We publish Architechnics to inform our clients and colleagues of some of the issues and problems we are addressing in our practice. By publishing technical articles and case studies, we hope to circulate information that can help practicing architects, building managers, and others in the building trade and related professions.
Due to the unique nature of our practice, McGinnis Chen Associates Inc. is often the beneficiary of hindsight. That is, we are often asked to examine, analyze, and repair failed building systems, principally regarding the building envelope.
Having done this type of work for decades, our office has accumulated a wealth of insight into the causes of many different types of building failures and how they might be rectified or avoided. We routinely work on buildings ranging from residences to high-rises, commercial to governmental, and old to new.