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Building Envelope Inspections

Building Envelope is known in the building sciences industry as many components and systems that protect the interior of the building from the exterior elements. The Building Envelope encompasses roofing, exterior walls, air barriers, windows and doors, foundations, and floors. Our Building Envelope consulting includes the following processes and procedures:

Pre-Construction Document Review:

The purpose of our pre-construction review is to identify and eliminate any potential components that will lead to code violations and/or construction that will not meet manufacturer recommendations. Items like these discovered during construction can cause delays and/or lead to additional construction costs.

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Residential Market
Site Inspections

Our inspections focus on digitally documenting the construction process during the construction of various building components to confirm they meet industry standards. Our Site Inspection services include:

  • Foundation
  • Weatherization (Air Barrier, Fenestrations, and Flashings)
  • Decking and Waterproofing
  • Exterior Cladding and Stucco
  • Roofing Composite
  • AAMA and ASTM Spray Testing for the Exterior Wall Components
  • Roof Leakage Water Testing
  • Infrared Inspection
  • Drone Inspections
  • Blower Door and Duct Leak Testing
  • Window and Door Water Testing
  • Coating Thickness Testing
  • Handheld and Drone Infrared Thermography
  • Roof Leak Assessments and ASTM Flood Testing
Design Consulting
  • Develop Concept and Preliminary Design
  • Review Design Intent, Shop Drawings, and Specifications
  • Ensure Code Compliance
  • Review Glass and Glazing Building Maintenance Schedule
  • Review Wind Tunnel Testing and Analysis of Results
  • Develop Preliminary Roofing and Waterproofing Design
  • Prepare Performance Specifications and Details
  • Analyze Alternate Cladding, Roofing, and Waterproofing Systems
  • Review of Bid and Contract Documents
  • Assist with Bid Analysis and Subcontractor Selection
  • Confirm Design of Building Conforms to Code
  • Critique Subcontractor Shop Drawings and Submittal
Assessment and Remedial Consulting
  • Perform Due Diligence/Pre-Purchase Inspections and Provide Detailed Reporting
  • Investigate Water Intrusion Issues and Propose Remedial Alternatives
  • Assess Window System, Roofing, and Waterproofing System Failures and Develop Remedial Plans
  • Evaluate Conditions and Failures of Exterior Wall Cladding Systems
  • Provide Concept and Design Development Detailing for Window Replacement and Building
  • Re-Cladding
  • Prepare Specifications and Provide Inspection Services for Remedial Repair or Replacement Work
  • Provide Expert Witness Consultant Services Including Testimony