What is a Building Envelope?
A building envelope is the sum of the components that create the physical barrier between the inside and outside of a building. It is sometimes referred to in layman’s term as the shell. The building envelope includes the roof, walls, windows, doors, and foundation and is responsible for the security, climate control, waterproofing, fire resistance, acoustics, and aesthetic needs of a building.
What services does Elements Management provide?
We focus on the architect and engineering services associated with the repair, restoration, and replacement of existing building envelope systems. We often perform the role of roof consultant, waterproofing consultant, or building envelope consultant.
What don’t you do?
We are not a contractor. We do not physically do the work. We assess conditions, scope work, draft construction documents, bid projects, and provide quality control and construction administration to project completion.
Do you do residential?
Not really. Our focus is on existing commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
What is your geographic reach?
Most of our work is located in Eastern Massachusetts, but we have traveled all over the US on behalf of our clients, and many of our clients are located out of state but own properties in Massachusetts.