Confidential Pharmaceutical

Confidential Pharmaceutical
You Cannot Manage What You Have Not Measured.
Confidential Puerto Rican Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Preliminary Evaluation Services, Moisture Survey Testing, 5 Year Roof Upgrade Plan, and Construction Documents for 398,000 sq. ft Facility

Client’s Objectives:

Conduct a review of construction documents, shop drawings and As-Built Drawings.
Address immediate issue regarding ongoing moisture infiltration problems.
Plan/Uplift Compliance Review
Develop budgetary considerations for remedial repair/replacement of roof sections to resolve moisture infiltration problems.
Services Provided:

Construction Document Review Services
Preliminary Evaluation and Assessment
Moisture Survey Testing
Demonstrative Testing
Prioritized Budgetary Analysis
Construction Documents
Full-time Project Observation and Management

Evaluation and Assessment of each roof section was accomplished to determine if installed roof assemblies were maintainable.

Infrared testing was performed prior to demonstrative testing, to help determine areas of wet insulation.


During the preliminary evaluation and assessment, ART identified a number of design and construction deficiencies contributing to water damage within the building and long-term deterioration of the structure; including moisture damage at the exterior walls of the building and corrosion of the interior roof deck.

ART then performed a comprehensive review of available construction documents, submittals, shop drawings, and as-built drawings for discrepancies and to verify for the Client that the roof system and related cladding and components specified met applicable code requirements and acceptable construction practices.

Based on the preliminary evaluation and the design review, demonstrative testing was performed to verify design and construction deficiencies and problematic conditions concerning the coping, awning, flashing and vertical wall construction; as well as a cross sectional analysis of the building’s roof assemblies.

ART then provided the Client with a prioritized 2 phase budget to remediate the immediate moisture infiltration problem as well as budgetary considerations to address the building’s other interrelated issues.

ART design addressing replacement of assemblies in a high velocity hurricane zone. Included in the design considerations were installation of a complete system (claddings, fasteners, underlayment, and flashings) that meets or exceeds geographic and insurer wind-uplift requirements.

Prioritization of reroof-repair work was provided to the Client, along with budgetary considerations for each section.