As the construction industry continues to evolve, so too are advancements in material technology especially regarding building envelope components. Combined with the architects’ inherent creative abilities, construction assemblies are more complex than ever. As a result, the number of transitions and interfaces between materials have also increased dramatically leading to more challenging constructability issues and enhanced risk. These details require more technical knowledge and sophistication to inform building envelope best practices. Whether dealing with new construction or design improvements on an existing building, Pies’ design services provides the necessary ingredients to ensure long-term performance.
These services leverage the collective knowledge and expertise of our engineering and building science capabilities through a collaborative and integrated approach. As an early value-add in the design process, Pie’s support to the project team can assist in:
Pie provides specialized design-assist and delegated design services. These services are specifically tailored to identify a wide variety of structural and building enclosure quality assurance issues for new construction and existing facility improvements that require attention and correction, whether it is due to the building’s age, design or construction defect. Pie’s design services address the following specialty areas and market sectors:
“The Police Crime Lab has a striking, faceted envelope that has a tremendous amount of “behind the scenes” magic to keep it dry, yet elegant. Quality starts with a good design and beginning in the schematic stages, Pie teamed up with JR Butler and JE Dunn to co-develop smart details. Pie’s involvement continued through the testing phases, which proved-out the design team’s hard work. We sleep better whenever we’re teamed-up with the like-minded professionals of Pie.”
— Matthew Calkins – J.R. Butler Inc.