Building Science

Building Science

Our engineering and design team focuses on how heat, air, water, and moisture moves throughout a building. We incorporate building sciences into new builds and renovation projects, and can visit your property to provide an assessment of issues you want to rectify.

Read more about building science on our blog.


Working closely with AcoustiGuard we provide design solutions for interior room acoustics for privacy or sound control. From boardrooms to personal home theatres, we focus on acoustic comfort for everyone.

  1. Acoustics assessment and consultation
  2. Product research and recommendations
  3. Drawings for product integration into the design

Enery Use and Conservation

Energy use plays a large role in a building owner’s monthly costs. Ensuring reduced energy losses through walls and around windows, as well as efficient heating and cooling equipment will help aid in conserving energy.

  1. Thermal analysis to determine where heat loss and gain are occurring
  2. Wall assembly and window design to reduce energy loss
  3. Indoor air temperature and flow analysis to determine heating, ventilation, and air conditioning requirements
  4. Equipment and system recommendations to aid in energy conservation
  5. Recommendation and integration of alternative energy solutions


Sustainability is about finding a way to meet today’s needs without compromising our planet’s natural resources. Sustainable development can be as complex as designing and building a new passive house, but it can also be as simple as making smart design or material choices that reduce energy loss from your home which in turn reduces how much energy is required to heat or cool the building.

  1. Research and recommendations for sustainable and durable material choices
  2. Sustainable building design consultation
  3. Design drawings detailing material selection or building design

Learn more about sustainable development and the impact of sustainability on our Contignum website.

Building Envelope

Our design team focuses on building envelope design for all of our projects to ensure your home is properly protected against damage from the elements.

  1. Building envelope design
  2. Wall assembly rating calculations and design optimization
  3. Official design drawings for building permit applications
  4. Building envelope assessment for maintenance and repair recommendations
  5. Design detailing for rainwater management
  6. Ventilation and air conditioning to control indoor air humidity
  7. Building envelope design to prevent moisture accumulation in the wall assembly
  8. Building assessments to determine the potential causes of issues and create a remediation plan

Read more about the building envelope on our blog.