You Cannot Manage What You Have Not Measured.
New Castle Area Transit Authority

Design Review, Evaluation and Assessment, Humidistat Testing, Moisture Survey, Expert Witness Testimony, Design, Project Management and Full Time Construction Observation Services


Client’s Objective:

Evaluate roof and building mechanical units for ongoing moisture infiltration issues.
Determine concise causes of multiple system failures.
Review construction documents, shop drawings, submittals, as-built drawings and other project documentation for design/construction errors.
Provide expert witness testimony for litigation.
Supply temporary solutions to mitigate the ongoing damage conditions.
Prepare Bid/Construction Documents for permanent repair of problematic building conditions for all buildings systems.
Monitor repair/installation of remedial work to insure fulfillment of applicable Contract Documents.
Services Provided:

Evaluation & Assessment
Forensic Evaluation
Design Review
Humidistat Testing
Expert Witness
Remediation Construction Documents
Project Monitoring

Openings into the roof assembly at structural panel seams of the bus garage, coupled with the lack of a vapor barrier, permits unfettered access of moisture into the roof assembly.

Humidistat test results.


ART performed a comprehensive forensic investigation on all involved building components to determine the source and causes of ongoing moisture infiltration issues for the facility’s office, garage and bus wash areas. The analysis included a comprehensive evaluation, demonstrative testing of building components and on-site air humidistat testing of the building.

A review of the building’s construction documents, shop drawings, submittals, as-built drawings and other project documentation revealed numerous design/construction errors, which were verified through the demonstrative testing.

ART then provided expert witness testimony, detailing the errors and omissions in both the design and installation of the building components.

ART prepared a multifaceted moisture mitigation design and specification, conducted a pre-bid meeting for each general contract and provided bid reviews and recommendations for our Client.

ART also provided construction management for all phases the Work, including electrical, mechanical, general and roof construction contracts. Project management included scheduling and coordination of the multiple trades, review of shop drawings and submittals and assisting the Client in review of each trade’s applications for payment.

During the remediation process, full time construction observation for each discipline was provided. Additionally, during the construction phase, ART provided litigation support services, including the removal and storage of evidence from the previous construction and documentation photos and video of the removal of the previously installed roof system.

Construction Observation was provided.