Mark Meshulam, BPI
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Exterior Building Consultant
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Mr. Meshulam specializes in windows, glass, mirrors, curtainwalls, entrances, skylights, panel systems, louvers, window films, sealants and similar architectural products. He has over 34 years of experience in construction, consulting, contracting, laboratory and field testing, forensic investigations, insurance claims and expert witness work.
Mr. Meshulam assists clients with claims, including insurance claims and disputes involving leakage in the building envelope, failure of building envelope components (such as glass breakage, leaks and sealant failure), excessive condensation and also personal injury arising out of such products, including injuries from glass breakage and detachment and falls from windows. He offers expertise to property owners who face planning decisions regarding the future of building components, such as whether windows should be repaired or replaced, proper selection of low-e glass, proper detailing for sealant applications, and cost-benefit studies.
In his capacities at Builders Architectural Products, Inc., one of Chicago’s largest glazing contractors, Meshulam was directly involved with the performance of hundreds of building envelope projects covering the full range of buildings from single family to 57 story high-rises, totaling millions of square feet of installed products. Project types includes commercial buildings, schools, universities, hospitals, power plants, penal institutions, factories, single-family, multi-family and historic renovation, including the renowned Field Museum of Natural History. Drawing upon his experience as a contractor, Mr. Meshulam is able to address with authority industry practices not necessarily published, and improve designs for most cost effective installation and higher performance.
As Director of Engineering for Builders Architectural Products, Inc., he oversaw the production of shop drawings, directed the work of draftsmen and structural engineers, creating a cross-referencing system for relating shop drawings details with structural calculations, as well as producing a volume of online drafting standards that were successfully employed for numerous large scale projects. Meshulam is responsible for scores of original aluminum extrusion designs used on custom projects to meet unique project specifications, along with the direct involvement with manufacturers required to successfully produce and test the new or innovated products. Committed to field quality control, Meshulam issued illustrated installation manuals for selected projects, and taught training courses for installers. Meshulam now brings these clear, highly illustrated presentation methods for the benefit of clients, to assist in communicating difficult technical problems in support of an expert opinion.
Meshulam is an accomplished author and speaker, having published over 50 trade articles and having spoken at numerous industry events, including seminars where Architects and Engineers earned continuing education credits.