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 comment 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 subcontractor to support their design submittals.
Structural review & interpretation of as-built conditions.
Review and comment on contractor's job specific quality control checklist for shop assemblies and field installation.