Building Envelope Consultations

Roofing/Waterproofing Analysis

Building Envelope (Building Enclosure) separates indoor from outdoor environment. It consists of exterior walls, roofs, glazing assemblies, etc. These assemblies need to perform satisfactorily in dealing with rain, air leakage, vapour diffusion, and heat loss.

We offer Building Envelope Consultation through the design, construction, and post construction of your project with the focus on improving moisture management, energy efficiency, durability, and thermal comfort.

Our Building Envelope investigation and inspection services include determining the effectiveness of specified building envelope. The visual inspection of system components for the building envelope include:

  • Membrane
  • Flashings and metal flashings
  • Drainage facilities
  • Walls above roof level and above grade
  • Equipment (to determine watertightness)
  • Penetrations

Non-Destructive Surveys

Non-destructive moisture surveys are especially advantageous in those situations where selected repairs may be beneficial to extending the overall performance of the building envelope system. Our staff has considerable thermography experiences and can conduct infrared and electrical capacitance surveys.

Infrared Moisture Surveys

Infrared testing is a non-invasive process for identifying areas where moisture may have infiltrated the roofing assembly. The infrared camera captures the thermal image of the  roof system which may identify areas of moisture infiltration. Infrared surveys can often identify moisture in the roof membrane before it becomes a major problem.

Air Barrier Testing

The air barrier is an important component of a building envelope system that can improve heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system performance, increase occupant comfort, improve smoke and fire control, and perhaps most importantly, reduce energy consumption.

At kg Engineering, we examine the building exterior to identify areas where air is leaking through the building envelope, especially at windows, doors, and other penetrations. Our staff will coordinate with your agent and/or HVAC contractor