Our company performed peer review, quality assurance observations, and performance testing at the 1000 Speer project located in the Golden Triangle Neighborhood of Denver Colorado. SBSA’s role concentrated on the building envelope systems of the 16-story high rise mixed use occupancy apartment building. Building envelope systems incorporated into the project included cladding materials such as anchored brick veneer and Portland cement plaster (stucco), low slope roofing, plaza deck and balcony waterproofing, storefront and curtainwall window assemblies, underlying exterior continuous rigid insulation and moisture management materials such as the weather-resistive barrier and associated moisture management components.
SBSA’s initial peer review of the architectural plans allowed for critical items related to the building envelope to be identified prior to construction. These items were conveyed to the design and construction team via redlines of the complete architected plan set and were summarized within a design review summary report. The information provided by SBSA is intended to assist in ownership’s risk management decisions for the construction of the project. The review allowed for the design and construction team to coordinate necessary revisions prior to issuing the final For Construction Set of drawings.
On-site quality assurance observations and summary reports include photos of both compliant and non-compliant construction practices. The contractor then utilized SBSA’s observation report to supplement their quality control program to address issues identified and correct any deficiencies in a timely manner that could affect the overall function of the building envelope systems as a whole. SBSA’s experience allowed for potential issues to be identified and remedied by the contractor such that their contractual obligations with the owner were met.
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