We Help You Budget Building Envelope Projects
Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exterior Walls
for new and existing buildings
- Advising on necessary work
- Estimating what it should cost
- Helping you find the right contractor
- Ensuring the project is done right
What is a Building Envelope?
A building envelope is all the external systems that keep out the elements (air, water, heat, light, weather, and noise) and keep in energy.
The primary exterior systems are roofing, waterproofing (below-grade), and exterior walls. An excellent design addresses these areas to ensure the structure operates as designed, meets code, and is energy efficient.
The Building Envelope Puzzle
Think of the different components of a building’s exterior as puzzle pieces. In our experience, most problems happen when the puzzle pieces don’t fit together correctly. In other words, most issues occur where the roof, exterior walls, and below-grade waterproofing intersect.
An inspection or assessment of building envelope function looks at the materials and designs of external systems and their relationships with other exterior systems and the activities within these buildings to identify and resolve issues. Applying building science to analyze the enclosure includes looking at
- vapor barriers,
- air barriers,
- air quality,
- heating & cooling,
- climate control,
- and much more.
Building envelope consultants focus on the completed puzzle and how well the pieces fit together to keep the elements out versus a contractor responsible for implementing just one part of the puzzle. The ultimate goal is to create a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment!
The roof of a building is one of the significant components of a building envelope (the exterior shell that keeps elements out and energy inside). Hiring independent roofing consultants is the best wa…
Waterproofing consultants have the knowledge and experience to integrate below-grade waterproofing with the other building components to perform effectively. This knowledge is applied to diagnose and …
The goal of a building’s envelope or enclosure is to keep the weather out and energy inside. Water damage or moisture issues can occur in existing exterior walls for many reasons. An exterior wa…
Building Envelope Repair, Restoration, Design & Construction
BEPG is a consulting firm that helps our clients with structural issues.
We solve problems nobody can figure out! Our services range from limited consultation to full-service assessment, design, and construction phase support for complex rehabilitation and replacement projects. In addition, we support new construction and validate systems that meet building requirements from the onset through good design and system testing.
Most people don’t have the experience (or desire) to deal with structural issues or the resources to manage their property’s assets. That’s where we help. We strive to resolve our clients’ pain points, including budgeting for these capital expenses. BEPG routinely works with
- government agencies,
- commercial and industrial clients,
- homeowners associations, and
- facility managers.
We solve our clients’ roofing, exterior wall, and waterproofing problems.
Engineers, Architects, General Contractors, Designers
BEPG helps professionals in charge of maintaining, remodeling, or constructing buildings by:
- identifying existing or potential building envelope issues,
- developing accurate budget figures for capital planning,
- creating building preventative maintenance plans and
- finding quality contractors.
Board & Committee Members
BEPG helps non-engineer committee members navigate through the maze of maintaining their old building(s). BEPG provides education and information on the faulty building systems and helps work through the necessary committee processes and governmental permitting to resolve the issue(s). As with other clients, BEPG can develop budget figures for capital planning, create building preventative maintenance plans and find quality contractors.
BEPG works with property managers and all types of building envelope issues nationwide by identifying quality contractors and consultants needed to resolve the given building envelope problems. We ensure these professionals meet corporate requirements.
Building Envelope Professionals Group, LLC provides building owners, design professionals, and contractors unbiased consulting services for their building envelope (roofing, waterproofing, exterior wall) needs.
BEPG’s engineered solutions help us care for our aging church
The challenges of caring for our aging church building have clearly demonstrated the value of engineered solutions. We have relied on BEPG to advise and navigate rehabilitation of steeple, roof, masonry, and foundation waterproofing. Each time, we are met with courteous, prompt service, including all client questions answered via email or on-site visits. Personal attention to detail, a willingness to explain terms and work in language we can understand, fair and transparent pricing—these qualities ensure we will continue to call upon BEPG in the future!
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Let’s start with defining “what is a building envelope consultant?” A building envelope consultant is an independent expert who works with building owners, facility managers, architects, engineers, an…
The University of Wisconsin – Madison Camp Randall complex is a good example of the ages and types of buildings we often work on. Originally constructed in 1917, Camp Randall has had multiple addition…
While most of our projects involve a few building envelope systems, BEPG often assembles project teams to complete larger, more complex restoration and remediation projects such as the City of Jeffers…
BEPG is excited to offer next-generation drone and 3D modeling services in 2022! Our state-of-the-art drone equipment produces 3D models that save our clients money and quickly provide detailed models…
A blower door test measures and identifies air leakage in a building using a special door. The door looks like a box fan but has airflow and pressure measuring devices inside it. Running the fan at di…
Substantial Masonry Restoration Effort St. Norbert’s Catholic Church engaged BEPG in 2017 to complete a building envelope assessment of the entire church. Amongst other concerns, the church reported t…