Bell & Spina was the Building Envelope Commissioning Agent for the construction phase of the 281,000 square foot building which included offices, classrooms, gymnasium, swimming pool and an ice arena. At approximately 47 feet high, the exterior wall area of 92,500 square feet was largely steel structure with masonry cavity walls and a concrete block back-up. The renovation project included removal of existing masonry veneer and replacement with a closed-cell spray insulated metal stud wall, faced with glass-mat gypsum sheathing and a terracotta rainscreen system. All storefront entrance doors, exit doors, curtainwall and window systems were replaced. Commissioning responsibilities included construction phase monitoring of masonry walls; steel stud framed exterior walls with terracotta rainscreen systems; air and moisture barriers; roof and wall insulation; windows; storefronts; curtainwall systems; sealants and flashing. Provided thermography of the building façade in accordance with ASTM E 1186–17, “Standard Practice for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems”. Arranged for and observed air and water penetration testing at multiple locations in accordance with AAMA 501.2 and AAMA 503.
"Bell & Spina's impeccable credentials as exterior envelope specialists, steadfast attention to detail and unparalleled concern for a quality project, set them apart from other architectural firms."
— Jan June, Director of Facilities at Finger Lakes Community College