FIU Education Building

FIU Education Building

You Cannot Manage What You Have Not Measured.
FIU Education Building

Miami, Florida

Evaluation, Design & Expert Witness

Client’s Objective:

Determine the source of moisture intrusion causing sick building syndrome during the construction of the new facility.
Provide evaluation of existing conditions.
Supply solutions to remedy existing conditions.
Prepare bid/construction documents for repair of problematic building.
Services Provided:

Evaluation and Assessment
Moisture Testing
Material Testing Analysis
On Site Testing
Construction Documents
Project Observation


FIU Education Building

Solutions:

Comprehensive analysis and demonstrative testing revealed problematic conditions throughout the waterproofing envelope. Exterior stone veneer, windows and roofing system all required corrective design.

Stone veneer – Removal of the existing stone, waterproofing of the structural wall with trowel borne reinforced membrane and application of a new stone veneer.

Windows – Correction of the existing installation and replacement of the sealant at the window to wall location.

Roofing – Complete removal and replacement of the system was necessary due to lack of adhesion of the existing roofing system. A new Hybrid built-up roofing system was designed.

All corrective design specifications were accepted by major manufactures for extended warranty periods, resulting in a leak free building. We also provided the primary expert testimony during the litigation proceedings, resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement for the University.



Computer aided roof plan view drawing of the FIU Education Building