Analysis and Interpretation

Barrier Sciences Group uses a science-based approach to provide customers with a menu of quality services.  Everything we do is rooted in ethical business practices, and our primary focus is always on our customer’s specific challenges and attendant remedies.

The BSG team consists of a group of experienced engineers, architectural technologists, energy auditors, and thermographers - all of them highly trained (and certified) and with a passion for enhancing the operational performance and energy profile of the building.

The BSG approach is comprehensive and methodical.  Our 8-point building performance analysis - investigation, assessment, recommendation, initialization, management, inspection, confirmation and testing - is based on proven methodology and years of experience.

Barrier Sciences Group is always on the lookout for new technologies and approaches.  And when it comes to building envelope deep energy retrofit and weatherization, the BSG team is at the forefront - with a solution-oriented approach that addresses the challenges.

Beyond the 8-point building performance analysis, BSG provides an additional analysis and interpretation phase, which is more fine-tuned and nuanced.  The bottom line, of course, is common:  to review all of the data and information gathered (known to be reliable) in order to gain a thorough understanding of the root cause of the issue or problem.  And reliable information is only the beginning – it must be correctly assessed and interpreted.

Senior BSG team members review all information and data - whether it was assembled by BSG during their investigation, or by other consulting sources.  The BSG team comprises members who are selected on a “best fit criteria”, and who have the knowledge, experience and expertise that best suit the project needs.  Needless to say, an in-depth understanding of the issues is key to a successful outcome.

The principal purpose of the analysis and interpretation phase is to determine the nature of the building envelope weakness – it’s a preparatory step that supports the development of an action plan.  And to further confirm the accuracy and reliability of gathered information, the BSG team undertakes an analytical vetting process.  Once satisfied that data is germane to the issues at hand, the development of recommendations can proceed.

For the professional, good decisions require good information – but even good information remains meaningless without the right analysis.  For BSG, initial recommendations, as well as final recommendations, are based on the fundamental belief that the most obvious solution is usually the most appropriate solution.  However, in an effort to avoid jumping to conclusions, the team also looks for “out of the box” solutions.

Overall, recommendations and project proposals from the BSG team are based on two main merits: cost effectiveness and practicality of implementation.  Additionally, BSG has found that adding more “interesting” approaches to project solutions can have dramatic benefits.  By way of past experience, BSG believes that a project can often derive positive outcomes from solutions that are less obvious, and sometimes obscure.

Finally, it’s important to mention that Barrier Sciences Group is sensitive to project budgets and undertakes a cost-benefit analysis for each recommendation that is proposed. 

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