wynn l. white consulting engineers, inc.
building science consulting
HELPING BUILDING OWNERS, DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS, AND CONTRACTORS AVOID CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS AND SOLVE PROBLEMS.
BUILDING SCIENCE CONSULTING services
Whether you’re working for a school, architect, engineer, contractor, or building owner, our building science consulting services cover your project needs.
DESIGN PERIOD PEER REVIEW
We'll work with your design team to prevent problems before they happen.
BUILDING ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY MATERIAL TESTING
We can test building enclosure assembly mock-ups prior to acceptance, help develop corrective action options, or test existing construction assemblies to help determine acceptable perfomance.
MOISTURE CRITICAL DESIGN DETAILS
We can work with your design team to develop critical design details to provide to contractors.
MOISTURE MEASUREMENTS AND AIR PRESSURE TESTING
We can test building materials for moisture content to determine if wet or at-risk materials are present, and measure air pressures to determine how your building enclosure and building mechanical systems interact.
Tired of the blame game?
Finding the problem's cause and determining the solution are critical - not finding someone else to blame.
LITIGATION SUPPORT SERVICES
We have provided litigation support in construction defect and building science litigation.
TRAINING TO AVOID CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS
Training for building owners, architects, engineers, and contractors who want to learn how to keep construction defects from happening and to know what to do to correct construction defects that occur.
Playing hot and cold
Sometimes we need to use non-invasive techniques to evaluate building enclosures. That can take many forms – walk through surveys, non-invasive moisture meters, or thermography.
We can help you evaluate building areas to see what’s causing problems, and identify areas for further evaluation or develop corrective action options.
Is air pressure important?
Usually more than you’d think. Air moves in and out of our buildings in ways most of us never consider – or think possible. And with that air movement, energy and moisture flow in ways that are unpredictable and unintended.
Sometimes just eyeballing building pressurization is ok – you can use non-irritant smoke to see how air moves. Sometimes though, you need more detailed air pressure testing and analysis. We can help you determine air flow paths (and help project how energy and moisture flow) in and out of your building.
we’re ready to help you avoid construction defects.
Contact us today with your building science questions.