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Winter is here! Cold temps and snow bring complications for construction work, and this is especially true for temperature-sensitive materials like masonry. What special steps need to be taken for cold weather masonry work?
In this post we’ll share some resources that we often consult when we encounter wintertime masonry work.
In a blink, we’re almost halfway through January! We have a lot to be excited about coming up in 2022, and we’re eagerly looking ahead to the new year. Before that, though, let’s take a minute to reflect on 2021 at Copeland Building Envelope Consulting.
On January 1, 2021 CopelandBEC had 3 employees. Over the course of the year we have added 5 new team members bringing us to 8 total!
Copeland Building Envelope Consulting is pleased to welcome Sean Maiden, P.E. (IA) to our team of building envelope specialists! Sean joins us as a Senior Consultant with more than 5 years of experience solving building enclosure problems including performing investigations, peer reviews, laboratory and field testing, repair design, and building enclosure commissioning (BECx). Sean is a licensed Professional Engineer in IA.
Sean has made great contributions already, working on a variety of projects including historic masonry and stained glass repairs at Rollins Chapel (Dartmouth College), below-grade waterproofing at The Esplanade Condominiums in Hudson, MA, and roofing and deck repairs at WhiteStone Condominiums in Groveland, MA.
Copeland Building Envelope Consulting is working with Dietz & Company Architects on a gut renovation project at the former Essex Apartments in downtown Holyoke, MA. The project will restore this historic property into affordable housing units. Building enclosure repairs include masonry restoration, window replacement, and roofing replacement.
Built in 1888 in the Queen Anne style, the building features brick masonry, sandstone, slate, and terra cotta accents. We are providing complete building envelope repair design services including drawings and specifications.
Copeland Building Envelope Consulting is excited to welcome Peter Holt to the team as a Senior Project Manager. Pete has been working in the building envelope field for over 25 years and has expertise in various aspects of enclosure consulting including roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, and air/water barriers. Peter is also an experienced project manager and will contribute steady leadership as the firm grows.
Pete has contributed to a variety of projects already, including several investigations from Boston to Springfield. We haven’t gotten around to hiring a photographer yet, so here’s an action shot of Pete inspecting a parapet wall—we promise that’s him, you’ll just have to take our word for it.