RRJ provides structural engineering and architectural consulting expert services with field and laboratory testing capabilities that complement both disciplines. Our range of expertise:
Investigation services range from evaluating existing conditions and structural capacity to determining problem cause or failure. Our services include condition surveys, water leakage and condensation investigation, material performance evaluations, structural adequacy, structural failure investigation, and evaluation of construction claims and errors/omissions disputes.
Our repair and rehabilitation design services address aged and nonperforming structures to correct construction defects and impaired exterior enclosures, and to upgrade both structural and architectural elements. Our work applies to curtain walls, cladding, structural elements, roofs, window systems, and waterproofing systems. Preparation of repair drawings, specifications, and bid documents, and construction administration services are included.
Field | Laboratory Testing
Testing services range from ASTM and AAMA standards to custom test methods for full-scale tests of structural elements, construction products, and performance evaluations. New product develpment quality assurance testing is offered for building material manufacturers.
With our extensive history in evaluating structures with a particular attention to the details, our structural engineers can help clients investigate, design, and rehabilitate structures to assess and correct performance issues. Our structural engineering consulting services range from resolving complex design challenges and analyzing failure to developing effective solutions for a wide range of building types.
Building Enclosure Consulting
RRJ consults on all aspects of the design, construction and rehab of building enclosures to address project-specific requirements, performance, and quality assurance verification. Our building enclosure specialists combined with our facade and curtain wall system field / laboratory testing capabilities provide comprehensive services from project inception and building commissioning (BECx) to completion of construction and close-out.
Architectural | Structural Peer Reviews
Our range of peer review consulting services is designed to assist owners, contractors, architects and engineers in the areas of constructability, contract drawing and specification review, and to determine if the design meets the expected performance criteria.
RRJ evaluates and tests a wide range of building and construction materials to assess performance, durability, permeability, and strength, and to determine failure causation.
Litigation Consulting | Support
When construction problems exist and experts are required, RRJ has the ability to provide assistance in establishing issues, identifying applicable standards and practices, briefing clients on technical issues, providing input for deposition, developing testimony outlines, and performing the necessary technical research. RRJ utilizes the latest visualization technologies for effective presentation of technical findings.