Applied Enclosure Consulting: Enveloping Construction Defects through Forensic Planning
The team extensively discussed the problems and identified resolution parameters that work best for the client’s project.
This was one of the many success stories scripted by AEC in its journey so far. With an experience spanning two decades forming its core, the Colorado-headquartered organization is founded on a pragmatic approach to understanding the enclosure of a building. “We do not recommend a one-size-fits all solution; we believe in having clear communications to curate solutions that serve their purpose,” comments VerSchave. AEC believes in squarely focusing on the continuity, compatibility, and resilience of water, vapor, and air control layers to devise a tailored plan according to customer expectations.
A typical client engagement with AEC begins with a detailed investigation in scrutinizing the deficiencies within a building. Using the team’s judgment and expertise, the company identifies reasonable repair scopes while addressing the risks that emerge during the process. The next step involves using the team’s hands-on experience in collaborating with numerous customers over the years to help shield the property from common construction defects, along with designing and working through the solution with qualified contractors.
We do not recommend a one-size-fits all solution; we believe in having clear communications to curate solutions that serve their purpose
AEC’s forensic architects ensure that the building enclosure serves as a valuable and well-utilized asset. In the construction review phase, the experienced team reviews the quality of work and compares the contractors’ work with the construction documents to supplement design-related suggestions. As a final step, AEC even provides an unbiased, succinct, and rational evaluation of clients’ concerns during defect litigation and arbitration procedures. The company also helps clients throughout their construction lifecycle to work through unforeseen bidding conditions, review the quality of contractors, or address any hurdles that come along the way.
Despite the innovations driving AEC, VerSchave hints at the challenges companies face due to the labor crunch and shortage of material resources within the forensic construction service industry. In addition, the limited knowledge of customers also creates differences that impair the overall building envelope repair scope selection process. AEC’s consumer-first approach helps firms overcome these barriers by devising solutions from “a customer’s perspective.” Continuing with its steady growth curve, the company aims to push boundaries by closely observing the industry parameters and embracing forensic practices that can change construction practices worldwide.