Window Surveys present the results of a visual examination of existing
facilities window systems including clerestory, curtain wall and entrance
systems. The surveys purpose is to sufficiently
determine the condition of existing window systems in order
to provide our clients with recommendations and budgets required to
maintain or restore the water integrity. As a result of the visual survey
windows requiring additional investigation utilizing non-destructive and
destructive methods are identified. IRS provides our clients with a
proposed scope of work, justification for the additional investigation and our
opinion of probable cost. In many instances a visual survey of existing
wall system is completed in conjunction with the window survey.
Construction Document Review:
IRS reviews original construction prints that may be available to identify
deviations in the actual construction from those stated in the documents.
This verification is completed visually, unless destructive testing is required
and authorized in writing.
Window Conditions and
Photographs: IRS examines each window's general appearance and
condition, analyzing its appearance, condition and construction to the extent
possible. Observed conditions, including its general condition, areas of
excessive deterioration, staining, and the presence of any contaminants and/or
previous repairs are noted on the CAD elevation drawings, if applicable.
The locations of specific problem windows are recorded on the CAD elevation
drrawings, if applicable. Digital photographs are utilized to document
observed deficiencies and are located on the CAD elevation drawings, if
applicable and included as part of the written report.
Window Conditions and
Photographs: If applicable, IRS will examine the wass on each
elevation to identify their general appearance, condition and construction.
Deficiencies will be located on the CAD elevation drawings, if applicable.
Digital photographs of any observed deficiencies will be referenced on the CAD
elevation drawings, if applicable and included as part of the surveys written
Written Report: IRS
compiles the data gathered during the survey into a written report. The written
report details variations in construction, general condition, aesthetics and
overall condition. The locations of specific items discussed are referenced to
the CAD elevation drawings, if applicable.
Recommendations and Estimated
Costs: IRS provides recommendations and provides an opinion of
probable construction costs necessary to address observed deficiencies.
Recommendations and budgets provided for the required restoration and repair
are based upon our clients' goals and objectives for each facility.