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  • DESIGN PHASE SERVICES

    ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY:

    MOISTURE INTRUSION SOLUTIONS, INC. (MIS) consultants work with the Architects to develop plans and specifications which are specific for the project requirements. The consultants experience will transform the plan documents with specific system requirements to meet the clients' needs and budgets.

    Building Envelope design of the systems for below grade waterproofing, exterior building finish systems, roofing systems, and pool/plaza deck waterproofing including; site specific detail designs, evaluation for Code Compliance, Specifications (CSI/AIA Master Spec Format). MIS can also provide individual detail drawings including plan-view and isometrics.

    BUILDING ENVELOPE CONSULTING:

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    MIS will provide building envelope system design for components of the waterproofing systems; below grade foundation waterproofing and drainage systems, pool and plaza deck waterproofing systems, exterior wall finish systems, paints and coatings, and roofing.

    GLASS AND GLAZING CONSULTING:

    Exterior Building Fenestration Systems analysis and design to ensure the calculations for the systems meet current Florida High Velocity criteria and to provide in-situ testing of the installed systems.

    MIS will review and comment on all Construction Documents and specifications and provide preliminary performance criteria for exterior building envelope components and attend meetings to discuss the design development drawings.

    MIS will review and comment on architectural cladding drawings prepared by the architect.


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  • CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES

    BID ANALYSIS:

    Review of Sub-Contractor Bids to insure complete scope of work, Compliance with Construction Documents and Specifications and Proper Product Selection.

    SUBMITTAL REVIEW:

    Review of Submittal Documents to Code Compliance, Industry Standards & Required Documentation prior to formal submittal to the design professional.

    PRE-INSTALLATION MEETING COORDINATION:

    MIS Technicians will coordinate and moderate pre-Installation meetings with Staff and appropriate Sub-Contractors. These meetings will provide opportunity to the staff and tradesman to discuss project coordination, manufacturer requirements, code issues & scheduling. The pre-installation meeting may be the single most important part to the process to provide a Building Envelope that will withstand to test of time. 

    INSTALLATION MONITORING:

    MIS will provide monitoring of the construction of not only the Building Envelope trades but also the Construction and Mechanical trades that all interface. Most monitoring firms only focus on the Building Envelope trade installation and not the complete package of trades and mechanics required to complete the project, providing a complete Building Envelope installation.


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  • FORENSIC INVESTIGATION

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    MIS provides our clients and unprecedented level of service for the investigation and exploration to determine sources of leaks, with a detailed report of findings. With this information MIS can provide solutions, detailed drawings, specifications and installation monitoring.

    MIS will review Construction Documents prepared by the architect and provide comments and sketch recommendations where appropriate.

    MIS will attend meetings to discuss Constructions Documents as requested.

    MIS will review Specifications and suggest language for performance and testing requirements.

    MIS will review Wind Tunnel study report and assist in interpreting results. 

    MIS will participate in the bidding process, including attending pre-bid conference with contractors and answering bidders' technical questions during bidding.

    MIS will examine Shop Drawings for each of the building envelope components for conformance with Contract Documents and performance criteria. MISnotations will be used by the Architect in their Shop Drawing review process.

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  • ONSITE WATER TESTING

    Water testing that meets the requirements for ASTM Designation: E1105 and for AAMA 501.2, which are standard test methods for field termination of water penetration of installed exterior windows, skylights, doors, curtain walls and exterior building walls.

    ASTM E1105-Standard Test Method for Field Determination of water penetration of installed exterior windows, skylights, doors and curtain walls, by uniform or cyclic static air pressure difference.

    The test Standard is designed to produce a continuous and uniform film of water across the exterior surface of the test specimen. The testing apparatus is calibrated to produce a specific amount of water per square foot over the specimen surface area.

    An interior negative air pressure chamber that simulates the pressure dynamics of a wind-driven rain is constructed and connected to the interior surface of the window-wall interface, then accurately depressurized to meet the product of Engineering Specification.

    AAMA 501.2- Standard Test Method of Field Determination of Water Penetration that meets the requirements for Spray Wand, which is used as a test instrument for conducting a quality assurance and diagnostic water leakage field check on installed storefronts, curtain walls, and sloped glazed systems. 

    Flood Testing observations of horizontal waterproofing installations per ASTM D 5957 Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration, which is used to conduct quality assurance and diagnostic water leakage field check on installed waterproofing systems on horizontal applications. This test is run for a minimum of 24 hours with a minimum coverage of two (2) inches of water on the waterproofing membrane.

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  • INFRARED IMAGING

    MIS can provide infrared imaging for interior water leaks from roofs, windows, doors or plumbing issues as well as water behind stucco cladding. MIS also uses this technology for suspected wood frame balcony issues and during observations of preventative balcony flood testing prior to the installation of lightweight concrete.

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  • DUE DILIGENCE^ BACK TO TOP

    MIS will assist owners to assess the Building Envelope prior to purchase of a building with a focus on; roofing, windows, doors, exterior walls, glass and waterproofing.

    MIS will coordinate with the owner's team to determine estimated cost of repair or future maintenance needs.

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  • PAINT MILLAGE TESTING^ BACK TO TOP

    MIS provides 3rd party confirmation of applied coating millage using ultrasonic gages. This provides a non-destructive way of measuring coating thickness over wood, concrete, plastics, composites, and metals. MIS is able to verify the thickness of up to 3 layers in a multi-layer system.

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  • EXPERT WITNESSING

    MIS has over 135 years of collective experience within our leadership and key personnel in the design, building science, exterior envelope and waterproofing products fields for multi-family and commercial construction. Our expertise includes: construction defects, multi-family residential water intrusion, roofs, windows, doors, claddings, below grade waterproofing, deck coatings, sealant and coatings. We specialize in the waterproofing of apartment communities, high-rise condominiums, hospitals, hotels, retail, malls, shopping centers, casinos, office buildings, mixed-use buildings, commercial, historic preservation, schools, and university buildings. We have effectively represented general contractors, owners, developers, and subcontractors. Our team of experts have multiple decades of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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