Prepared by the Subcommittee on Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope of the Committee on Structural Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Buildings of the Codes and Standards Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope, ASCE/SEI 30-14, provides a guideline and methodology for assessing the condition and performance of existing building envelope systems and components, as well as identifying problematic and dysfunctional elements. The adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, and improvement of existing buildings include an accurate assessment of the building envelope. Failures of the building envelope can result not only in structural damage but also in safety or health problems. Proper evaluation of the building envelope is often the first step toward stabilization and rehabilitation of a building.