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Building Envelopes - Predictive/Preventative Maintenance for facilities

Discussion in 'Director's Ramblings' started by John Bowman, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. John Bowman

    John Bowman NACBI Staff Staff Member NACBI Member

    As part of a facilities Predictive/Preventative Maintenance Program, a thorough examination and a plan of "corrective measures" of a buildings envelope should be performed annually.

    In General: Walls should be inspected for cracks and separations, exposure damage and pest infestations. Weep holes should be cleared of obstructions. General cleaning should be done regularly and is particularly important if the facility is located in an area where environmental conditions (fumes from a highway, high levels of dirt, conditions conducive to mildew, algae or other pollutants) soil the building. The best and safest way to clean a building exterior is a liquid spray used at the lowest pressure possible (below 600 psi) to remove surface soils without damaging certain finishes. Anything over 600 psi could seriously impair the integrity of the finish. Sealant should be replaced around windows and other openings as soon as aging (cracking or drying out) is noticed or during an annual inspection. While doing your annual inspection it is also important to check for cracks, holes or penetration of the finish. Any compromise should be repaired as soon as possible. Any bulges, wrinkles, framing problems, structural deterioration, or evidence of damage due to condensation should be scheduled for immediate repair.

    Members of the National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors & Thermographers™ have the experience, knowledge, resources and equipment to perform in-depth visual/thermal imaging evaluations that strongly enhance and work hand-in-hand with your companies current predictive/preventative maintenance evaluations.

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  2. Dale Duffy

    Dale Duffy Administrator Staff Member NACBI Member

    Inspect Arizona Companies, Inc perform maintenance inspections in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Arizona.
     
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  3. Chuck Forman

    Chuck Forman Community Post Master NACBI Member

    Forman Inspection Services, LLC performs Commercial Building maintenance inspections throughout the state of Colorado. We can save property owners thousands in maintenance costs by performing annual building maintenance inspections.
     
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  4. Terry Clayton

    Terry Clayton Community Post Master NACBI Member

    Amspect Inspections Services, provides predictive maintenance inspections and Infrared Inspections for all types of Electrical, Mechanical and Structural applications in and around the St. Louis Area, call me if you have any questions.
     
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  5. Bill Warner

    Bill Warner Administrator Staff Member NACBI Member

    BC Warner Inspection & Thermal Imaging Services performs commercial building maintenance inspections throughout the state of Ohio. We perform annual building maintenance inspections and infrared inspection services throughout Ohio including Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Cleveland.
     
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  6. David Andersen

    David Andersen Community Member NACBI Member

    Andersen & Associates provides forensic building evaluation and infrared thermal imaging services to conduct annual mechanical/electrical maintenance inspections.

    Based out of Nashville Tennessee, we service Memphis to Knoxville and adjoining states.

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  7. Adair Inspection

    Adair Inspection Community Post Master NACBI Member

    Adair Inspection performs Building Envelopes, Predictive and Preventative Maintenance inspections anywhere in TX, OK, LA, AK, NM
    Call or email for quotes and your specific needs.
     
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  8. John Bowman

    John Bowman NACBI Staff Staff Member NACBI Member

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