Building Enclosure Services
HEA provides commissioning services for the complete building enclosure with respect to the moisture, air, vapor and thermal control layers. These services encompass the subgrade waterproofing at the building’s foundation systems, the exterior walls and roof systems to form the complete building envelope.
HEA has experience commissioning the following exterior envelope systems:
Our enclosure commissioning services are modeled on the guidelines set forth by the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) Guideline 3 in conjunction with ASTM E2813: Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx). The BECx services provided by HEA fulfill the LEED requirements for Enhanced Commissioning.
As building envelope specialists, HEA has providing building envelope consulting services on a variety of projects, of varying complexity and varying scales. HEA maintains the highest level of quality standards throughout the design, bidding, testing, and installation of building envelopes. Services provided by HEA ensure that the enclosure systems will resist and withstand all applicable loads including but not limited to wind, snow, ice, seismic, thermal, and solar radiation as required, resulting in a high performance enclosure system for the building. HEA assists in the development of project documents, including the preparation of sketches and specifications to ensure a complete and comprehensive building enclosure package for the project. In addition, HEA’s experience in regarding to the procurement and fabrication of materials utilized within custom envelope systems make them an invaluable resource throughout the design and construction phases to ensure that materials meet not only their performance targets, but also meet the design intent of the team.
HEA has experience in the following types of exterior envelope systems:
Through a rigorous consulting process, HEA’s staff ensures that the exterior envelope is properly design, constructed, and installed, providing the owner with a high quality and high performing building envelope system.
HEA can assist the Construction Manager and/or General Contractor in the constructability and procurement for a variety of building envelope systems. These services can coincide with the preparation of the architectural documents by the Design Team, or be provided as a standalone service to the Construction Manager/General Contractor during the construction phases.
Some items which can be addressed through these services include, but are not limited to the following:
HEA can provide peer review services to the design team for both contract document development, as well as for shop drawing and submittal reviews.
Some of the items reviewed during a peer review include, but are not limited to the following: