Building Science

DSC00138Building science, a term that is used to describe the study and analysis of buildings, construction materials and building systems with specific attention paid to the building envelope components. There is also a focus on optimizing building performance and maximizing service life, while at the same time ensuring the health and safety of the building occupants.


Burton’s expertise includes computerized building assessments, overcladding technologies and forensic investigation of building failures.

Sample Articles:

Skin Deep, published by

Overcladding science has moved forward, and may be a solution our geriatric residential towers are in desperate need of if they are to remain livable.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Potential Impact of Climate Change on the Building Envelope, published by DAILY NEWS Mar 15, 2012 12:24 PM

There are signs that we be may begin to see the early signs of what is now commonly referred to as the effect of climate change on new and existing buildings, and most engineers agree that any significant change. . . read more



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