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Building Envelope Consulting

Partner’s Building Envelope Solutions (BES) team provides lifecycle services from pre-acquisition assessments to cost-saving asset management programs, replacement design and oversight, sustainability solutions, and more. Our experts in roofing, waterproofing, and façade systems are equipped with state-of-the-art access and testing methods to assess building envelope performance. With unparalleled geographic coverage and a deep bench of architects, engineers, and qualified specialists, we deliver consistent, scalable solutions for your entire portfolio.

What's Involved

Assessments

Whether in the context of a Property Condition Assessment, Facility Condition Assessment, or as a stand-alone report, Partner’s BES team can deliver the depth and data you need regarding the condition of building envelope systems. Our assessments can be customized to suit your objectives, including property acquisition, capital planning, asset optimization, efficiency and/or sustainability initiatives, or disposition—Partner’s BES assessments support all phases of the property lifecycle.

Building envelope assessments can provide a realistic picture of the current condition and project the remaining useful life of the roof, façade, and waterproofing systems. Partner’s building envelope team can assess any building with in-house technology and qualified staff, including:

  • Industrial Rope Access Team– qualified technical assessors who are also Certified Professional Rope Access Technicians use specialized rigging to examine high or limited-access building facades.
  • Aerial Roof Assessment– combines the efficiency, access, and safety of unmanned aerial (drone) videography with the expertise of a qualified technical assessor.
  • Infrared Scanning: Infrared or thermographic cameras can moisture that might not be visible by unaided visual inspection: water-soaked insulation or moisture within wall cavities, roofs, or ceiling areas; leaky pipes in floor systems; or water intrusion around windows and doors. Infrared scanning can also identify moisture in walls that are below grade, indicating that the perimeter waterproofing system has failed.
Specialty Testing

Partner’s BES team includes technical experts with vast experience in all types of building envelope testing, from adhesion testing of applied air barriers to large-scale, whole-building testing. Leveraging the applied science behind these testing methods allows Partner to be a vital part of your facility management or construction team. If you need post-testing support, we can analyze test results and recommend improvement measures. We also offer construction oversight or owners’ representation for the implementation of improvements for a turnkey solution.

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Digging Deeper

Roof Asset Management Program

Partner’s Roof Asset Management Program (RAMP) provides superior evaluation, reporting, maintenance, and capital planning support under one annual fee. Extend the life of your roofs and protect your warranties with our innovative program that minimizes reactive spending and provides the data you need to make strategic repair and replacement decisions. RMP allows owners to accurately budget for roof maintenance, control the timing of roof replacement and repair, and maintain a documented history of roof inspection and maintenance for use in warranty claims and disposition negotiations. Applied programmatically, the program can save portfolio owners millions in emergency repairs, unpredicted capital expenses, and disrupted operations.

Planning & Design

Partner’s BES team applies a holistic approach to developing the most efficient building envelope for your project. With customizable scopes to meet your objectives, our industry experts can help your project team develop and implement a comprehensive plan for installing or replacing building envelope systems. From identifying project requirements through specification, installation/construction, testing, and beyond–on new or existing buildings—our team applies decades of building envelope and construction experience to your building envelope commissioning projects.

Rooftop Safety Services

Combining our technical expertise with a focus on health and safety outcomes and process improvement, Partner’s Rooftop Safety Services can help reduce liability, protect staff and service providers, and meet OSHA, ASME, and ANSI standards.

  • Rooftop Safety Audits: Performed per OSHA, ANSI & Cal-OSHA standards, a hazard assessment of the rooftop to identify access points, unprotected edges, and open sides, walking paths, rooftop equipment, and openings.
  • Davit/Tie Back Visual Inspections: visual davit and tie-back assessments with detailed roof plans and reports by OSHA certified competent person. Data can be aggregated into cloud portal for easy access.
  • Davit/Tie Back Load Testing: load testing of facade access systems per OSHA 1910.66, ASME A120.1 & Cal-OSHA Standards. Partner utilizes certified, in-house personnel and equipment.

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