Building Science SimulationsInvestigation of thermal bridges and related condensation issues
Many issues can be avoided if successfully tackled during the design phase. We provide building science simulation services for thermal and hygrothermal performance evaluation as design assistance to architectural and construction companies.
Retrofitting Attic SpacesCase Study: Surface condensation after retrofit leading to mold growth
Forensic Investigations, Design Assistance, Damage Remediation
Retrofitting your roof and attic for better thermal performance is a great idea. However, any change in envelope materials needs to account for hygrothermal performance as well. Too often we see that thermal intervention within the building enclosure has impact on humidity levels within construction components or affected spaces.
Condensation Issues in Roof SystemsInterstitial condensation in ventilated and non-ventilated roofs
Forensic Investigation, Damage Remediation
The design and selection of construction and insulation materials for roof systems can be tricky - especially if you start mixing different insulation materials and system concepts. In this example concepts of a non-ventilated ceiling system were executed with a different insulation material than specified. Furthermore the local building code official required ventilation chutes as "a must" for every roof - the result: ice build up and significant damage to the roof and wall components.
Foundation and Storm Drain SystemsCase Study: Storm drain system failure leading to basement wall damage
Forensic Investigations, Design Assistance, System & Product Development
A wrong designed or not correctly maintained storm water drain system can lead to significant building damage and subsequent costly repair scenarios if storm water has to find other ways and may cause structural damage that is not covered by your insurance.