SERVICES

Whether you are looking to construct a superior building envelope or to diagnose a building envelope problem, Optimize Envelope Engineering  Ltd. (OEE) is the right choice.

EXPERTISE

From single family homes, to multi-million dollar developments, our team of engineering professionals has supported hundreds of commercial and residential projects.
DESIGN REVIEWS
Whether our client is designing a high-rise or adding a heated garage to their century home we are here to offer the best professional advice.  Before our clients even break earth we strive to provide them with invaluable insights into code compliance and projected envelope performance. Our team works together with design professionals, contractors and owners to achieve our common goal of peak envelope performance.
We implement a comprehensive rubric to evaluate architectural plans or specification that save our clients invaluable time and resources during the initial stages of envelope design, Engage OEE early on in your construction process to fully realize your project goals avoiding costly delays down the road.
PRODUCT REVIEWS
OEE is current on the newest commercially available products in North America including polymeric mortars, acrylic stucco, hydrophobic coatings and countless other envelope systems. We consult directly with manufacturers and conduct in-house lab testing to ensure reliable, unbiased recommendations for any product our client is considering on their building envelope installation.
FAILURE INVESTIGATION
Despite the best efforts of all builders, there arise cases of building failure in new and old construction alike. With a wealth of field-based experience diagnosing enclosure deficiencies, OEE brings a commitment to determine and document the causes of a reported envelope issue.  OEE confidently executes forensic-level testing and furnishing of accompanying documentation in a vast spectrum of construction cases. Be it moisture leaks, fungal growth, code insufficiency or all manner of best practice deviations, OEE will weigh in with expert opinion and recommendations.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
We offer to our clients a suite of project management services during design and realization of their unique construction projects.  OEE engages with a construction team at all phases concerning the building envelope. We have been retained to provide consultation spanning years of development for hundreds of new constructions or renovations. OEE affords our clients the ability to interact with our project management software and receive real time updates from the engineering lead uniquely assigned to oversee their project.  Reach out to our admin team and they will knowledgeably arrange an ideal project manager to serve as a dedicated point of contact and expertise in your project of any type.
SITE REVIEWS DURING CONSTUCTION
As part of our larger quality assurance offerings, OEE is routinely engaged to provide periodic site reviews at any stage in the building envelope realization. In past projects such as Calgary’s West LRT, we have executed daily waterproofing inspections to meet the rigorous standards of public transit projects. For single family, commercial or multifamily jobs we are engaged to deliver reports weekly or as the project status dictates. Contact our friendly staff to tailor a site review plan appropriate to your unique construction requirements.
LEED AND SUSTAINABILITY ASSISTANCE
OEE consistently strives to facilitate functional, economic and sustainable envelope implementations. Our team of envelope professionals is LEED certified and versed in meeting the rigorous regulations of Canada’s New Energy Building Code. Calculating the performance of sophisticated insulation assemblies or heat exchange models is all in a day’s work for OEE staff.
BUILDING ENVELOPE ASSESSMENTS
If you are looking to assess your building for damages, resale potential or a repair budget we specialize in giving a fair appraisal of the envelope condition. Unsure if a problem warrants a quick fix or in-depth renovation? OEE can give you the clarity and trusted advice you need when considering the legacy of your property. We conduct reviews and provide reporting in keeping with the aims of municipal bylaws, international standards and best practice.
BUILDING AND FOUNDATION WATERPROOFING CONSULTING
We excel in examining and testing the viability of building foundations with their associated waterproofing systems. OEE works closely with large builders to review and approve commercial waterproofing applications under strict time constraints. Some of our past projects have involved upwards of fifty to a hundred quality reviews during a critical span of waterproofing installation. In addition to new construction, we service our clients with fair but exacting assessments of aged or deficient foundation moisture barriers.
QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL (QA/QC) PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
We work in tandem with our clients to develop a customized quality assurance plan to meet the scale of any project. If you are looking ensure your trades are installing to manufacturer requirements or that the construction managers have properly coordinated the phases of envelope installation we have you covered. OEE experts draw from years of new construction experience and witnessing subsequent short comings to pinpoint envelope irregularities well before they impact your project goals.
FORMS, SCHEDULES AND ENGINEER LETTERS REQUIRED BY MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS
Form A, Form C, Form E, Form S, EIFS letters, etc

Please see our associated pages for valuable information regarding each of these local form requirements.

EVENTS

In addition, we offer presentations and courses, and carry out research projects on products and materials in our classroom and laboratory facility.
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