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Architectural Documents

  • Review and comment on the Architect's details of the exterior facade including continuity of air, water, and thermal properties, particularly at the interface of discrete building envelope systems.
  • Analyze typical details for thermal performance, including condensation analysis, and determine R and U value of composite sections.
  • Evaluate material selections and finishes, sealant detailing, and code considerations such as smoke/fire control at building envelope elements.
  • Write or review technical specifications to establish appropriate performance criteria which account for building enclosure system tolerances, building frame movement, and mechanical design/performance parameters.
  • Advise on maintenance issues associated with the exterior wall, and incorporate building maintenance/window washing accommodations into the exterior enclosure.
  • Establish code-based wind load requirements, or review and provide comments on wind tunnel studies.

Shop Drawings and Submittals

  • Technical review and comments on contractor submittals to establish conformance with the design intent as set forth by the Contract Documents.
  • Review system provisions for internal drainage of water infiltration, thermal movement, building deflections, construction tolerances, appropriate fastening devices, sealing methods, fire resistance, and other performance requirements.
  • Review and comment on structural calculations submitted by subcontractors to support their design submittals.
  • Structural review & interpretation of as-built conditions.
  • Review and comment on the contractor's job-specific quality control checklist for shop assemblies and field installation.