The successful performance of exterior building enclosures assemblies can be attributed to the planning implemented during the initial phases of the design process, and requires the combined efforts of the owner, enclosure commissioning consultant, design team, and contractors. Building enclosure commissioning (BECx) can help avoid common issues in building construction, such as water intrusion and air infiltration, which can lead to indoor air quality issues, mold growth, and energy loss. BECx services are a small fraction of the overall construction costs, and even smaller when considered in relation to the cost of repairs.

Click here to read the full article written by Gale’s Edward J. Stewart, RRC, published in the October 17-23 issue of the New England Real Estate Journal

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