Investigative

pb+a provides thorough and technically advanced building condition investigative services. We are experienced in assessing built and occupied building conditions and preparing building evaluation reports. We provide testing and analytical services that thoroughly investigate buildings for defects and failures.

Our field work includes providing the skilled manpower, proper equipment, and documentation necessary to assure success. Our proprietary software is designed to streamline and facilitate the investigative process, assists us in producing findings and reports in a timely, efficient, and detailed format.

Site Investigation

pb+a Provided Joint Destructive Investigation of Building Envelope

Site Investigation

pb+a Provided Investigative Services, Litigation Support, and Temporary Repairs

We offer the following investigative services:

  • Property Evaluations
  • Building Envelope Investigations
  • Life Safety Analysis
  • Due Diligence and Pre-purchase Inspections
  • Material Laboratory Testing
  • Sample / Evidence Retention
  • Mock-ups and Controlled Testing
  • Data Logger Installation and Monitoring
  • Infrared Thermal Imaging
  • WUFI Modeling and Analysis
  • Controlled Water Testing of:
    • Windows, Doors, and Storefronts, including High Rise Construction
    • Roofing
    • Waterproof Decks and Balconies
    • Podium Slabs
    • Surface and Subsurface Drainage and Waterproofing
    • Plumbing Assemblies
  • Destructive Testing Documentation of the following assemblies:
    • Cladding Systems (Stucco, Siding, Pre-Cast, Metal, etc.)
    • Windows and Doors
    • Roofing
    • Waterproof Assemblies (Balconies, Podiums, Subterranean, etc.)
    • Fire-Restive Construction
    • Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Assemblies
    • Consultant Coordination with other Professional Disciplines (Structural, Geotechnical, Civil, Wood Technology, Metallurgy, Materials and Science, etc.)
  • Detailed and Cursory Surveys of:
    • Pre-Cast Concrete
    • Sealants
    • Cladding Systems
    • Roofing Systems
    • Accessibility Standards
    • Useful Life/Performance
    • Building Maintenance Performance
    • Mechanical / Plumbing / Electrical Systems
    • Crack Monitoring