Our Building Envelope Services

Arnold & Associates has the tools, equipment, personnel necessary to perform a large volume of roofing and waterproofing consulting projects both nationally and internationally.

Here are three solid and compelling reasons to choose Arnold & Associates roofing and waterproofing consulting services in support of your next project.

1. Quality. We believe quality starts with quality specifications that are installed by quality contractors. Our professional expertise combined with years of specialized roofing and waterproofing consulting will provide you with long term quality systems.

2. Proven Technology. We are independent of any ties with manufacturers, material suppliers or contractors. With 50 plus years of field experience has provided us knowledge of technology. We know what works! This combined with concise specifications, comprehensive construction documents, detailed plans and detailed drawings, and on-site inspections, will ensure the success of your project.

3. High Standards. This begins with each associate setting high standards for his work and carries forward into his document development, contractor pre-qualification and finally into the standard of the work of the project. You benefit from successful and timely project outcomes that are consistently at or below budget.

Let us help you avoid costly errors with all of your roofing and waterproofing project needs!

Facility Condition Assessment Services: 

Inspection ServicesArnold & Associates shall perform a comprehensive physical survey of the proposed project, provide Facility Asset Condition Assessment Services to meet specific client requirements, and develop a information database, computer generated report in accordance with the Schedule of Consulting Fees. Any of the following building elements and components can be included in our standard facility condition assessment survey.

 

  • Site Components
    • Optional
      • Guest Room Interior Finish/Components
      • Guest Room Furnishings/Components
      • Guest Room Bath Finish/Components
  • Site Amenities
  • Exterior Systems/Components
  • Structural Components
  • Common Area Interior Finish/Components
  • Mechanical Components
  • Plumbing Components
  • Electrical Components
  • Fire Protection and Life Safety Components
  • Vertical Transportation
  • ADA Compliance
  • A software program with a printed technical report that provides the following information:
  • On-site acquisition of information to develop inventory of components, warranty information, and historical data.
  •  Condition Assessment of each system component.
  • Verification and/or determine expected service life of each component.
  • Determination of component is maintainable or non-maintainable.
  • Ten year probable cost summary for maintenance and/or capital replacements.
  • Present to client Facility Asset Management software complete with all data entered as outlined above.
  • Optional – Provides computer-generated drawings for each area with location of all components and mechanical equipment, as required. Or, updates Client’s existing CAD drawing.

Evaluation and Report Services for Roofing and/or Waterproofing:

Arnold & Associates shall perform a comprehensive physical survey of the proposed project and develop a Technical Evaluation Report in accordance with the Schedule of Consulting Fees and will include the following:

 

  • Field identify and document source of existing problem conditions.
  • Examination of facility-roof and/or vertical wall construction and installation details.
  • Cross section analysis of core samples of deck, roof and/or vertical wall, sealants, coating, system construction.
  • Capacitor moisture testing of assembly at core areas.
  • Evaluate and determine the expected performance life of the existing roofing and/or waterproofing system and determine if maintainable or non-maintainable.
  • Present to Client an evaluation report that provides the following technical information:
    • Detailed nomenclature of existing project construction.
    • Summarization of existing conditions and photographs that correspond to each of the existing conditions.
    • Appraisal of existing roof and/or vertical wall construction.
    • Program or prioritize, using construction standards, the facility/complex by building, roof area and/or vertical wall elevation as directed by existing conditions and Client requirements.
    • Recommendations based on existing conditions. 
    • Project probable cost summary for Client approval.

 

Preliminary Design Services:

Arnold & Associates shall perform a comprehensive observation of the proposed project to develop preliminary design data, detail nomenclature and to establish project probable cost summary in accordance with the Schedule of Consulting Fees and will include the following: 
  • Field identify source of existing problem conditions.
  • Examination of facility roof and/or vertical wall construction and installation details
  • Review facility requirements for environmental and operational constraints.
  • Develop criteria based on facility environmental and operational constraints – required design changes, primary roof/waterproof system design, alternates to the primary system and summary.
  • Cross section analysis of core samples of deck, roof and/or vertical wall, sealants, coating system construction..
  • Establish project probable cost summary based on primary and cost alternative systems of roof/waterproofing and/or waterproofing system for Client approval
  • Field develop scope of work required for Construction Documents..
  • Field develop project drawings and details as required for Construction Documents
  • Present to Client a technical report that provides the following information
    • Detailed nomenclature of existing project construction.
    • Summarization of existing conditions and photographs that correspond to each of the existingconditions
    • Recommendations based on existing conditions.
    • Project Probable Cost Summary for Client approval

Our preliminary services insure that your project documents will be all inclusive with very little to no requirements for change orders.

 

For More Information about our Preliminary Design Services, please call us Toll-free at 800-535-6329

Pre-Design/Testing Services for Glass Curtain Walls and/or Masonry:

Arnold & Associates shall retain the services of a waterproofing contractor and/or an independent testing laboratory. Our staff will coordinate their efforts in performance of pre-design site-related testing and construction work in accordance with the Schedule of Consulting Fees and will include the following:

  • Work with Client and a Contractor to locate and stage rigging on the building
  • Provide static testing of windows to the modified standards of ASTM E1105
  • Establish procedures required to properly seal windows and address building leakage.
  • Provide in-place testing of window sealing procedures.
  • Work with contractor to perform destructive masonry procedures to establish origin of problem.
  • Establish procedures required to properly correct masonry problems
  • Perform in-place testing of installed corrective masonry procedures.
  • Review testing procedures and findings with Client.
  • Should corrective procedures involve the designed structural integrity provide stamped structural engineering report and recommendations of potential corrective action.
  • Provide core-testing as required at (balconies), (plaza deck), and (parking garage) to determine the presence and extent of moisture between the structural concrete slab and the overlay concrete slab.
  • Based on core samples, develop the extent to which overlay concrete must be repaired or replaced.
  • Review core sample findings with Client.
  • Respect for the clients and their objectives
  • Coordinate findings and decisions from site testing and sample applications into design criteria to be incorporated into the specifications for remedial work.
  • Provide probable cost summary for work based on results of testing.
  • Provide on-site monitoring and coordination of testing and sample area installation

Our preliminary services insure that your project documents will be all inclusive with very little to no requirements for change orders.

For More Information about our Pre-Design/Testing Services, please call us Toll-free at 800-535-6329

Moisture Testing Services for Roofing and/or Waterproofing:


Arnold & Associates shall provide infrared moisture survey on the following designated areas and develop a moisture survey report in accordance with the Schedule of Consulting Fees and will include the following:

  • Instrumented thermographic survey of designated roof areas with Raytheon Model PalmIR 250 Infrared imaging system.
  • Verification of moisture content via moisture probes and/or capacitance sampling where applicable
  • Identification and painting of areas of moisture-laden materials and/or energy loss.
  • Core sample analysis of system construction where applicable
  • Thermographic and photographic documentation of wet area profiles.
  • ASTM moisture content testing as required
  • Present to Client moisture survey report that provides the following technical information:
    • Summary of survey results with wet area tabulations
    • Core sample summary
    • Recommendations
    • Scaled drawings with wet area locations indicated
    • Thermograms as required for report clarification

For More Information about our Moisture Testing Services, please call us Toll-free at 800-535-6329

Structural/Mechanical Engineering Services:

Arnold & Associates shall associate with structural and/or mechanicalEngineeringengineers to perform a comprehensive analysis of the proposed project and develop a technical evaluation report in accordance with the Schedule of Consulting Fees and will include the following:
  • Assess the condition and performance of the structural systems of the building/deck assembly, and evaluate the probable suitability and compliance of the design and code and criteria. We will identify and appraise deficiencies and distress and categorize by severity. A review of available construction documents and reports will be made to evaluate the design of structural systems and construction program. Recommendations for subsequent repairs or with budget estimates will be developed. Observations shall be made from a visual basis of the exposed components
  • Field identify and document the load calculation and structural code compliance.
  • Perform structural monitoring as required to determine dynamic structural failure.
  • Establish areas of structural distress and determine the rate of failure.
  • Provide structural design services as required with repair or replacement of roof assemblies.
  • Design to provide new mechanical/electrical equipment required with revisions to facility.
  • Design to relocate mechanical/electrical equipment.
  • Design for replacement of roof top mechanical/electrical equipment.
  • Present to Client a structural/mechanical evaluation report that provides the following technical information:
    • Detailed nomenclature with load calculations of existing project construction.
    • Summarization of existing conditions and photographs that correspond
    • Appraisal of existing construction/equipment remediation alternatives and value engineering.
    • Recommendations based on existing conditions – based on structural analysis and requirements.
    • Project probable cost summary based on structural/mechanical requirements of existing facility

 

For More Information about our Structural/Mechanical Engineering  Services, please call us Toll-free at 800-535-6329

Construction Document Services:

Upon approval of preliminary system design and project probable cost

Documentation Meeting summary by Client, Arnold & Associates will prepare related bid and construction documents, specifications, drawings and related details in accordance with the Schedule of Consulting Fees and will include the following:

  • Review existing conditions with manufacturer for potential warranty claims and negotiate for possible warranty involvement with repairs/replacement.
  • Prepare Bid Forms, Payment and Performance Bond Forms, Release of Lien Forms.
  • Insert Owner’s Construction Contract or AIA Contract.
  • Review and include General Conditions and Supplemental Conditions to the Contract.
  • Review and research material properties and Specifications.
  • Prepare Scope of Work.
  • Compile Construction Documents including detailed Drawings and Specifications.

For More Information about our Construction Document  Services, please call us Toll-free at 800-535-6329

Bidding & Negotiation Services:

 

Upon Client approval of Construction Documents/Project Manual, Arnold & Associates shall provide Bidding Services in accordance with the Schedule of Consulting Fees that will include the following:

  • Conduct Contractor Pre-Qualification Review. Develop a list of pre-qualified contractors to bid required work known to be competent with the work required and approved by the specified product manufacturers for work required to receive the specified warranties.
  • Notify bidding contractors of date, time and place of pre-bid conference.
  • Schedule, attend and assist Client with Pre-Bid Conference.
  • Review Substitution Requests during Bidding.
  • Coordinate Requests for Information and Distribute to all Bidding Contractors.
  • Prepare and Distribute Addenda.
  • Review Bidding Results and Prepare Bid Analysis (Tabulation).
  • Negotiate with Contractor a Suitable Contract Amount (Optional).
  • Make Recommendations to Owner.
  • Assist in Developing and/or Writing Owner/Contractor Agreement.

For More Information about our Bidding & Negotiation Services, please call us Toll-free at 800-535-6329

Construction Phase Services:

Arnold & Associates shall provide Construction Phase Services and coordinate the work of the contractors with the activities of the facility to complete the project in accordance with the Client’s objectives on cost, time, and quality based on the Schedule of Consulting Fees and will include the following:

  • Review shop drawings and product submittals.
  • Schedule and conduct pre-construction conference.
  • Schedule and conduct progress meetings at which Contractor, Client, and Project Manager can discuss procedures, progress, problems and scheduling.
  • Processing of applications by Contractors for progress and final payments and forward to Client with recommendations.
  • Perform Project Observation of the work of the Contractors to determine the work is being performed in accordance with the requirements of the Contract Documents.
  • Upon Contractor’s determination and notification to the Client and Consultant of substantial completion, prepare a list of incomplete or unsatisfactory items and observe the correction and completion of the finalized work.
  • Determine final completion, provide written notice to Client and have Contractor notify manufacturer project is ready for final review. Secure from the Contractor and transmit to Client required guarantees, affidavits, releases, bonds and waivers.

For More Information about our Construction Phase Services, please call us Toll-free at 800-535-6329

Project Full-Time Observation Services:

Arnold & Associates shall provide Full-Time Project Observation Services to observe the work of the Contractors to determine, in general, if the work is being performed in accordance with the requirements of the Contract Documents based on the Schedule of Consulting Fees and will include the following:

  • Provide On-site full time field construction observation, quality assessment and problem resolution.
  • Conduct weekly Client, Contractor, Consultant progress meetings.
  • Provide weekly conditions and progress reports.
  • Photograph Contractors weekly work progress and specific problematic issues and installations.

For More Information about our Project Full-time Observation Services, please call us Toll-free at 800-535-6329

Due Diligence for Pre-acquisition and/or Refinancing of Real Estate


Arnold & Associates shall provide Due Diligence Services based on project requirements and Client needs and develop a comprehensive report in accordance with the Schedule of Consulting Fees and will include the following:

 

Scope of Due Diligence Services – The following building systems and conditions are included in the study. Our study will be conducted by a team of registered engineers and architects, with specialties in structural and mechanical/electrical engineering, architecture and construction. The specialists working on each project have extensive experience in such investigations. Conclusions will be drawn from on- site observations, interviews with users and management/maintenance personnel. Appropriate documents will be reviewed for orientation purposes. Except where indicated to the contrary, no destructive testing or laboratory analysis is included in the basic service outlined herein. The aspects of the property to be studied include:

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