The recent severe winter weather and storms affecting much of the contiguous United States was felt by all. With offices in Texas and staff working remotely throughout the United States, many members of Team Henderson have also been affected. Unfortunately, we’ve heard from several clients that these storms have caused damage to their buildings. If your building sustained damage, we can empathize. At Henderson, our vision is to build a better world, and knowing how buildings work is our business. So, we’re here for you — and we want to help.

Engineering and construction are all about protecting the health, welfare, and safety of the public. Many times, this is seen in the form of preventative design practices. But once a disaster strikes, what can we do to help? Henderson has specific services to meet these needs:

Our first step, though, would be to conduct a facility assessment and develop a customized plan to meet your needs. From there, we can work with you to optimize your building for the long-term.

As we continue to experience winter weather and consider the potential for it in the future, here are a few of the top issues we have seen in buildings that may warrant addressing in order to be prepared for future problems, should another cold snap come along:

  • Leaky building envelopes and additional cold air infiltration
  • Poor operation of outside air intake
  • Poor quality windows and doors
  • Lack of properly designed entrance vestibules
  • Unbalance air distribution systems
  • Aging steam and hot water (boiler) systems in need of maintenance and/or repair
  • Improper control of heating systems

If you need someone to help assess and assist with any damage, please reach out. If you just need to have someone brainstorm solutions with you or to just chat, we’re here for you too. Please reach out to Jared CarlsonDrew Rimmer, or your normal Henderson contact directly.

About the Authors

Drew Rimmer

Drew is an executive vice president co-leading Henderson Building Solutions, a company that he helped found. His mix of optimism and logic is the perfect combination to create opportunity for our companies and our clients. With decades of engineering and project experience under his belt, Drew is always thinking outside the box to find the best solution. He truly lives out our vision of being the firm that changes the industry. Specifically, Drew has a passion for collaboration throughout the design and construction process to become a partner for the life of the building, which was his Henderson dream. We love his endless positivity and how he encourages his teams to embrace the client’s point of view. After all, he’s a pilot, so we know vision is his strong suit.

Jared Carlson

Director of Engineering | Principal
Jared Carlson is one of the most responsible, organized, considerate, and dedicated engineers we know, and there’s nothing about what he does or who he is that isn’t high quality. As a principal and our director of engineering, driving an emphasis on quality and ongoing development are central to his role, but he’ll be the first to tell you that the highlight of his days (and career) is always the relationships he has with coworkers and clients. Jared brings balanced and thoughtful management to our extensive technical director and process improvement programs. He’s responsible for maintaining our culture of quality, mentorship, and continuous learning – which for him isn’t hard, because those tenants have always been central to his life.