At a facility with many buildings, such as an educational institution, healthcare complex, or corporate campus, prioritizing repair and maintenance needs as well as anticipating the service life of building envelope components can be intimidating.
The building envelope’s fundamental purpose is to offer protection from the elements, providing comfort and safety to occupants within. However, in the quest for improved performance and innovation, additional roles and requirements have arisen.
Building envelopes are typically a series of materials separating the building interior climate from the exterior. All these materials must be connected from wall to roof, and wall to floor/foundation.
RCI, an international association of building envelope consultants, will hold its 32nd International Convention and Trade Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in California from March 16 to 21. More than 1300 people are expected to attend.