CBI was retained to evaluate the exterior window, door, and masonry wall systems at the Charlestown High School and Community Center due to excessive leakage. CBI provided design services to replace all the windows and doors while repairing the masonry with through wall flashing to create a weather tight building envelope design.
The new window design incorporated solera glass, which has increased light diffusing capacities, increasing daylight in each room. Decorative laminated colored gel glass was also designed at accent locations including the bridge, which has triangular shaped windows within the truss structure. In addition to eliminating leaks, modernizing the look, and improving energy efficiency of the building through window replacement, the project also include door replacement, masonry repair, and extensive through wall flashing repair.