The primary focus of our design services is on the maintenance, repair, and renovation of the building envelope systems on existing buildings. We collect, review, and analyze original construction drawings, past renovation documents, past reports and oral histories to develop a background and understanding of the construction and issues to be addressed by the project. Document review is supplemented by detailed site inspections, test cuts and field measurement of existing conditions. We strive to provide detailed drawings that reflect the as-built construction so the maintenance, repair and replacement work is designed to work with and respect the engineering aspects of the existing building.
In addition to our extensive work on existing buildings, we work with architects, engineers and owners to provide designs, drawings, details and technical specifications for roofing, waterproofing and building envelope components on new construction projects. Our in- depth understanding of past and present construction materials and methods, along with their failure mechanisms, results in developing details for new construction that avoid constructability issues and that provide redundancy at system failure points.
A large part of building envelope design today is impacted by concerns about energy conservation, sustainability and heat absorption. Many of the roofing projects we design are governed by LEEDs criteria or must incorporate Energy-Star rated products and/ or vegetative systems.
Design work includes:
- Roof Replacement Design
- Vegetative & “Green” Roofing
- Waterproofing Replacement Design
- Maintenance & Repair Design for Existing Building Components
- Facade Repair & Restoration Design
- Concrete Repair Design
- Wind Uplift Analysis & Design
- Structural Analysis & Design
- Site Paving Repair Design
- Technical Specifications
- Construction Cost Estimates