We are a dedicated team of building science fanatics eager to help you make better buildings.

Bianca Arruda

Office Manager

With broad experience in contract, insurance, and general administration Ms. Arruda keeps us all organized and on track.

William Begley

Senior Drafter

Mr. Begley is a talented drafter, designer and building envelope detailer. With nearly 40 years of professional experience Bill brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm. From that experience Bill is intimately familiar with the inner workings of roofing, waterproofing, windows, curtain wall, cladding and other building envelope systems.

Matthew Copeland, P.E.


Matthew Copeland, P.E.

An experienced building envelope consultant, Mr. Copeland has helped owners, architects, contractors, developers, property managers and attorneys throughout the United States to resolve their building envelope problems.

Matt founded Copeland Building Envelope Consulting in 2018, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in MA and 4 other states.

Mr. Copeland’s CV

Edward Farrington

Senior Project Manager

Edward Farrington

Mr. Farrington brings to the practice over 25 years of experience in the building enclosure and architecture field. Edward applies his knowledge and skill to construction administration, investigation, condition survey, peer review, building renovation, rehabilitation, historic restoration and new building design.

Andrew Hesse


Drew comes to CopelandBEC as a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Drew’s well versed in site safety and has completed over 40 hours of OSHA training. A perfect fit for our team Drew has already been making an impact out at our new construction WuXi Bio project in Worcester.

Peter Holt

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Holt has been working in the building envelope field for over 25 years. Peter has expertise in various aspects of enclosure consulting including roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, and air/water barriers. Peter is also an experienced project manager.

John Karman

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Karman is a senior project manager and designer with over 30 years of experience in the building technology and engineering field. His substantial project history includes a wide array of services including a background in structural engineering with a focus on building envelope work specializing in investigation, condition surveys, design of building envelope restoration, new building peer review of design, bidding services and construction administration.

Nathan Kenison


Mr. Kenison has experience in project and property management, including project management roles on several large-scale condominium building envelope repair projects. Nathan is currently bringing his problem solving skills to bear on a major waterproofing restoration at an iconic Boston-area institution.

Sean Maiden, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Maiden has over 7 years of experience consulting on building envelope issues including investigations, peer reviews, laboratory and field testing, repair design, and building enclosure commissioning (BECx). Sean is a licensed Professional Engineer in MA, VT, and IA.

Carmen Prantil


Carmen is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Systems Management, with a Building Science and Technology emphasis. This means Carmen is perfectly suited to jump right into our efforts to solve building envelope problems and has already made big impacts on several projects including waterproofing and curtain wall repairs at a Cambridge university you probably know.

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