Building Science

Keeping Facilities Healthy for Life

Cushing Terrell has been recognized for providing expertise in Building Science for more than 30 years. Our Building Science team comprises engineers, architects, and roofing technicians who specialize in facility assessments, forensic architecture, and building enclosure design.

A critical aspect of your design project, Building Science takes into consideration all the factors of your building’s location to address climate and weather as well as incorporate the high-performance materials needed to protect your building and its occupants for the long-term, ensuring a return on your investment.

Services and Expertise

Our multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm is driven by a mission and vision that prioritizes the people who occupy the spaces we design, the environments they’ll be built within, and innovative processes and systems. With the skills and expertise of more than 30 disciplines, we create hand-picked teams for any given project and location.

Your building enclosure consists of the roof, walls, and floor elements that separate the interior space from the exterior environment. Because moisture or air transfer in the enclosure components greatly impact the performance of a building, we specialize in all types of installations, materials, and systems.

Our architects and engineers have investigated hundreds of buildings, providing thorough reports with clear determinations, recommendations, and accurate financial forecasting to assist with:

  • Planning deferred maintenance
  • Short- and long-term capital improvements
  • Identifying code and life safety deficiencies
  • Making informed decisions

Forensic analysis is an in-depth assessment to determine a cause and needed to remedy to repair a specific deficiency such as building moisture, condensation, and air infiltration. 

We design new and replacement roofing and building enclosure assemblies and provide on-site construction observation. Expertise in current code requirements, climate impacts, and the science of roofing and building enclosure design allows us to provide effective:  

  • Moisture management and control 
  • Continuous insulation design 
  • Air- and vapor-tight building design 
  • High-country snow design

When you’re ready, reach out!

PAT TODD
Associate | Roofing Envelope Specialist

BRADY GAUER
Roofing Envelope Specialist

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