Art of Construction
AOC Show 295: The Life and Times of a Building Enclosure Specialist
Alan Jalón, Director of Architectural Technology at Genesis AEC, joins us for episode 295 of Art of Construction.
Since its inception, Genesis AEC – an award-winning architecture, engineering, and construction firm – has helped life sciences companies usher in the next generation of life-saving therapies, treatments, and technologies. Whether it’s providing AE support for existing sites; commissioning, validation, and qualification for specific processes or equipment; or turnkey design-build solutions, their team blends sound science and technical expertise with quality and safety to deliver unparalleled results.
Alan is their resident building envelope specialist, and when a building's envelope isn't working correctly, he is called to the rescue. From his experience, he believes building owners and project teams need more awareness of enclosure components (air/water control layers) so they can be more proactive. Understanding the root causes of water infiltration (roof leaks, failed sealants, failed glazing, joint assembly etc.) is critical and can help decrease operational costs over a building’s lifespan, increase operational efficiency, and naturally prevent future water damage.
Join Devon and Alan as they discuss some of his favorite project stories over the years, the most common causes for why building envelopes don't perform well, the need for more education between architects, contractors and the trades on how building components go together, Alan's favorite trends in architectural technology, and more!