Webinar: Better Buildings - Unique Solutions for Building Envelope Repair

October 15, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Member Price: $0


Free webinar for members!
Hosted by Thornton Tomasetti

Attendees will receive the webinar link and information via email one hour before the webinar begins.

Facade repair and maintenance is a costly undertaking. It is critical to understand and solve the real problem when analyzing existing building facades. Each building is unique, and this presentation offers real-life examples outlining out-of-the box thinking for facade repair, along with innovative tools and planning techniques that provide more information to building owners and architects to guide project decisions.

By attending this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Identify basic facade repair techniques and explain the benefits of performing a thorough facade investigation/ evaluation.
  • Recognize how hygrothermal, heat transfer, structural, and other analytical approaches interact to reach a holistic repair strategy.
  • Recognize when invasive investigation and/or building materials testing/sampling is necessary.


Rachel Michelin, Vice President at Thornton Tomasetti
As a member of the Renewal practice, Rachel Michelin leads an architectural team focused on building envelope improvement and renovation projects. She has extensive experience in the evaluation and repair of masonry, concrete, stone, curtain walls, roofing and waterproofing, as well as in the design and incorporation of contemporary materials for window replacement and recladding projects. Rachel has provided forensic expertise and design solutions for buildings of all sizes, vintages and construction types. As a certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Agent, she is skilled in devising strategies for improving the energy performance of existing buildings. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional with a building design and construction specialty credential and is passionate about incorporating sustainable principles into the design, repair and renovation of building envelopes.