The building envelope is the highest risk element of construction. Often, the contractors are taking on a large portion of this risk. With increased building complexity, stringent owner requirements, vague design documents, and diminishing labor pool, these risks are higher than ever. This presentation will review 3 case studies and identify the cause of the failure. Morrison Hershfield will provide tools for contractors to help improve quality and decrease risk of performance problems in this one-hour presentation.
Review 3 building envelope failures through 3 case studies
Identify ways to work with the architect to improve clarity of the design intent
Understand construction practices to help build quality into the construction
Identify useful and cost effective test methods to verify performance during construction
Presenters: Chris Ball and Rick Ziegler, Morrison Hershfield