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In recognition that a sound building envelope is important to the comfort, health, and safety of its occupants, we are committed to providing services that complement those of your mechanical and environmental specialists.

We are analysts, specifiers, and designers of wall systems employing technical information from the International Code Councils family of codes including the IRC, IBC and IECC. In addition, we regard FM Global, Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL), ASHRAE, ASTM, ANSI, NFRC, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Federal Specifications (FS), and state and local building codes.

Our in-house thermal imaging and radiology services employ infrared and nuclear technology for analysis of building surfaces and components, including walls. Please consider our qualified experience with this excellent means of non-destructive testing.

Our assessments of EIFS, DEFS, curtain walls, masonry, fenestration, sealants and sealers, roofing, and architectural metals create a solid foundation for maintenance management planning & budgeting.

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514 Division Street Envelope Assessment

Client: Schoep’s Ice Cream Company, Inc.
Location: Madison, WI
Completed: July 2010
FEI Services: Investigation 
Contractor: Cubic Wall Systems, Inc.

In the history of Schoep’s original building inventory rests numerous endeavors aimed at perpetuating the functionality of these structures, both internally and externally. Over-cladding was one example of these endeavors; exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) cladding covered an aging insulated-panel assembly. The result was an embellished insulated wall containing an inadvertent vapor barrier. The science of the wall section was reclassified.

In a similar vein, the roofing system alterations over time affected the performance of not only the roof but the walls, too. For the freezers, the effects were dramatic. What FEI found was a building shell slowly transforming into an igloo.

Schoep’s seized the moment to update roofing and cladding and to proceed with the replacement of one structure which they had been planning. Crisis averted. Down-time was minimal since another newer facility of Schoep’s was on-line. Schoep’s remains a staple in Madison, continuing to foster good will and good food.

  • 514 Division Street Envelope Assessment
  • 514 Division Street Envelope Assessment
  • 514 Division Street Envelope Assessment
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