By Chander Thusu
Courtesy: Cannon Design
Building Envelope October 26, 2021

UIC surgical innovation training lab places in HCD remodel/renovation competition

This groundbreaking project was the Bronze winner in the annual competition. Earlier this year, the project also won the Award of Merit in the Healthcare Design Showcase.

By CannonDesign
Courtesy: Dewberry
Building Envelope September 22, 2021

Stanislaus County Library: Using meaningfulness as a catalyst for success

The Stanislaus County Library in Northern California was part of a project to revitalize the community, with Dewberry brought on as lead architect for the 5,000-square-foot design-build project.

By Will Oren
Courtesy: Jeremiah Hull, Smith Seckman Reid Inc.
Building Envelope July 27, 2021

WELL success stories

WELL building certification has many drivers

By Hannah Walter
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Building Envelope July 26, 2021

Building envelope assessments: From pre-design to construction

There are many aspects to a building envelope assessment and it’s crucial the consulting engineer takes them all into account.

By Jose Colon
Building Envelope September 14, 2020

Integration, interoperability in high-performance buildings

When information and operational technology collaborate with business leaders, facility managers gain secure access to the data they need to achieve their sustainability goals

By George Hawkinson, Jarrod McMains and Matt Morris
Building Envelope May 29, 2020

Designing flexible material to protect buildings

University of Missouri researchers designed a flexible material that can help buildings withstand multiple waves of energy traveling through a solid material, including the ground motions found in earthquakes.

By Eric Stann
Building Envelope March 23, 2020

Best practices for infiltration and building pressurization

Observe the mechanics of infiltration and pressurization in a building, modeling methodologies and what can be done to better account for them in air handling system design

By Kevin Ricart, PE; Rosemary Hwang, LEED AP; and Connor Harrigan
Building Envelope October 2, 2018

Video: Drones & Thermal Imaging for Building Envelope Review

This presentation touches on the drone usage and commissioning workflows as well as the organizational considerations for implementing drone technologies.

By CxEnergy
Building Envelope February 28, 2018

Working together toward a sustainable world

Engineers and companies need to think about and advocate the short- and long-term business benefits of sustainability in all forms as well as the humanitarian benefits it can provide.

By Sharbel El Haber, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CRB