When your material strength-to-weight ratio has not been optimized in the aluminum and steel buy-out items and you are spending more than you need to (or more than what’s in budget)…….
When there’s a leak on the carpeting in the CEO’s corner suite in the new corporate headquarters and no one can trace where it’s coming from…
When the wall has allegedly been designed to meet thermal criteria but occupants are uncomfortable with excessive cold or warm air entering their space…
When the vapor barrier has been breached and what seems like a leak in the wall is actually condensation flowing from exposed metal….
When the transitions between wall systems have been left to “by others” and now there are endless call backs about water infiltration in an occupied building….
When that “Value Engineered” item is now a 2′ x 2′ metal panel blowing in the wind after being pulled off the building, and has become a life-safety issue….
These are all introductory statements to real-world experiences we’ve been called in on, or for which we’ve been able to show a better way.
What’s the cost of engaging a consultant or specialty engineer on “that project”?
What’s the cost of “not”?