Diagnostic Analysis Services

Any building, regardless of age, can be subject to poor performance of the building envelope. CDC provides observation and diagnostic testing to determine causes of unwanted air and water infiltration; condensation and/or frost formation; undesirable in-service noise; and failing glass, stone, brick, sealants or other elements.


CDC diagnoses performance issues:

  • Establishes probable cause of poor performance, via:
    • Observation from the ground, from aerial personnel lifts or swing stages (provided by others), and/or from accessible roof levels.
    • Review of existing architectural drawings, and shop drawing documents if available
    • Review of previous condition studies, reports, or other relevant Client documents
  • Performs a range of tests and/or soundings, and (if justified) observe limited disassembly in the vicinity of a failure, to further clarify the mode of failure.
  • Prepares a detailed, written, photographic report of observations and findings.

After mode of failure is established, CDC:

  • Develops procedural recommendations, details and specifications for repair/remediation.
  • Performs bid review and contract administration for quality assurance during the repair cycle.
  • Provides site observations and written photographic reports as part of field quality assurance program during repair.