This term encompasses a range of services that we provide for the benefit of the client’s side of the construction process: during the design or pre-tender stage, called Pre-Construction and those during the actual construction called Post-Award or Construction Phase Services. These typically comprise advising the architect/ engineer, providing the specifications and review of tenders.
During the construction phase, we provide review of structural calculations, shop drawings, technical submittals and samples, and we conduct factory and on-site inspections of the work. It has become the norm unfortunately, to include this independent review in the sub-contractor’s scope so that payment comes out of the contract sum.
Every curtain wall job should have an independent specialist Façade Consultant on board. The contractor’s guarantee is valid for at most 10 years, while the owners needs a system which is going to perform properly and look good for at least 30 years. Premature curtain wall failure means premature building replacement and huge consequential economic loss. That is why prudent developers want us on their team. Our consulting team is headed by Ms. Sandy Dweik, MSFE. Sandy has been with us since 1997 and is co-owner of the company. She is extremely well known in the industry and universally respected.