VERTEX’s Building Envelope Services Group has been experiencing a project boom in downtown San Diego in recent months, with contracts representing over 1,500 new residential units in the 92101 zip code alone. In fact, if you spot a project as you drive by or fly over the downtown skyline these days, chances are it’s one of ours.
Under the leadership of Steve Easton and Steve Grimes, this unique team of specialists provides builders with an integrated approach to building envelope systems, which includes everything from below-grade foundations to roofing to cladding systems to doors and fenestration systems. In a nutshell, the Building Envelope Group is focused on assuring against water intrusion issues, mitigating potential liability issues and enhancing overall building performance. These days, that’s no simple task.
Oftentimes these building components are installed by a number of different contractors and are covered by a patchwork of individual warranties and contracts. That’s fine until (or more accurately, when) something goes wrong. It gets ugly—and expensive—very quickly as the fingers point and the attorneys prepare for battle.
“In today’s building environment, every component and system is interconnected,” said Easton. “It’s more important than ever for builders to have someone on the team who understands how all of the individual pieces work together, including the façade, roofing, windows, curtain walls, flashing, waterproofing, foundation, terrace and plaza elements, and rooftop green spaces. That’s where we come in.”
In addition to the bounty of work in downtown San Diego, the Building Envelope team is also actively involved in projects throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
To learn more about VERTEX’s Building Envelope Group and its proactive approach to risk management solutions, contact Steve Grimes.
Building Envelope Projects in San Diego
This article was originally published by Xpera Group which is now part of The Vertex Companies, Inc.