University of Connecticut, Engineering and Science Building

Building Enclosure Commissioning
Storrs, CT


University of Connecticut Engineering Science Building


Gale was retained to provide building enclosure commissioning services for the new Engineering and Science Building at the University of Connecticut. Our services included:


  • Provided peer review of 90% construction drawings and specifications relating to building enclosure systems including roofing, exterior windows/wall assemblies, waterproofing, flashings, air and thermal barriers, and compatibility of materials
  • Assistance with development of the commissioning plan/specifications pertaining to building enclosure systems
  • Assistance with testing criteria, and reporting duties of the contractors, construction manager, and owner
  • Reviewed building enclosure shop drawings and on-site mock-ups
  • Monitored installation of waterproofing systems, air and vapor barriers, membrane and metal flashings, terra cotta rain screen, curtainwalls, and vegetative roofing system
  • Provided field reports for each visit including written and photographic documentation of observations and deviations from contract documents and approved shop drawings; suggested resolutions to Architect of Record
  • Provided continually updated cumulative tracking log of deficiencies and open action items; informed project team of items noted during each site visit
  • Participation in periodic pre-installation, progress, and construction meetings to address issues relating to exterior enclosure assemblies