Specialized Inspection & Analysis
The ever-evolving industry of building technologies, construction and construction material requires equal discipline to accurate analyze, diagnose and resolve construction defects.
Structural Technologies’ revered expertise in this field is the culmination of 20 years of cynically disassembling buildings, properties and facilities alike to identify and correct complex issues arising from building component failure.
EXTENSIVELY INVESTED IN TRAINING
As with any issue prior to identifying the proper solution, it is imperative to accurately define the source of the problem.
This is why at Structural Technologies we have invested extensively in training our field technicians to utilize diagnostic evaluation tools and procedures so that our analysis is unparalleled in depth and accuracy
ADAPTING TO NEW TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES
In addition, Structural Technologies regularly adapts new techniques and technology to not only further advance our vast array of capabilities but to ensure that your building, property or facility is in good hands.
Infrared Thermographic Inspection Services
Nearly 30 percent of the expense to maintain and operate commercial and industrial facilities is attributable to the largest controllable cost – energy.
Hundreds, thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars can be saved by building owners & operators through the correct application and use of Infrared Thermography Building Envelope Inspections.
THERMAL IMAGING INSPECTIONS
Thermal imaging inspections provide us with a picture of a specific condition of a building. Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum and undetectable to the naked eye. The resulting images on the video or film record the temperature of the building’s skin recording variances in temperature on a spectrum for analysis. Through understanding thermodynamics and the composition and physics of property/building components, Structural Technologies is able to utilize this tool to detect moisture intrusion in buildings by accessing thermal patterns. The ability to pinpoint thermal anomalies indicative of water and moisture intrusion in buildings allows Structural Technologies to accurately locate missing or deficient insulation, fenestration system energy loss and determine component failure resulting water intrusion on flat and shingle roof systems.
Thermography Building Envelope Inspection Services:
Structural Technologies, Inc. will provide an infrared survey of the existing building components to detect thermal anomalies indicative of moisture infiltration. The thermographer uses an infrared imaging camera to see thermal energy emitted from an object or surface. The recorded difference in heat signatures shows
the thermographer problem areas such as moisture/water intrusion, insulation deficiencies, structural issues as well as building/home energy loss.
Examination of the exposed portions of steel lintels, beams, and reinforcement embedded within the wall and exposed to weather. Any in-wall flashings, applied caulking sealants, coatings, etc. will be examined for any evidence of disbonding or delamination.
Photographic documentation of existing conditions and deficiencies. Areas determined as exhibiting deterioration, corrosion, delamination/deterioration and or structural failure will be photographed and submitted in conjunction with the written Condition Report.
Structural Technologies, Inc. will provide a written Summary Condition Report which including repair and/or reconstruction recommendations and budget estimates for the restoration of building components. This summary will include repair and maintenance schedules prioritized to optimize and extend the useful life of the building components.
Through objectively analyzing the existing conditions of your building components Structural Technologies is able to prioritize restoration programs to fit your financial constraints and develop restoration initiatives.
Critical to the development of an effective project budget or restoration program is the initial analysis of existing building or property conditions. With over twenty years of expertise in the field, our extensive knowledge of building components and their effective life cycle can prepare you for future projects, discover the source of an existing problem or provide a prioritized list of future restoration needs and their respective budgets.
In addition to general inspection and analysis, Structural Technologies’ state-of-the-art proprietary computer software delivers you the most detail-driven insight in the industry with accurate cost estimates of your maintenance and restoration needs.
Detailed Analysis & Reports
Detailed or Summary Condition Analysis & Reports for roofing, exterior walls, balconies/decks, concrete, parking garages & structures, etc.
- Provide restoration & replacement recommendations & budget estimates
- Perform enhanced reserve studies, budget forecasting, critical building inspections & developer transition studies
Managed & Designed
Accurate documentation and reporting of observed construction conditions allow the client to make informed decisions regarding the best course of action. Realistic budget forecasting based on comparable projects designed and managed by Structural Technologies Inc. prevents underfunding and cost overruns.
As necessary, additional contracted services including thermal analysis, off-site material testing, Structural Engineer review or investigation, chemical testing or forensic analysis will be coordinated through Structural Technologies Inc. to ensure a convergence of assessment and the evolution of appropriate corrective measures.
WHAT WE DO
Structural Technologies, Inc. provides a unique blend of building solutions to the commercial, institutional, industrial, governmental and condominium markets.
We have provided consulting services and expertise to building owners, architects, and associations when they required developer transition studies, reserve studies, specific analysis of roofs, exterior walls, balconies, pavement, parking garages, windows and doors and common area elements.
Best Of All We Don’t Abandon You
After completing the inspection we are capable of developing specifications for your project, assisting with the solicitation of bids and ultimately providing project supervision during the implementation of those solutions to make certain you get what you paid for.