Weir/Andrewson specializes in the technical detailing of building
envelopes, roofs, decks, fire resistive systems, buried and
exposed membranes and traffic decks, waterproofing and flashing,
coatings, sealants, fenestration and penetrations.
Architectural firms whose primary focus is
on design find our technical services particularly relevant
to enhance the durability of the resulting structures. W/A
provides services for the full production of construction
documents and specifications for those firms who prefer to remain
on their design work.
Investigation & Analysis of Building Failures
Our firm is well-known for our expertise in the investigation of
construction deficiencies and the cause of building failure. Our
further expertise in historic restoration, litigation and
forensics services allows us to effectively contribute to the
discovery and recording process that is required in
We can provide services ranging from informal assessments to
thorough destructive investigations and preparation of
comprehensive reports. Evaluation of the structural integrity and
safety of a building can also be provided, including conformance
with the original construction plans and specifications,
applicable building codes and industry standards.
These investigations involve location and identification of
construction deficiencies, analysis of the impact of defects
on the performance or safety of the structure, recommendation
of solutions, preparation of estimates of the cost of repair and
identification of responsible parties. Solutions for the resolution
of construction deficiencies are the primary focus of the reports
developed from the observations of these investigations.