Roof leaks, window leaks, cracked masonry, peeling paint, roof blow off – all of these building envelope failures often result in significant inconvenience and financial impact. We focus on quickly diagnosing the root cause of the problem and recommending practical, durable solutions.Read more Building Envelope Investigations
Old buildings have stories to tell. They are also often able to provide useful service for decades to come, at a lower cost than replacing them with new structures. We specialize in restoration of deteriorated building envelopes to extend the useful life of existing buildings.Read more Building Envelope Restoration and Repair
We know that architects are busy and have a whole lot to worry about. We can take the load off when it comes to building envelope design. We focus on the challenging details: those transitions and coordination nightmares that are often the source of problems down the road.Read more Building Envelope Design Consulting
This week CopelandBEC welcomes its newest Consultant, Phoebe McCartan.
Phoebe recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Systems Management with an emphasis in Building Science and Technology and a minor in Construction Management.
In her time at the University of Minnesota, Phoebe co-lead the “Phillips ReGen” retrofit team to first place in the attached housing division and overall residential division of the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Building Design competition.
She is now ready to apply everything she’s learned as she joins the CopelandBEC Team.
We’re written previously about the great success of the UMN Decathlon team here and here. The UMN team’s project is a great example of innovative problem-solving, taking multiple factors into account to create an elegant solution.
CopelandBEC recently provided technical and financial support for a team of students from the University of Minnesota competing in the national Solar Decathlon Collegiate Competition in Golden, Colorado. We’re thrilled to report that the UMN team came away with first place in the attached housing division and the grand prize of the entire residential division! Read the full results here.