College Building Envelope Assessment in Centralia, WA

Located in northeast Centralia, the Centralia College Campus contained four buildings experiencing roofing systems reaching the end of their expected life, and the Department of Enterprise Services reached out to us for an assessment. Our team performed an inspection of the existing conditions to evaluate any reported building envelope issues and overall conditions. 

We utilized a combination of non-invasive and invasive investigation methods to identify areas where failures were occurring. Relying on aerial infrared thermography using a drone outfitted with an IR camera and evaluation of the hygrothermal characteristics of the building, the team was able to identify the root causes of the problems. This enabled the architects to determine an appropriate scope of work and design approach to maximize the available budget for Centralia College.