Any building, regardless of age, can be subject to poor performance of the building envelope. CDC provides observation and diagnostic testing to determine causes of unwanted air and water infiltration; condensation and/or frost formation; undesirable in-service noise; and failing glass, stone, brick, sealants, or other elements.
CDC diagnoses performance issues:
- Establishes probable cause of poor performance, via:
- Observation from the ground, from aerial personnel lifts or swing stages (provided by others), and/or from accessible roof levels.
- Review of existing architectural drawings, and shop drawing documents if available
- Review of previous condition studies, reports, or other relevant Client documents
- Performs a range of tests and/or soundings, and (if justified) observe limited disassembly in the vicinity of a failure, to further clarify the mode of failure.
- Prepares a detailed, written, photographic report of observations and findings.
After mode of failure is established, CDC:
- Develops procedural recommendations, details and specifications for repair/remediation.
- Performs bid review and contract administration for quality assurance during the repair cycle.
- Provides site observations and written photographic reports as part of field quality assurance program during repair.