FORENSIC SERVICES

 COMPLEX BUILDING ISSUES WITH REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS

WATER INTRUSION ASSESSMENTS

OBSERVE + COLLECT + TEST

Our consultants observe, and collect data, and test as necessary. We thoroughly investigate to determine if water damage exists, the extent of the damage, and duration of the damages. 

 

AIR LEAKAGE RATE ASSESSMENTS

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE.

HIGH END SOLUTIONS.

Utilizing a chamber on the interior or exterior of the specimen, the rate of air leakage through the fenestration assemblies is determined at the project specified pressure differential induced across the assemblies. The apparent air leakage rates documented through evaluation are compared against the acceptable rates identified for the project. 

 

WHOLE BUILDING AIR LEAKAGE TESTING

EFFECTIVE AIR LEAK SOLUTIONS.

Based on the area of the envelope, we will establish the number of blowers needed to create the desired air pressure differential and air flow required. Using fan pressurization and depressurization, we will determine the airflow rate through the building envelope. From the relationship between the airflow rate, the area under evaluation, and the pressure differential, the air leakage of the building envelope is determined.

 

THERMOGRAPHIC INSULATION INSPECTION

FLIR SYSTEMS T420

Using a FLIR Systems T420 thermal imaging camera, insulation within envelope cavities can be inspected for thermal anomalies.

 
 
 

AIR FILTRATION SITE DETECTION

USING INFRARED SCANNING

An interior-exterior temperature difference of approximately 20oF is needed for the IR scan. Indoor or outdoor air is generally moved through the building enclosure through pressurizing and depressurizing the building. Due to the indoor-outdoor temperature difference, local surface areas of the components exhibiting high air infiltration/exfiltration rates will be determined from the infrared pattern. By utilizing positive and negative air pressure during thermal scans, differentiation between air leakage and thermal bridging can be established by thermal anomalies or temperature patterns that do not change.

ROOF CONSULTING

RESIDENTIAL + COMMERCIAL + INDUSTRIAL ROOF SYSTEMS

Our roofing team has the knowledge and expertise to evaluate residential, commercial, and industrial roof systems.  Our team is comprised of engineers and consultants who provide top notch assessments on roofing systems. 

We provide consulting expertise and expert witness testimony on matters related to damages all perils including installation or manufacturing deficiencies.