What We do Best
MCWC works closely with its clients and the project architect; providing decisive information on a wide range of systems, to ensure the maximum performance of the building envelope is achieved.
As Consultants, we are able to provide an array of diversified services. Our services are designed to foresee any potential problems during the design, fabrication, construction or post occupancy phases of the projects we are involved with. Such services are implemented through written protocols after the scope of the project and our level of involvement has been established with the client.
Pre-design, Design Development and Production Document Services
MCWC pre-design, design development and production document services allow us to assist our clients with building a solid foundation when pursuing a project. We work closely with all our clients to provide them with critical support during the initial development phases.
- Project Programming
- Design Criteria Studies
- Material Selection
- Existing Conditions Survey
- Feasibility Study
- Specification Writing
- Production of Construction Documents
Review of shop drawings and calculations
Pursuant to the requirements of the bid documents, Miami Curtain Wall Consultants Corp. review and process all necessary shop drawings to ensure complete fabrication and installation of all required project components. MCWC verify the structural calculations against the design pressures noted on the Notice of Acceptance (N.O.A.) for the product to be installed. We also compare the N.O.A.’s to the shop drawings, confirming that the selected system has been approved by the local jurisdiction.
Peer Review of Construction Documents
Also identified as a Critique Review, this service entails an overall comprehensive coordination plan review. The plan review includes code compliance, life safety and constructability of the working drawings. The Construction Documents should be approximately 80% complete for a full coordination review in conjunction with all the disciplines involved. The disciplines generally include: Architectural, Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Landscape and Interior Design as applicable per project.
Threshold and Special Inspections
Threshold buildings require dedicated “Threshold” inspectors that are specifically assigned to perform structural inspections in such buildings. According to the Florida Building Code, building officials may assign special inspectors to a project. Miami Curtain Wall Consultants Corp. provides Special and Threshold inspectors upon request allowing us to achieve client satisfaction pursuant to all Building Code requirements. MCWC will provide a statement of inspection defining and agreeable disposition over the installation of the project, upon satisfactory completion of the inspection plan.
Quality Control Services
- Shop Inspections during Manufacturing and Erection Phase of Project
- Exterior Wall Testing and Documentation
- Owner / Developer Field Representation
- Implement Quality Control Procedures
- Field Air and Water Tests
- Dew- Frost Point Testing
MCWC takes the initiative to observe and inspect each process of installation in the shop and field to ensure that all parts specified are assembled correctly. Upon receipt of the projects shop drawings, MCWC evaluate and review the necessary details to ensure proper installation on the job site. During this process MCWC compare the details and connections of the fully constructed assembly to the manufacturer’s specifications and to the Notice of Acceptance (N.O.A.)
As Waterproofing consultants, we are able to study the environmental diseases and physical abnormalities that afflict today’s construction practices. Understanding such causes and the consequential effects, enables us with the ability to develop a waterproofing and restoration plan with detailed specifications to solve today’s problems.
MCWC makes every effort to provide our clients with recommendations and solutions to prevent any passage of water or air through the exterior envelope of the building.
We provide a full scope of inspection services covering all aspects of the structure; from below grade to the roof. We are familiar with the use of Bentonite technology, Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic injection chemical grout, coatings for planters and decks and Bentogrouting for basements, tunnels and elevator pits.
MCWC also covers the full range of epoxy injections, from low viscosity ( used in deep thin structural cracks), injection gels, soil stabilization, underwater injections systems, flexible epoxy for high traffic industrial floor joints, the new Polyurea technology, epoxy deck coatings and the newest technology of structural repair known as “cross stitching”.
MCWC covers the full range of expansions joints from compression joint technology, pre-formed joints for parking decks and bridges, interior stainless steel joints, compression joints for portable water tanks, the typical Peterson joint and perimeter sealants.
Post Occupancy Inspections
MCWC provides post occupancy inspection services that are geared towards troubleshooting and problem solving. We evaluate the deficiencies that have transpired from years of exposure to the natural elements. Through our extensive knowledge in the technical design of building enclosures, we are able to offer our clients thorough and detailed forensic assessments of the building envelope.
Post Occupancy Services
- Architectural Analysis Reports
- Field Testing
- Site Inspections
- Retrofit Services
- Anti-Terrorism Analysis
- 40 & 50 Year Recertification
Damage Assessment Services
MCWC uses many techniques for restoration like cementitious technology to reinstate structural strength of concrete columns, beams, decks and slabs. MCWC also offers Slab Jacking inspection services which include slab resurfacing, shot blasting (slab conditioning) and restoration.
We assist our client’s by conducting a thorough investigation of the building’s cladding, waterproofing and roofing design to precisely determine the source of the issue. MCWC offers damage assessment services for both new and existing structures. This service facilitates with locating an existing problem or failure within the building envelope.
Mock Up / Laboratory testing
Once evaluated, full scale building mock-ups provide useful information that can lead to increased reliability and reduced construction and maintenance costs. The services we offer can help you achieve that goal.
- Provide test procedure recommendations
- Unit Assembly, glazing and installation inspections
- Test observation, evaluation and documentation
Water Infiltration test
MCWC monitors all testing procedures and prepare complete reports which include the test results and the description of the assembly tested. Should test failure occur, MCWC evaluates all remedial actions taken by the Sub-contractor.
Air Infiltration test
MCWC strongly believe that one of the most common air leakage problems of all wall and curtain wall systems originate at the transition points between dissimilar materials. Air leaks mostly occur at weep hole and drain hole locations.
By conducting a uniform Static Air Infiltration Test, MCWC can help to determine the degree of severity and origin of the leak.
Miami Curtain Wall Consultants Corp. provides expert witness services for attorneys, plaintiffs and defendants involved in various types of construction litigation. The principals of MCWC are experienced and have the credentials necessary to provide expert testimony for construction related disputes.
MCWC offers expert witness services for virtually every issue pertaining to the exterior building envelope, as well as for the standard of care for roofing, waterproofing, and glazing / window wall design. MCWC provides a professional, unbiased, objective evaluation of the facts and assists in developing the strongest case possible on behalf of our clients.
Who We Serve
- Condominium Associations
- Individual Homeowners
- Insurance Companies
Codes & Permits
Miami Curtain Wall Consultants Corp. is greatly familiar with the permitting procedures in the State of Florida. A large part of our involvement in any project is to review the shop drawings, calculations, specifications and if requested; a peer reviews of the construction documents.
This process allows us to examine the necessary documents for zoning and compliance with the building codes having jurisdiction. During the on-site inspections, MCWC compare the as-built environment to ensure total compliance with the city / state approved documents. Once MCWC has begun the site inspections, we provide our client a report documenting the progress of the project.
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MIAMI, FLORIDA 33155