CopelandBEC Welcomes Sean Maiden, P.E.

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.

Welcome to CopelandBEC, Sean!

Here is Sean gathering field data at Rollins Chapel on the campus of Dartmouth College

CopelandBEC Welcomes Peter Holt

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.

Newly-minted CopelandBEC Senior Project Manager Pete Holt performing a parapet inspection

Getting Started at Rollins Chapel

CopelandBEC has been engaged to provide building envelope consulting for a planned renovation at historic Rollins Chapel on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. We’re excited to join a talented team including Jones Architecture of Salem, MA and RFS Engineering of Laconia, NH.

Rollins Chapel at Dartmouth College

Since its dedication in 1885 Rollins Chapel has served as the College’s spiritual center…Work began on the new chapel in June 1884. The building, which President Lord described as “Romanesque in general style with entrances under heavy round arches,” was constructed of pink granite with red sandstone trimming. Its floor plan was in the form of a Greek cross, and it had a seating capacity of about 600. The architect was John L. Faxon of Boston.

Dartmouth College website

The planned renovation includes both interior and exterior repairs. We’ll be consulting on the design for repairs to below-grade waterproofing systems, mass masonry exterior walls, and stained glass windows.

CopelandBEC staff have extensive experience on historic restoration projects, including work at the New York State Capitol and Massachusetts State House. More recently CopelandBEC has assisted with building envelope repairs at historic buildings on the campuses of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth, MA.

We’re eager to apply our expertise to this beautiful building at Dartmouth College.

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.