are using glass, brick, stone, metal, architectural precast concrete, terra
cotta, EIFS, or other materials, our goal is consistent: the ultimate success
of the building enclosure by marrying visual impact, constructability,
sustainability, enclosure performance and cost.
Often cladding comprises 20% of construction cost on new projects. A specialist consultant with expertise in the building envelope can increase your success in achieving budget, design, and performance targets.
With a staff of multi-disciplined, experienced professionals, and a passion and specialization for the building enclosure, Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope provides the following general construction services:
There are many problems that can occur with regard to the building enclosure. Wheaton Sprague's entire focus is the building envelope. Our experience and expertise is applied to each phase of the design and construction process in an effort to ensure that all of the issues realted to the building envelope are being handled properly. See further information under Owner / Architect / Contractor services.
Rehabilitation and Re-clad
For problems with an enclosure, or if a building envelope has not been appropriately maintained, or has reached the end of its useful life, the building envelope experts at Wheaton Sprague can assist in guiding the process toward rehabilitation or reskinning / recladding of the facility.
Cladding System Design, Engineering and Drafting
For glazing and cladding subcontractors, Wheaton Sprague can assist in complex design problems and unusual geomerty. Using current versions of AutoCad, and Revit for BIM, WS can prepare and transfer drawings.
Remedial Investigation and Forensics
When problems occur in a building envelope, Wheaton Sprague will investigate the situation and recommend the most appropriate course of action. Reviewing documentation, performing field investigations, and supervising testing, WSâ€™s building envelope experts can determine the cause of problems, develop corrective solutions and provide cost estimates.
Forensic Investigation and Assessment
The building envelope protects the underlying components and interior from the elements. If the building envelope is not weathertight, it is only a matter of time before damage will occur to those components and to the interior of the building. When leaks occur, there are a number of possible causes. WS provides thorough investigations to determine the source of problems within the building envelope, and then makes recommendations that will lead to solutions.
WS Building Envelope assists owners so that that their newly acquired building has wall systems free of problems. WS can make recommendations for problems that may already exist, and provide information indicating what problems may be faced in the future.
Using technical expertise to provide support for the legal community, insurance companies, and other private and public agencies to investigate and provide unbiased opinions about problems, issues and solutions.
Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope offers full-service consulting for exterior cladding systems:
- Concept / Schematic, Design Development
- Construction Document Development
- Construction Administration Services During Project Construction
- Testing and witnessing of Testing - Laboratory or Field
- Forensic Investigation of Building Envelope Failures or Defects
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Thermal Design and Analysis Services
- Observation, Peer Review
- Blast/Impact Design, Engineering
- Facade Inspections for Ordinance Requirements
Wheaton Sprague offers a variety of building envelope consulting services. To find our more detail on each of them, please click on the links below:
Owner | Architect | Contractor Design Services
Property Owner and Real Estate Manager Services
Cladding Systems Expertise
New Construction Services
Catastrophic Response Services
Building Envelope Forensic Services
Building Envelope Commissioning Services
Thermal Analysis and Design
Lab and Field Testing Services
Services to Cladding System Manufacturers,Producers and Subcontractors