We Help You Plan & Budget
Find and resolve building envelope (roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall) issues in existing buildings or new construction AND know how much it will cost.
- Advising on necessary work
- Estimating what it should cost
- Helping you find the right contractor
- Ensuring the project is done right
BEPG is a proud member of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC). This video features Tom Gernetzke, owner of BEPG.
Building Envelope Repair, Restoration, Design & Construction
Building Envelope Professionals Group (BEPG) is a consulting firm that helps our clients with difficult roofing, exterior wall, and waterproofing issues (also known as building envelope problems).
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 a structure’s 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. We solve problems nobody can figure out! BEPG routinely works with:
- government agencies,
- commercial and industrial clients,
- homeowners associations, and
- facility managers.
Engineers, Architects, General Contractors, Designers
BEPG helps professionals in charge of maintaining, remodeling, designing or constructing buildings by:
- identifying existing or potential building envelope issues,
- developing accurate budget figures for capital planning,
- providing field support to make sure projects get built correctly to minimize potential problems,
- providing 3rd party opinions on building envelope issues before, during, and after construction.
Board & Committee Members
BEPG helps committee members navigate through the maze of maintaining their building(s). BEPG provides education and information on the building systems and helps work through the necessary committee processes 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.
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!
What We Do
Get the Solution to Your Building’s Problems Today!
BEPG provides building owners, design professionals, and contractors unbiased consulting services for their roofing, waterproofing, and 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!