Roof Design & Specifications provide the analysis, design, and project
administration services required to obtain the most appropriate and
cost-effective solution for our client's roofing problems.
System Analysis: A
complete roof analysis of the existing roof system is completed to
establish the required scope of work, including the satisfaction
of design requirements that are in support of our clients
business goals and objectives. Dependent upon the existing construction
and its condition, additional analysis utilizing methods
like non-destructive moisture survey, deck survey and various
environmental analysis may be required.
System Selection: Potential systems
are reviewed and a selection made after weighing our clients input, management
objectives and our analysis of the existing system. IRS then provides an
opinion of probable cost to execute the finalized, agreed upon project
Detailed project specifications are developed for the purpose of securing
competitive bids on the selected roof system. As to be built perimeter
and projection drawings are provided to reduce costly change orders during
construction. All IRS specifications are developed to ensure a
manufacturer's warranty and to provide a competitive bidding situation among
contractors and material manufacturers.
Our involvement with a variety of roofing systems provides us with a good
selection of contractors in most of the country. IRS can assist our
client in selecting a group of qualified contractors to bid on the roof system
For each project, a representative of IRS conducts a pre-bid meeting to
review the projects scope of work, including miscellaneous site conditions with
the prospective bidders and an owner's representative. This meeting
ensures an understanding of the project documents by on-site personnel and the
For each project, a representative of IRS conducts a
pre-construction meeting with the contractor's foreman and the owner's
representative to review job-site conditions and project documents to clarify
and resolve any questions before the start of construction.
Job Progress Observations:
Our involvement in this phase of the project varies from weekly to full-time
reviews, depending on the complexity of the job, the roofing contractor
involved, and the needs and interests of our client.
Observation for Final
Approval: Every project is reviewed by a qualified
representative of IRS prior to the final payment. This review is not in
lieu of a manufacturer's warranty inspection.