Today’s building enclosures are more complex in design and construction, which compounds the risk and requires a broader commitment to quality assurance. In fact, more than 70% of all construction related claims, defects, and warranty call-backs are attributed to improper building enclosure design and/or installation (per ASHRAE and ASTM studies). As a result, greater emphasis is being placed on a variety of building enclosure commissioning programs that can be tailored to the Owners Project Requirements (OPR).
However, even though envelope systems are not commissioned on every project, the need for comprehensive quality assurance during design and construction remains. With increasing demands for durability, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, owners, architects, and contractors are turning to the best building enclosure consulting companies for firm results. From detailed design phase reviews to comprehensive ASTM E 2813 commissioning programs, Pie’s building enclosure consulting and BECx expertise provides a critical, value-added service to each and every project when performance matters most.
Pie’s proven project experience has aided clients in the delivery of high performing buildings for new construction and major renovation projects with services and systems including:
“Pie Consulting and Engineering has proven to be a trusted and valuable envelope commissioning partner to the entire design build team. Contracted to the owner thru HGA, the early integration, nimble response to schedule changes and continuous consulting advice at all phases of the project has provided confidence to the owner that the performance of the building will meet, and possibly exceed, expectations. I look forward to further partnerships with Pie Consulting and Engineering.”
— Sherry Mack, Project Manager – HGA Sacramento