Snow, Ice, Rain, and Sand
Mitigate risk, meet building codes, and design resilient structures that can withstand even the most extreme weather.
When buildings are designed to handle local conditions well, precipitation can be managed without lasting effect. But for some buildings, even moderate conditions can create safety risks or property damage – caused by pooling water, falling ice or excessive snow loads on roofs.
We’re world leaders in optimizing buildings for their unique sites and microclimates. Our work is powered by unmatched modeling capabilities and informed by a team of in-house meteorology and engineering specialists. RWDI’s design guidance has helped hundreds of buildings and structures perform well in their environments – from public facilities in rural Canada’s drifting snow to luxury skyscrapers in Hong Kong typhoons.