Building & Material Sciences

"Our Building & Material Sciences team offers the expertise necessary to ensure that EllisDon clients are confident in the technical solution they are receiving, and that appropriate products and materials are selected from competitive sources."

-Mark Gaglione, Director, Building & Material Sciences

Building & Material Sciences is a multi-disciplinary team of technical resource professionals dedicated to understanding the technical details of construction. Existing in the gap between consulting and construction our in-house Building & Material Sciences team is dedicated to mitigating project risk, disseminating lessons learned, and evaluating and implementing construction innovations. We embrace complexity and the unknown, if this team doesn’t have the answer, they will either find it or create it.

Building and Materials Sciences encompasses three areas of focus:

  • Building Sciences
    Sound knowledge in building science principles and enclosure systems enables us to advise from project inception through to completion. Our BMS team provides valuable input on building envelope systems from constructability, performance, and durability perspectives.

  • Construction Materials
    We are industry leaders in the fields of concrete, mass timber, among other building materials. In particular, we provide technical support with regard to material review, selection and solutions to technically challenging issues related to high-performance and specialty concrete.

  • Research & Development
    Through industry affiliations and collaboration, we’ve developed an extensive network of experts across the engineering, construction, and academic communities. This positions the BMS team to identify potential innovations sooner, along with furthering the development of new materials, procedures, and methodologies that bring value to our clients.

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The EllisDon Edge

  • Well-rounded technical expertise.As a result of our building and material sciences work, we’ve been able to grow our in-house expertise in mass timber building systems, modular construction, and concrete construction technology.

  • Every detail is considered.We’re one of the few construction companies with an active Research and Development group as part of our Building & Material Sciences team because we know attention to detail consistently results in more successful project delivery.

  • Innovation comes standard.Whether invented on one of our sites or anywhere in the world, our team is dedicated to ensuring that the most innovative building techniques and products are available.

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Building & Material Sciences is part of EllisDon’s Construction Sciences group.

Existing in the gap between consulting engineering and construction, EllisDon’s in-house Construction Sciences department, one of few in the industry, ensures that the most innovative building techniques and products are available to our clients. Through active involvement in the whole project delivery process, and with research and development at its core, this group ensures that construction innovations in methods, equipment, and materials anywhere in the world are investigated and implemented on our projects.


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