Introducing the Pushing the Envelope Podcast

Since we love building science, building envelope technology, and high performance construction we started a podcast! All the cool kids have a podcast these days so why not us?

The show is about making buildings better. We’ll talk about architecture, engineering and construction as well as building science and how all of this goes into making more durable, comfortable and efficient buildings. It’s hosted by CopelandBEC Principal Matt Copeland and will feature guests from around the industry.

In the first episode Matt talks with Ken Kiefer (on LinkedIn) of SIGA North America. Matt and Ken discuss a variety of topics including Ken’s work on a recent passive house project in Cambridge, MA, what contractors and designers are looking for from manufacturers of high performance building materials, and some of the resources available at SIGA’s High-Performance Construction Academy.

#1: Ken Kiefer, High Performance Construction Academy Director, SIGA North America Pushing the Envelope

All episodes are available to stream from on our podcast page.

Pushing the Envelope is currently available on Apple, Spotify, Google, Anchor and others. Please check it out and leave a review! Contact us for feedback or to suggest a guest.

Kiran Sam Thomas Joins CopelandBEC

Copeland Building Envelope Consulting is pleased to welcome Kiran Sam Thomas to our growing team. Mr. Thomas joins as a Consultant after recently graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering.

Mr. Thomas has previously worked in construction management roles on the new Lowell Trial Court in Lowell, MA as well as at Artech Celestia premium apartments in Trivandrum, India. He’s experienced in construction management and construction administration tasks such as RFI and submittal review, punch list management and construction observation.

Kiran will be contributing to our building envelope consulting work throughout the greater Boston area as well as across the Northeast.

Welcome to CopelandBEC, Kiran!