Greenfield Trial Court

Building Enclosure Commissioning
Greenfield, MA

A three-story addition to the historic court building will provide modern courtroom and office spaces for a variety of state judicial services. Designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, the addition will be LEED® Silver certified and preserve the existing structure built in the 1930s. Gale provided consultation regarding building enclosure systems during construction phases including:

  • Led commissioning workshop meeting with members of design and construction teams prior to construction to discuss issues related to the building enclosure, sequencing, and coordination of trades
  • Review of product submittals, manufacturers’ shop drawings, mock-ups, sample constructions, and project schedule to confirm that construction drawings, and documents and standards were followed
  • Development of details for elements identified during construction that were not addressed during the design phase
  • Field testing of mock-ups and “in-place” constructions in accordance with ASTM and/or AAMA requirements
  • After completion of construction to document air leaks and thermal conduction losses, Gale performed infrared scanning of building enclosure, including windows, doors, walls, and low-slope roofs