Talking Building Envelope Consulting on the Building Materials Podcast

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Andy Armento on his freshly launched Building Materials Podcast. We chatted about a (very) wide range of topics from building envelope consulting (of course) to materials testing and even robots taking over the world.

The Building Materials Podcast describes itself this way:

The mission of The Building Materials Podcast to educate those owners, architects, specifiers, engineers, consultants, and installers about the latest technologies which are disrupting the AEC industry.

Andy’s got a made-for-broadcast voice and me, well, I know some stuff about building science. Anyway, if you’re looking for a half hour of fun listening for your next commute, check out Episode 3 here:

CopelandBEC Founder Named to Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

Each year the Worcester Business Journal honors 40 central Massachusetts young professionals and I’m proud to be included in the Class of 2018!

From the article:

With this year’s WBJ 40 Under Forty, you see the people who could turn the [Worcester] cultural renaissance from a well-started idea to a full-blown reality. Not only are these up-and-coming professionals dedicated to improving their businesses, but they are putting forth their talents to help the community flourish.

It means a lot to be included on a list with so many distinguished peers, and I’m excited to continue to focus on improving this great region where I live and work.

Congratulations to the entire Class of 2018, and thank you to the Worcester Business Journal for putting this issue together.

Here are links to the entire 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty and my own 40 Under Forty profile.


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Project Update: the Lake House

Wow! It has been a whirlwind month-plus here at Copeland Building Envelope Consulting since launching the firm in June. It’s time for a quick update.

Here are just a few examples of the building envelope problems we’re helping to solve:

  • window leaks and failed cladding on a couple of single family residences
  • roofing replacement and curtain wall investigation at an institutional building on Cape Cod
  • roofing, cladding, and window replacement at a 54-unit condominium community
  • investigation of windows falling out of frames at a church-turned-condo in the Boston area
  • masonry restoration on a pretty famous campus in Cambridge
  • air barrier consulting for a new cigar bar in Boston
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Introducing: Copeland Building Envelope Consulting

A house is a machine for living in.

-Le Corbusier

When I arrived at Northeastern to study computer engineering I didn’t even know what a building envelope was, let alone that someone could make a career out of helping to make it work better. Even when I moved over to the civil engineering department I thought I would design the structures of bridges or skyscrapers.

But thanks to a lucky first co-op assignment (thank you Professor Tillman) I ended up at a firm that had a whole group of people who specialized in this unique niche hybrid of engineering, architecture, materials science and more.

Now after many years, stints at a couple of other great firms (here and here), and even a sabbatical traveling in Southeast Asia I’m embarking on this new adventure in entrepreneurship and I couldn’t be more excited.

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