5-Step Process to Total Roof Asset Management
Our roof management solution isn’t solely a solution we offer, it’s our philosophy. Moreover, it’s based upon our holistic approach. We analyze your business goals and buildings to understand the short term needs and the long term requirements. There are five basic stages to this process.
1. Inspection Analysis
The first stage is an inspection analysis. That’s where our team identifies short term risks – the areas that immediately provide safety issues, or possible areas of damage to your building. These are the things we’re going to look out for first. Every building has some inherent design flaws and we want to understand the design of your building so we can predict where some potential problem areas might be. From that inspection analysis, we’ll create a forecast that will help us identify where we think your future issues may be with your building.
2. Condition Report
Now the second step is the condition report. After we’ve done the inspection analysis, we present you with a condition report. The condition report has a couple of important purposes. First, it’s a document that provides the state of health of your building. Secondly, it’s a blueprint for risk management and helps us identify the problem areas for you that you might want to consider and budget for in the future. Thirdly, the condition report will contain any recommended actions. This report will not only give a clear assessment of where you are today but be helpful in planning for the future.
3. Consulting Solution Design
After we’ve done the condition report, we’ll go ahead and create the consulting solutions design. This is a list of the detailed action items and steps that have to be accomplished. This will cover risk areas, action items, timeframes work needs to be done by, and an overall prescriptive plan to restore your building. It also explains the methodology of how we will fix the problems or take corrective action. And then it gives you the scope and design of the project construction. So everything is laid out, your expectations are set on what will happen, when it will happen, how’s it going to happen, and how much it will cost.
4. Project Management
The fourth step is project management. Now the completion of the construction repairs is done by our accredited RBS work teams, and we have an incredibly flexible work force. That’s why we work with some of the world’s largest companies. Our accredited RBS work teams are evaluated and they have tremendous industry expertise. They’re health and safety certified and qualified in the work they do.
Every step of what we do is we use a strict quality control process to make sure the work is done right, so the work is only done once.
5. Asset Management
Now the final and fifth stage of Building Envelope Lifecycle Management is asset management. We’ve analyzed the building, we’ve made the corrective repairs, we’ve brought it back up to its optimum life. Now we want to protect it in the future, so we offer extended warranties, and we’re always on the search for premature failures. We are looking to correct these failures way ahead of time.
And then finally, we want to be part of the planning processes of your future. Are you going to put solar panels on the building? Are you going to put the walkway from one building to the next? We want to know, and we want to take part in that to help you do those projects successfully so that they don’t impact the envelope of the building.
Reasons to do Roof Inspections
Roof & Building Service is the ‘across the board’ roofing knowledge source whether the roof is flat, pitched, specialty, or a heritage roof on a historic building.
The diagram indicates some common reasons why clients may want to perform roof inspections. Although it’s common to inspect a roof when it is leaking, there may be other reasons depending on the objectives of the client. Some clients may wish to conduct inspections prior to having issues to be proactive in budgeting future expenditure and save the frustration and hassles of being reactive to leaks and emergencies.
Roof Systems we support through our Services
- Single-Ply Membrane Roofing (EPDM, PVC and TPO)
- Modified Bituminous (SBS) Roofing
- Built-up Roofing (BUR) Systems
- Rubberized Asphalt Waterproofing
- “Green” Roofing Systems
- Repairs & Preventative Maintenance Programs
- Roof Coating Systems
- Solar Reflective Roof Systems
- Standing Seam Metal Roofing
- Slate Roofs
- Copper Roofs
- Cedar Roof Systems
- Specialty / Heritage Projects
- Ice Prevention Systems
- Perimeter Safety Systems
- Roof Access Systems
- Heat Trace Systems
Building Envelope Interdependencies (Roofs, Walls and Foundations). We’ve got it!
We understand the interdependencies of the entire building envelope. Simply repairing or replacing a roof may not add the true value if other parts of the building envelope are deteriorating. Got it. Working with clients and using thorough inspection analysis and condition reporting helps RBS diagnose other building parts and prescribe a more complete scope of works. As shown in our case study projects, our project management professionals are equipped to deliver projects that include overhauls to wall systems, waterproofing and masonry.
Reasons to do Building Inspections
- New & Retrofit Construction
- Lowrise & Highrise Applications
- Metal Cladding
- Architectural Panels
- EIFS Systems
- Glazing & Curtain Wall Systems
- Window Restoration & Replacement
- Control Joints and Recaulking
- Building Envelope Repair
- Hot Applied Rubberized Systems
- Cold Applied Waterproofing
- Plaza & Parking Decks
- Parking Garage Repairs
- Traffic Coatings
- Brick & Stone Repointing, Repair and Replacement
- Lowrise & Highrise Applications
- Structural Rehabilitation
- Concrete Restoration
- Sealants & Coatings
- Brick Cleaning
- Balcony Repairs