On June 14, 2023 Copeland Building Envelope Consulting will be 5 years old. I think that’s pretty neat. About half of businesses fail within the first 5 years, so getting here was by no means a foregone conclusion.Read more
At CopelandBEC we’re big proponents of leveraging technology to improve our work, including improving flexibility and work-life balance for our team. Often that means we we’re connecting online via services like Slack Huddles or Google Meet conferences. Our team is empowered to work at whatever time and place is most effective to accomplish our goals.
Sometimes that still means meeting in person. Our sunlit industrial loft-style office in central Mass. is perfect for the kind of collaboration and connection that is best achieved face to face.
As you can see we’re not dogmatic about analog vs. digital media… as with most things the answer is “both/and” not “either/or”—we use whatever works best (and that can vary from person to person).
Read more about our approach to our work.
The post below is taken directly from our internal team wiki. The intent of sharing it here is to give a bit more context to what it’s like working with us and lay out our motivations for doing the work that we do. We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section below.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.– apparently not Albert Einstein
We are here to solve problems.
We want more buildings that last centuries instead of decades. We want durability and resiliency so that we can conserve limited resources. We want to help people create sustainable shelter for generations to come.
But building problems keep occurring. Roofs leak or blow off. Windows leak or get covered in condensation. Basements (you guessed it) leak or become dank and unusable.
We know how to build so that performance problems are avoided. The fundamental knowledge about how to build better is readily available.
Yet, we keep making the same mistakes and problems keep occurring.
Why? What can we do differently to create better outcomes?Read more
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!Read more
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!