A major responsibility of building owners and managers is to maintain their buildings in watertight, energy-conscious, and safe conditions. This means evaluating the building enclosure (roof, walls, windows, waterproofing, and structure) to define and resolve existing issues as well as correcting deficiencies that can become future problems.
Whether an owner is investigating a moisture intrusion problem themselves or have hired a consultant, a systematic approach can serve as a guide to determining and repairing enclosure issues and deficiencies. The quality of a building evaluation has a direct effect upon the ability to develop accurate and complete design documents to repair the issues. This presentation will demonstrate that a thorough evaluation and implementation of proactive repairs can extend a building’s service life and minimize expenses during construction.