Design Phase

Building Envelope Consulting

During its lifespan, a facility’s most vulnerable components are all part of the building envelope, which includes the foundation, walls, roof and other barriers that separate the interior and exterior environments. Raba Kistner’s building envelope consulting services involve the evaluation, testing, diagnosis, and design of these components to ensure longer life expectancy of the facility, maximum control of energy efficiency, greater comfort to the facility’s occupants, and minimal maintenance costs.

The building envelope is often the most expensive part of a construction project, so having trustworthy information is critical for managing risk. Raba Kistner analyzes data and strategically develops solutions so that sound decisions that are compatible with Owners’ interests and budgets can be made. The building envelope is often the most expensive part of a construction project, so having trustworthy information is critical for managing risk. Raba Kistner analyzes data and strategically develops solutions so that sound decisions are compatible with Owners’ interests and budgets can be determined. 

Building Envelope Consulting Services 

  • Building Envelope Investigation and Analysis 
  • Design of Repair and Replacement Systems 
  • Moisture Surveys 
  • Infrared Testing 
  • Membrane Sampling and Testing 
  • Roof Management and Life Cycle Cost Programs 
  • Roof Materials Testing
  • Roof/Waterproofing
  • Air Barrier Testing
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