Fixing Window Leaks in Tall Buildings

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and exterior facade consultant for window leaks in tall buildings. As we head into our rainy season, there are many participants in a relatively recent social experiment – life in a high-rise – who will discover that their “building envelope” is not enveloping them as well as it did last season. Just like a bucket or a car tire,…

Keying for Window Leak Survey

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for leaking windows. Surveying field conditions requires on-the-fly creativity. First, you must be experienced enough to recognize a new field condition, then you must quickly assign it a meaningful name. Sometimes, it can also be very helpful to assign the condition a unique graphical key, or symbol, which will make the viewing of your survey sheet more…

Documentary Photos for Curtainwall Survey

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for leaking curtainwalls. A curtainwall is the ubiquitous “wall of glass” seen on many downtown buildings. Its framing system drapes across the face of the building’s structure. In contrast, a window sits within an opening in the structure. A window-wall generally runs floor to ceiling in long runs, but is basically a window system because it sits…

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