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Building Envelope Testing and Design Recommendations.

At SFC, we are experts at conducting peer reviews of building envelope design and assisting with ensuring the continuity of waterproofing and air barrier are maintained. In addition we can provide recommendations and specifications for the products to ensure your waterproofing provides the intended protection and durability. Our deliverable includes marked up construction drawings with notes and isometric drawings that show the step by step process at critical design elements. We always recommend that a building envelope review is accompanied by a mechanical system peer review as well. 

Post installation and/or during the mock-up phase, SFC can conduct water testing in accordance with the guidelines provided within the ASTM E 1105 "Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference" and/or AAMA 501.2 "Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls and Sloped Glazing Systems."

HVAC Performance Evaluation

At SFC, our knowledge of mechanical system performance is world class. Understanding building pressurization, air infiltration and the need for the mechanical system and building envelope to perform together is our everyday practice. We provide pre and/or mid-construction peer review services, post startup troubleshooting, performance evaluation during and post construction, and mechanical equipment installation verification.  

 

HVAC Performance Eval

Moisture and Mold Assessment

At SFC, we are State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors who provide moisture and mold assessments in buildings from single family homes to high rise resorts. Sean Fitzgerald is recognized as an expert in the field of indoor air quality. Mr. Fitzgerald has led teams in some of the world’s largest and most complicated remediation projects, often overseeing numerous subcontractors working on multiple systems with various experts reviewing the final product. In 2015, Mr. Fitzgerald was recognized as a certification board member for the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). This board is responsible for approval of certifications available through the ACAC world wide as well as being the recognized provider for the State of Florida Mold Assessor and Mold Remediator examinations. Mr. Fitzgerald’s combined background in building envelope, HVAC and indoor air quality make him unique in the field of building sciences. Understanding moisture control from inside to outside ensures clients get the results they expect. 

Moisture and Mold

Expert Witness  / Litigation Support

The Sean Fitzgerald Consulting team has over 60 combined years of consulting experience that includes addressing mechanical design, building envelope, indoor air quality, and moisture problems in buildings. We have specific expertise in diagnosing, solving, and mitigating elevated humidity, water intrusion, and building envelope deficiencies. Our team includes licensed professional engineers and registered architects; contractors and certified indoor environmental consultants and mold assessors. Our team has provided litigation support on building defect claims in excess of $60 Million Dollars of claims awarded. From expert witness testimony to conducting on site testing and evaluations, we are your one stop shop for moisture related litigation matters.

Expert Witness

Remedial Repair Management

Sean Fitzgerald Consulting can fill the remedial design construction and project management gap. In our industry a team of experts develop a remedial correction to address building envelope, HVAC and/or mold remediation problems and then turn the corrections over to an already overburdened construction team. Let us fill that gap and assist with onsite project management, construction management and field verification to ensure the remedial plan is executed as intended.  The team at SFC has provided these services from small to multi-million dollar remedial projects.  

Remedial Repair
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