Building Envelope Consulting

drh subsidiary of ats

Established in 1997 and serving clients nationally, Dedicated Roof and Hydro-Solutions, LLC (DRH) has become a leading expert in building envelope consulting services. Our clients own a vast array of structures, which include:

Building Envelope Services Include:
  • Retail, Industrial and Commercial
  • Manufacturing, Chemical, and Utility Plants
  • Local, State, and Federal Buildings
  • University, Educational, Research, and Healthcare Facilities
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Museums and Historical Buildings/ Facilities
  • Airports and Transportation Facilities
  • Multifamily and Mixed use Developments
  • US Owned Foreign Buildings
Building Envelope Consulting Services Include:

Evaluations:

  • Water entry and component/system failure investigation
  • Budget and planning studies

Testing:

  • Sealant and coating adhesion tests
  • Water take up and controlled source water testing
  • Mock-ups
  • Wall opening studies for flashing and barrier conditions

For the above, our approach is to do the least harm to the building in order to obtain the required information to understand and allow for sound recommendations, provide solutions and approaches to remediate the problems present.

Solutions:

  • Presentation of options with budgets and expected performance

Remediation:

  • Scope of work development for solutions identified
  • Contractor identification and qualification
  • Bidding and contracting assistance

For the above, our approach is to obtain the best value possible by defining the work required and obtaining competitive bids from qualified contractors experienced with the specific necessary work. For new construction projects and or projects that have already been planned, we offer the following services:

Commissioning:

  • Consultant review of design
  • Consultant oversight during construction
  • Consultant oversight at project close out testing and documentation

Construction Oversight:

  • Consultant site visits for quality assurance
  • Consultant response to RFIs and change order requests
  • Confirmation of testing and inspections performed by others

These services are available for all aspects of the building exterior including:

  • Roofing
  • Exterior walls including fenestrations (windows, doors, storefront)
  • Waterproofing – Subgrade walls, decks/plazas, and garage/parking
  • Flood and surface groundwater mitigation and control/protection

Experience

All DRH personnel has a minimum of 25 years of experience in the field of building envelope consulting (Roofs, Walls, and/or Waterproofing). It is this practical experience and exposure to problem resolution applied directly and not through understudies that sets DRH apart from many consulting practices. Our highly experienced senior level consultants are who you will see in the field, construction trailers, or job sites.

Certifications

Our experienced consultants are recognized, registered and certified specific to the technical areas we are servicing including:

  • FRCI – Fellow of RCI – (Formerly the Roof Consultants Institute)
  • CEM – Certified Energy Manager/BEP – Business Energy Professional/CSDP – Certified Sustainable Design Professional/ CEA – Certified Energy Auditor – the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • RRC – Registered Roof Consultant
  • CCS – Certified Construction Specifier
  • Certified Thermographer

Projects and Processes

Our experts perform projects as straightforward as condition surveys with reporting, budgeting, and management planning all as optional output. In addition, we deploy non-destructive and destructive testing as necessary to assure problems discovered are fully understood, and to determine if any cost saving approaches may be considered to resolve a client problem. We will customize our services based on your requirements and expectations while taking into consideration your budget, time and resources.

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