"WJE’s integration of materials science with architecture and engineering principles enables us to provide sound solutions for building performance issues related to heat, air, and moisture transport and storage."
— Justin Boone, Principal and Unit Manager
Buildings, no matter how modern or structurally imposing, can't avoid 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, when 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, and moisture transport and storage. Our expert 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. From the resulting data and analysis, our 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
- Whole building air pressurization testing
- Building thermal envelope performance studies
- Wind-driven rain studies
- Condensation risk analysis
- Material and product performance evaluation
- Facade engineering
Vibration Control Services and Air Barrier Consulting MORE >Projects | Saint Louis Art Museum
Facade Study MORE >Projects | Robert A. Young Federal Building
Airtightness Testing of Mid- and High-Rise Non-Residential Buildings MORE >Projects | ASHRAE 1478-RP
Exterior Facade Repair MORE >Projects | Indiana University Art Museum
Evaluation of UV and Light Transmission MORE >Projects | Glass Dome Building
Investigation of Rising Damp MORE >Projects | Kawaiaha'o Church
Facility Condition Assessment MORE >Projects | Higbee Building
Learn about a career in building enclosures at WJE. MORE >Videos | WJE Careers: Building Enclosures