Design Review & Assistance
Building Envelope Analysis
Pre-construction represents the first opportunity to prevent problems, ensure best value, and maximize the performance of your building envelope. With over a half century of experience in the industry, our team of professionals can enhance your design process through the practical application of over a half century of experience. Our staff has a clear understanding of details that ensure the long-term performance of your masonry assemblies in particular and your building envelope in general, which ensures the delivery of best value for the project.
With early involvement, we can work with your design team to ensure that your construction documents incorporate details that have a history of outstanding performance. Since 1957, we’ve been accumulating experience and knowledge that can work to your advantage. Let Seedorff put that experience to work for you.
With an ever-increasing interest in building envelope performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality, the building envelope has become a central focus of design and construction. Air and vapor barriers, primary and secondary seals, weather lines, rain screens, exterior cladding and water management have made the science and technology of building envelopes more complex than ever.
Our extensive experience in the design, construction and forensic analysis of various building envelope systems, combined with our ongoing research and development of new systems (including panelization) puts us in a unique position to assist with the selection of envelope components appropriate to your particular needs.
All materials are not created equal, and masonry is no exception. A wide variety of masonry materials are available in the marketplace today, some of which have a long history of performance, and some of which are unknown as relative new-comers. As you select the “look” that is right for your project, we’ll help you match the design details that ensure the long-term performance of your facility. The overwhelming majority of masonry products in today’s market are clay-based, Portland cement-based, or natural materials, all of which perform very differently in the final assembly. A clear understanding of the various material options allows for the appropriate application and ensures a return on your investment.