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Academy Consultancy and Design can provide a range of consultany services relating to general construction defects. This includes the development of contract specifications, creating schedules of defects, and proposing remedial solutions along with associated budget costings. Our decades of experience within the industry enable us to provide Clients with peace of mind that they will receive expert and reliable advice whenever they need it.

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consultancyConsultancy

Academy Consultancy and Design can assist with development of contract specifications, schedules of defects and provide advice on any remedial solutions that may be required.

We can also assist in developing and providing repair specifications and can arrange the subsequent supervision of any remedial works.

 

 

design and refurbishmentDesign

We work with Engineers, Architects and Surveyors to analyse both new build and refurbishment design proposals and specifications. We can provide informed comment as required and work in conjunction with other parties to provide solutions to both old and new projects. This includes advice on associated interface details with other building materials, helping to ensure compatibility in design, long-term system perfomance and low life cycle costs.

 

 

Investigating defects in buildingsInvestigation

Academy Consultancy and Design specialises in investigating and resolving defects in buildings relating to both the external envelope and internal details.

We provide detailed information and analysis based on our extensive experience, incorporating whole life costs, technical merits and expected system performance.

 

 

Thermal imaging testingTesting

Our testing methods can be adapted to suit individual circumstances, and in many cases more than one testing procedure may be required. Techniques that we utilise include Electronic Integrity Testing, Thermal Imaging, Thermography , Flood and Dye Testing, Pressure Testing along with many other disciplines.

Destructive testing (where suitable ) can be undertaken to assess the condition of the materials below the waterproofing layers and to view the existing construction. This can be particularly useful where informaton on the type of materials used is not available from the building owner, or where the installed materials may be different to the specification (e.g. on Design and Build Contracts). Materials can be sent for laboratory testing where required.

 

 

Leak detectionLeak detection

Academy Consultancy and Design can offer services in leak detection, specialising in locating leaks in all types of buildings.

Our wealth of experience in delivering leak detection provides our clients with peace of mind that they will receive expert and reliable advice when they need it.

 

 

reports and surveysReports & Surveys

In addition, we specialise in the preparation of expert reports and offer expert advice, litigation, technical evaluation and opinion to enable the swift resolution of issues.

We can undertake independent condition surveys on all types of commercial roofing systems, including built-up felt, synthetic single ply, mastic asphalt, liquid applied membranes, built-up and composite panel cladded roofs, zinc roofing and cladding, green roofs and tiled and slated roofs.

 

 

fire recoveryFire recovery

Academy Consultancy and Design can assist with all types of fire recovery works.

We will assist with preparing specifications and budget costings and will also liaise with the insurance companies to ensure that works are undertaken swiftly and efficiently so that the building can be usable as quickly as possible.

 

 

construction contract disputeContract dispute

Academy Consultancy and Design can also act as expert witness for construction disputes.

We recognise the requirement for the expert witness to produce concise, unbiased and independent reports to assist with negotiation and adjudication. Indeed, if a consultant is appointed early on within a dispute scenario, specialist reports can help to strengthen a case and facilitate early settlement through negotiation.