Water Infiltration Investigations
Water infiltration is a serious problem that has significant negative effects on building structures and budgets. Often times, money is spent on repairs that are temporary or inadequate because of a lack of understanding of the performance of various components within the building envelope.
BEC provides thorough investigation into the sources of water infiltration including targeted water testing to identify the problems and eliminate potentially unnecessary, costly repairs to otherwise sound components.
Understanding the existing condition of your property is the first step in planning and budgeting for repairs and maintenance. BEC provides a thorough, comprehensive
inspection process and clear, concise reporting that includes recommendations for immediate- and long-term needs along with cost estimates for budgeting purposes.Featured Project: BentleyBentley description text. Understanding the existing condition of your property is the first step in planning and budgeting for repairs and maintenance. BEC provides a thorough, comprehensive
Clear, concise and thorough specifications and drawings are critical to ensure that clients and prospective contractors understand the nature and scope of a project and that all bidders are providing competitive pricing for the same scope of work. BEC’s typical bid package includes CSI-formatted technical
specifications, AIA contract forms and CAD plans and details. In addition, BEC conducts pre-bid site meetings with qualified contractors to review specifications, details and scope of work, reviews all bids and provides recommendations on who to award a contract to.
Contract Administration and Oversight
Professional contract administration and quality control inspections are critical to ensure any construction project is completed on time, on budget and in compliance with specifications, drawings and applicable codes. BEC prepares contracts, memoranda and related correspondence, reviews insurance requirements, submittals, permits and payment applications to ensure the client’s
interests are protected. BEC performs inspections of on-going work to verify compliance and ensure quality. Written reports with photographic documentation are provided on a regular basis. BEC also performs final punch list inspections and close-out procedures including submission of warranties and other required documentation.
The City of Boston Ordinance 9-9.12 “Inspection of Exterior Walls and Appurtenances of Buildings Requiring Periodic Inspection” requires buildings over 70’ tall to be inspected every 5 years.
BEC provides certified inspections to ensure your property is both in compliance with the law and in a safe condition. The City of Boston assesses a fine of $100.00 per day for non-compliance.
Periodic inspection of roofs is a valuable tool to stay ahead of potential problems that can result in unnecessary damage and costly repairs. BEC provides in-depth inspections of roofs to identify deterioration before leaks
cause major problems. In addition, most roof manufacturers require yearly or bi-yearly inspection of roof systems to maintain warranties in effect.
Reserve studies provide condominium boards and managers with critical information about the condition of their property and finances both in the present and in the future.
BEC provides accurate and complete reserve studies that are critical to ensure that funding is adequate for future repair and restoration projects and avoid costly special assessments.
Due Diligence Reporting
Before purchasing a property, it is essential to understand the condition of the property and potential repair or restoration projects that can impact your investment.
BEC provides thorough analysis of the current condition as well as future expenses for repair or restoration.