Existing Buildings

From significant historic buildings to contemporary complexes, our architects, engineers, material scientists and construction managers embrace the challenge of helping each unique building project reach its full potential.

Our team brings a full range of interdisciplinary services and capabilities to address building performance issues while balancing aesthetic, functional, technical and cost considerations.

With dedicated professionalism, we meticulously focus on each step of the process and determine appropriate resources to ensure a successful and sustainable project outcome.

Our services include:

  • Condition Assessment
  • Testing
  • Drone Survey
  • Thermography
  • Construction Budgeting
  • Design Development
  • Rehabilitation, Repair and Replacement Design
  • Pre-bid Meeting and Bid Coordination
  • Contractor Pricing Auditing
  • Contract Administration
  • On-site Quality Control
  • Owner’s Project Manager

FEATURED PROJECTS

BROWN UNIVERSITY | PROVIDENCE, RI

Remediation Projects

BES employs extensive capabilities in investigation, testing, remedial repair design and quality control work to preserve and protect significant historic buildings.

A partial list of our projects at Brown University includes:

  • John Carter Brown Library
  • Bio-Med Sciences Center
  • The Science Library
  • Warren Alpert Medical School
  • Chapman Hall
  • Morris Hall
  • Stuart Theatre
  • Pembroke Residence Hall
  • Lyman Hall
  • Alumnae Hall
  • Walter Hall
  • Old Stone Square
  • List Art Center

CHAPEL VIEW | CRANSTON, RI

Pre-Construction and Construction Services

This commercial and residential mixed-use development encompasses six separate buildings of varying construction types. In response to ongoing renovation requirements, BES is providing pre-construction and construction services through all project phases. Services and responsibilities include budgeting, repair design, permitting, bidding, site supervision, scheduling, site logistics, quality control, weekly reporting and approval of payment applications.

At the onset of this project, BES provided an extensive condition assessment as part of the process of determining the most efficient scope options.

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL | BOSTON, MA

Roof Assessment and Replacement

As part of the development and execution of the facilities management capital plan, BES conducted a roofing and penthouses evaluation, as well as construction administration services for the hospital’s largest medical research and laboratory facility, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard. We completed substantial penthouse masonry and metal roofing restoration.

This multi-year phased project included 65,000 sf of roofing, along with significant mechanical and electrical coordination and modifications.

Rowes Wharf Boston

ROWES WHARF | BOSTON, MA

Capital Project Delivery

Situated on the iconic Boston Harbor, Rowes Wharf is a large-scale, mixed-use commercial landmark housing the five-star Boston Harbor Hotel, The Residences luxury condominiums, Class A offices, and retail facilities.

Over nearly 10 years of professional consulting services at Rowes Wharf, our team has been involved in the complete building envelope (including brick masonry façade restoration and replacement of low-slope roofs and balconies), along with recently completed plaza restoration projects.

BES has provided full-service consulting—from investigation and condition assessment to repair design, bidding, construction administration, and on-site quality control through project closeout.

PROVIDENCE CITY HALL | PROVIDENCE, RI

Historic Building Envelope Remediation and Repair

As project manager for the complete envelope revitalization of Providence’s historic City Hall, BES has performed condition assessments of the original building envelope materials, followed by a master plan, project budget and design documents for bidding of the phased construction.

We are also providing construction bidding services, award recommendations, coordination of contracts and construction administration services through the completion of the project.

Rowes Wharf Boston

THE STEEL YARD SUPER STUDIO | PROVIDENCE, RI

Owner’s Project Manager

Housed in a historic brick masonry structure, The Steel Yard is an award-winning, nonprofit industrial arts center serving the local community.

BES assisted OPM with construction oversight and direction, bidding, scheduling, budgeting, quality control, weekly reporting, and payment requisition approval. Additionally, we provided architectural drawing peer review with a focus and impact on the project’s building enclosure design.

128 FIRST AVENUE – DATA CENTER | NEEDHAM, MA

Investigation and Targeted Repairs

At this state-of-the-art data center, BES performed the exterior systems investigation, designed rehabilitation plans and details, implemented mock-up repair testing and completed on-site quality control of repairs.

Rowes Wharf Boston

DEXTER SOUTHBRIDGE SCHOOL ICE ARENA | BROOKLINE, MA

Condition Assessment

Ensuring the safety of skaters on this school ice arena was a key consideration when we provided a condition assessment of the existing building enclosure system. The scope of this project included forensic investigation, repair design of new flashing, waterproofing and insulation details, and quality control throughout the duration of repair construction.

JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY CITY VIEW TOWERS | CHARLOTTE, NC

Capital Project Delivery

This eight-story, 27,000-sf brick, stucco and EIFS-clad dormitory was built in 2004 on JWU’s Charlotte campus.

BES provided rehabilitation services including a condition assessment of the EIFS, repair design, mock-up review, field testing, contract administration, on-site quality control and construction management services.