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Building Science Corporation is a building science consulting and full service architecture firm with clients throughout North America. We specialize in building technology consulting for all types of buildings including commercial, institutional and residential. Our focus is preventing and resolving problems related to building design, construction and operation. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in moisture dynamics, indoor air quality, and building failure forensic investigations. We are also on the leading edge of the design of sustainable buildings and communities. We believe in promoting energy efficiency and environmental responsibility within the constraints of marketable and affordable building technology.
BSC began its practice and established its reputation in building science by investigating problems related to the durability and performance of buildings. Forensic investigations of performance problems such as mold, rot, decay, odors, uncontrolled humidity, and poor indoor air quality remain a critical part of our practice, especially with the increasing complexity of architectural designs and the continuous development of more advanced (and often more moisture sensitive) building materials.
BSC provides whole building design assistance in the preliminary design and design development phases as well as detail review and specific system design through the development of the contract documents. During construction we schedule site visits as needed to observe the installation of mock-ups, specific building systems, and any complicated details, as well as to respond to any unanticipated field conditions or design changes.
BSC’s work on commercial projects typically begins with either a forensic investigation of a known problem or with a general building enclosure condition survey to determine the areas of the building that may be deteriorating and in need of repair. The field investigation is followed with the development of prioritized repair recommendations, typically outlining several approaches that clients may select depending on their constraints and preferences.
As a full service architecture firm with a prodigious understanding of building science, material science, and energy efficiency, BSC takes a multi-disciplinary team approach to design comfortable, durable, healthy, and energy efficient buildings. Our work includes both new construction and retrofit projects that start with schematic design and are taken through construction documents, bidding, permitting, construction administration and post-construction monitoring.
BSC regularly conducts workshops and seminars that cover both fundamental and advanced building science topics. We are frequently invited to present our research in academic and professional conferences across the country. For recent and upcoming seminars and workshops by the BSC team, visit our Events page.
Building Science Corporation has conducted extensive research in building science and material science, with particular focus on the flow of air and moisture through wall and roof assemblies. Most of this research is published on our website and is often a result of collaboration with universities, other research firms, materials manufacturers, and the U.S. Department of Energy. BSC conducts research both in the field and in laboratory settings.