Edward Fronapfel, Owner of SBSA, Inc. will present on expansive soils and geotechnical considerations in regard to foundation design systems. Discussion topics will include evaluation of geotechnical reports in regard to the requirements of the building codes, determination of the foundation type for serviceability and performance, proper evaluation of on-site soils conditions, and the potential need for reconditioning of the soils to reduce problems associated with the selection of foundation and floor systems.
Evaluation of the lateral and vertical load capacity systems will be included as a necessary means to determine interior framing, façade, and egress issues. Lateral load systems will be examined as they primarily relate to single- and multi-family wood frame structures. An evaluation of the standard of practice versus the standard of care will include the need for a 2-hour firewall design, separation and independence of structures, and veneer applications. Post-tension (PT) design aspects for serviceability and performance criteria will be outlined as an understanding of the needs of the architectural, structural, and MEP systems to handle the expectations of the PT design systems. The instructor will provide an analysis of these systems based on years of forensic evaluation experience and the peer review of current projects. Additionally, the needs of the design, construction, and building officials’ input to properly design, review, and construct these building systems will be considered.
Ed’s experience allows him to see the project in a complete setting and understand the complex interaction between the geotechnical, structural, architectural, and thermal environments. Ed’s civil engineering background includes geohydrology, hydrology, hydraulics, site design, and evaluation of existing structures. Ed’s structural background includes new design and quality assurance of industrial systems, residential, and commercial properties. Post-construction analysis and design to handle issues that came through warranty and/or litigated matters include lateral foundation systems, foundation underpinning, retaining systems, lateral and vertical frame design, building envelope design for both vertical and horizontal applications, HVAC redesign for thermal issues, attic and crawl space ventilation systems, and cold roof/super-insulated roof systems. Ed continues his commitment to the building community teaching and writing for local and national organizations including ASHRAE, ASCE, AEI, BEC, RCI, NAFE, HBA, IBS, CABO, EPA, and others.
Ed’s knowledge gained in working with thousands of common interest properties over the last 30-years for owners, developers, and buyers provides a unique and necessary perspective on the details and decisions that reduce the risk to the property by providing performance and effective life analysis of the products and systems.
The team at SBSA provides professional engineering and architectural services encompassing the entire span of a building’s lifecycle from inception through rehabilitation. Our team of experts have the experience and ability to identify and provide the right solutions for our clients. SBSA has the extensive knowledge of construction compliance, rehabilitation and repair, construction and property analysis, forensic analysis, and more. We have the experience and ability to identify and provide solutions for our clients. We are familiar with all aspects of the building life-cycle, from initial construction through long-term maintainability. SBSA can identify critical problem areas before issues arise, and devise solutions after problems arise. Additionally, we are able to analyze and design repairs for your claims from foundations to roofing.
SBSA is a multi-disciplinary architecture and forensic engineering firm that offers solutions in support of the entire life-cycle of a building. We offer a full complement of professionals who provide thoughtful attention to every step of our client’s new construction project.
Our Solutions Before include:
SBSA has extensive knowledge of construction compliance, repair, property and forensic analysis, and the experience and ability to provide solutions for our clients.
Our Solutions After include:
SBSA’s team of experts has extensive knowledge of construction compliance, rehabilitation and repair, construction and property analysis, forensic analysis, and more. We have the experience and ability to identify and provide solutions for our clients. We are familiar with all aspects of the building lifecycle, from initial construction through long-term maintainability. SBSA can identify critical problem areas before issues arise, and devise solutions after problems arise. Additionally, we are able to analyze and design repairs for your claims from foundations to roofing.
Ryan Jessop, EI received his Reserve Specialist (RS) designation today. He has worked hard to gather the experience, documentation, and references necessary for the application and actually did so well ahead of our planned schedule.
Ryan received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, with a Civil Specialty from the Colorado School of Mines and has passed the FE civil test. Ryan became a member of the SBSA team after working at Bock and Clark Environmental, where he conducted Property Condition Assessments and Environmental Assessments for Commercial Real Estate for two years. Since joining SBSA, Ryan has been performing reserve studies, destructive testing, construction observations, and assists with feasibility studies. Achieving his Eagle Scout award in 2005, where Ryan designed and managed a project to create a retaining wall in the landscaping adjacent to a handicap entrance at the Arvada United Methodist Church, as well as insulating the hydroponic radiation heating systems for the classrooms.
SBSA and its staff have provided thousands of reserve studies and capital expenditure analysis over the last 20 plus years and has built an extensive knowledge of the needs associated with common interest community construction. The staff at SBSA work together with community management, boards of directors, and association committees to foster unique ideas and tasks for inclusion into the long range planning of your property. This method of communication allows for a mutual approach in the tailoring of the study and incorporation of special considerations.
We leverage our experience with property investigations, design and quality assurance of new construction into our line of Reserve Studies and Capital Expenditure Planning services. This knowledge of actual design and owner’s services provides for a complete analysis than our completions approach of addressing this from a standpoint of accounting without the reality of the corrections, repairs, rehabilitation and the improvements to real property.
SBSA is the only company with Reserve Specialists, Certified Cost Consultants and Registered Professional Architects and Engineers on staff.
This distinction allows us to address a variety of your projects needs in-house and with staff aware of Associations requirements. SBSA, Inc. specializes in the design, construction, and real estate markets. We are based in the Golden, Colorado area and deliver Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Administration, Building Envelope Repair, Forensic Analysis and Testing services in over 30 states.
We are recognized for our commitment to honesty and smart supportable solutions. SBSA’s team of experts are hand-picked, experienced, and dedicated. Our clients include attorneys, insurance companies, builders, developers, homeowner associations (HOA’s), facility and property managers, buyers, sellers, and owners. We are confident in our ability to listen and provide professional solutions and will work with you to craft a scope of service meeting the personalized needs of your project.
The goals and values central to SBSA help us to tackle any challenge and provide a clear path to the completion of a project. Our process, coupled with a strong work ethic, ensures every client a professional and responsive experience from beginning to end. Our organizational philosophy has fostered numerous long-standing clients and stands as a central pillar of our success.
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