This wall section drawing shows the increasing complexity of building envelopes as we ask them to do more and more for less and less. Unfortunately, the more complex the system, usually the greater the potential for errors.
Let’s face it, sometimes we would like to ask if anyone else has ever dealt with the particular situation that’s staring us in the face right now.
You could ask your co-worker in the next office. You can also ask a nationwide — perhaps even global — community of building enclosures professionals. You might not get an answer. You might not get the answer you were looking for. But it doesn’t hurt to ask.
And who knows, You might get the exact clue you needed.
An e-mail group of hundreds, or thousands of fellow professionals may not be a replacement for a qualified building envelope consultant, but it may be a place to start. It may be a place to FIND a qualified building envelope consultant. It may be a good place to be if you ARE a qualified building envelope consultant.
Maybe you’re writing something and you need a stat that you just can’t find anywhere.
Being a member of the group is a way to build relationships, to help and get help when you need it. And although this group isn’t about marketing, advertising or self-promotion, is there a better way to promote yourself than by helping someone else?
You don’t have to check in and out. It’s just e-mail. If the subject line doesn’t appeal to you, delete it. It’s just a handy desktop resource with unlimited experience and brainpower — including, hopefully, yours.
It’s easy to join the Building Enclosures Group. It’s just as easy to leave if you decide you don’t like it. Here’s the link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BuildingEnclosuresGroup