New Construction Building Envelope Consulting

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We provide building enclosure consulting services on new construction projects ranging from single family dwellings to high rises with unitized curtain wall assemblies. We analyze every aspect of a building’s performance with respect to air leakage, vapour diffusion, energy consumption and precipitation.

Full Service Building Envelope Solutions

From the initial design phase through to construction completion LDR is with you every step of the way. Our wide range of envelope design services are suited for entire new construction projects. We also offer building envelope consulting and management services on specific elements of any new construction project during any phase of development.

Pre-construction Phase (Design Development, Building Permits and Construction Documents)

  1. Building Enclosure Strategies – We will review the architectural drawings during design development, and meet with the project team to provide conceptual advice on the risks and benefits of various building enclosure strategies. Besides management of air leakage, vapour diffusion, and precipitation, we will consider ease of construction, scheduling, suitability of materials, maintenance and renewals, and economy.
  2. Drawings and Specifications Review – We will review the architectural drawings and specifications (building enclosure specific sections) and provide recommendations to the project team with respect to the building enclosure.
  3. Regulatory Requirements – We will provide necessary letters of assurance to the authority having jurisdiction to satisfy their requirements with respect to the building enclosure, as appropriate.
  4. Energy Modelling – We can provide Energy Modelling Services, if required. We will work with mechanical and other consultants toward improving energy performance of your building.

Construction Phase

  1. Shop Drawings, Submittals, RFIs – We will review shop drawings, submittals, and RFIs related to the building enclosure.
  2. Mock-ups – We will recommend mock-ups of key building enclosure assemblies, and review the mock-ups constructed on site. These mock-ups can typically be constructed as part of the finished assembly.
  3. Field Review – We will conduct periodic field review to help confirm that the construction of the building enclosure components is in general conformance with the Contract Documents. This will include the enclosure assemblies reviewed during the Pre-Construction Stage. We will issue Field Review Reports that will include a description of the work progress, observations, actions required, and scheduling. The Reports will also collate outstanding “action items” that remain unanswered or unresolved, ensuring satisfaction of an “audit trail” of construction issues.
  4. Regulatory Requirements – We will provide the necessary final letter of assurance to the authority having jurisdiction to satisfy their requirements with respect to the building enclosure, as appropriate.

Vancouver New Construction Building Envelope Design

For over 20 years LDR’s team of building envelope professionals have worked with architects, engineers, developers and contractors to create building enclosures for many of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings. Every building envelope’s design takes into consideration Vancouver’s unique geography and climate to ensure that every structure meets or exceeds its performance requirements.

High Rise Building Envelopes

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From handling the entire new construction of high rise towers to involvement of specific building elements we have the capability to work on these complex structures with a full range of building envelope design and construction management services.

Commercial Building Envelopes

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Our experience designing high performance and functional new commercial building envelopes for high and low rise towers, mixed use buildings and large retail buildings make LDR one of Vancouver’s top commercial building engineering consultants.

Low Rise Residential Building Envelopes

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For over 15 years we have worked on residential construction projects of all sizes. From single family homes, town houses, and multiplexes we have the experience and expertise to design, manage, investigate and repair all types of residential construction and building types.

Institutional Building Envelopes

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Our institutional building envelope designs set the highest standards for performance, functionality and energy efficiency while creating comfortable interior spaces and exteriors that are durable and visually appealing.

New Construction Building Envelope Services

  • Building Envelope Consulting

  • Building Envelope Design
  • Building Envelope Cladding
  • Blast Design
  • Building Envelope Commissioning
  • Curtain Walls
  • Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems
  • Glazing
  • Infrared Thermography
  • In-Situ Testing
  • Leak Investigation
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Overcladding
  • Parkades
  • Parking Garage Suspended Slab
  • Roof Design