Improper installation of exterior envelope elements can jeopardize even the best design details and specifications. Such improper installations occasionally reflect inadequate care by the installer, but more frequently, they result from the installer’s misunderstanding of how specific systems should be integrated, or from inadequate coordination between several sub-contractors executing different tasks at the same locations.
PL:BECS utilizes its extensive familiarity with the intricacies of various enclosure systems to assist general and specialty contractors in properly installing all elements of a project’s exterior enclosure. Services in this phase may include review of shop drawings for project-specific flashings or window systems, review of the contractor’s submittals of proposed products or product substitution requests, installation inspections and documentation, preparation of sketches depicting recommended installation sequences for complex junctures, and related tasks.
PL:BECS visits project sites as needed to provide installation guidance, and to document the ongoing installation of the various elements through photos and video documentation. Highly detailed site reports identify deficiencies observed as well as providing detailed recommendations for corrective actions. PL:BECS involvement in the construction phase has always resulted in substantial quality improvements, eliminating problems before they occur.