Here is a simple way to think of it: If you were to ask a child to draw you a house or building, you will most likely get the image of the building enclosure. This 'shell,' known as the Building Envelope, includes all of the basic components that separate the building’s interior and exterior, including below grade foundation, exterior walls, windows, doors, roofs, etc.
The building envelope is something we see every day. When it functions perfectly, it becomes invisible in our day-to-day lives. That is until it starts to leak.
Leaks are more than a nuisance. Damage caused by water intrusion is the single most costly driver of construction defect litigation, totaling billions of dollars. As building projects, systems and regulations become increasingly complex, it is more difficult than ever for builders to maintain quality control to prevent leaks.
Preventing water leaks is what Xpera Group’s Building Envelope Consulting specializes in.
Based in California, our team of highly qualified building envelope and waterproofing consultants have decades of hands-on building experience, combined with invaluable insights gained from hundreds of forensic building failure analyses. This proven expertise allows us to work with architects & contractors to design and construct robust waterproofing systems. In short, we act as the extra pair of eyes to identify, solve and prevent potential water intrusion problems throughout the design and construction process.
With Xpera’s Building Envelope consultants on your team, you can feel confident that your project’s building enclosure will stand the test of time. And the elements.