Pie Assists University of Arkansas with BECx on Founders Hall

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (June 26, 2012) – Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) is currently performing building enclosure commissioning services (BECx) on the all-new 78,500 square-foot Founders Hall at the University of Arkansas.


Founders Hall Project: Pie is working in conjunction with Comfort Systems USA Energy Services to provide a total building commissioning program to ensure the University of Arkansas new Founder’s Hall project achieves its high-performance goals.

– Pie’s scope of work includes design development consultation, technical plan and specification reviews, pre-construction consultation and review, quality assurance construction observations, and building performance testing.

The new Founders Hall building must integrate the historical and architectural features that make the University of Arkansas unique, such as limestone corbels, fenestration surrounds, and cast stone veneer. The new building is designed to connect to an existing building. The project is striving for LEED® Silver rating for new construction.

“The Founders Hall project’s incorporation of a building enclosure commissioning program demonstrates the willingness of the University to look beyond the “business as usual” approach to envelope performance and focus on providing a program to ensure the building’s envelope system performs at a high-level for many years to come.”   Brian Erickson, P.E., RRC, Pie Minnesota Regional Manager.

Pie’s Building Science Group provides building enclosure commissioning (BECx) and exterior building envelope consulting services including: design development guidance, technical design review and analysis, shop drawing and submittal reviews, quality assurance observations, customized training programs, and specialized building performance testing and diagnostic services (whole building air barrier, water, thermal, wind uplift, etc.) for both the new and retrofit design and construction industries.

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