Hume Contracting | Building Envelopes Calgary, Home Energy Savings Calgary

By: Hume Contracting  09-12-2011

Hume Contracting has years of experience converting inefficient buildings into durable, comfortable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings that tenants can brag about. We assess the sources of failures whether from human activities or nature and takes action to get you back on track.

Reasons to control building failures:

  • To increase the sustainability of buildings
  • Make buildings last longer and be more energy efficient
  • Achieve buildings that offer better dollar value with lower maintenance costs
  • Safer properties by reducing hazards and accidents in buildings
  • Combat poor air quality to avoid “sick building syndrome” and building related illnesses
  • To minimize negligence and other legal consequences in construction

3 main focuses of building envelope:

  1. Investigate the cause of failure;
  2. Rectify the problem;
  3. Prevention of future issues

Types of failures:

  • Aesthetic - concrete, peeling & flaking paint, ceilings, etc.Functional – doors, windows, etc
  • System failure of components and elements – de-bonding & bubbling of membrane
  • Structural – issues caused by settlement & subsidence
  • Non-structural – roof, eaves troughs, downspouts, plaster, paint blistering & peeling, floor coverings, etc
  • Reversible – jamming of doors & windows due to moisture
  • Irreversible – chemical reaction, structural movement issues, etc
  • Material failures – deterioration of metals, wood, mortar, brick, etc

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