Science

Our approach to building envelope performance, is based on understanding the art and engineering of historic construction. With our knowledge gained from research and experience, we apply modern investigation techniques to our analysis and assessments. We provide science-driven solutions that respond to each restoration project’s mission, technical requirements, schedule, and budget.

PMA applies patience, persistence, and a methodical process, to determine the location, the cause, and the repair of defects in existing building envelopes. We have successfully identified and corrected failures in attachments, reinforcement systems, building materials, windows and glazing systems, and exterior finish systems.

We have performed over 350 condition assessments and forensic building analysis over the last decade. Our database of the performance characteristics and petrographic composition of archaic materials provides defined modeling characteristics for energy modeling. PMA provides repair drawings, repair specifications, and project cost assistance in association with our findings and recommendations.Our Building Envelope Consulting expertise include:

  • Condition Assessments
  • Forensic Building Analysis
  • Energy Analysis
  • Sourcing Replacement Material
  • Analysis of Archaic Material
  • Window Survey for Repair



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