Buildings, no matter how modern or structurally imposing, cannot escape the influences of their surrounding environment. Climate, vegetation, light, and site orientation play a significant role in a building’s effectiveness at fulfilling its intended functions, including facilitating the health and productivity of its occupants. The interaction between external and internal environments can be a source of issues throughout a building’s service life or, carefully considered, can be optimized to promote sustainability, safety, efficiency, and comfort.

WJE’s building science expertise and resources are the result of a commitment to understanding the true nature of building performance issues related to heat, air, moisture transport and storage. WJE professionals, equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory and field testing capabilities, provide clients with a wide range of analytical and empirical methods for assessing their structures, including building performance modeling and simulations, pressure and flow measurement, and temperature and humidity studies. Utilizing the resulting data and analysis, WJE project teams can better understand the cause and origin of complex building enclosure failures or resolve challenging design conditions.

  • Coupled heat and moisture transport/ storage modeling and analysis
  • Building air and smoke flow modeling
  • Moisture intrusion and condensation investigations
  • Investigation of natatorium performance issues
  • Building thermal envelope performance studies
  • Wind-driven rain studies
  • Condensation risk analysis
  • Material and product performance evaluation