Research and guideline work represents an opportunity for RDH to delve deeper into issues that are of interest to the industry. The knowledge that we gain contributes to the expertise of our staff and the firm as a whole. The technical reports and guideline documents that often follow these research projects provide the entire industry with an improved understanding of building enclosure behavior, as well as protocols for effective design and construction practices.
We are also retained to assist in the development of construction industry products, both in product design and in testing and evaluating products.
Participant comments on RDH research paper presented at the 2009 Building Envelope Technology Symposium in San Diego, CA:
“Best presentation in terms of content and new information of the entire symposium.”
“Eye opening findings!”
“Well done! Finally an explanation for 4 failures I have seen over the years in the San Francisco Bay area.”
“Interesting study—some good things to consider in product design.”
“Very interesting topic. Showed great application of engineering problem-solving.”