Building Envelope Assessments
Inspecting and identifying present and potential points of deterioration on a building’s exterior allows for the critical evaluation of the safety and insurability of a building. Orata compiles detailed reports on a building’s current envelope condition that helps owners reduce repair costs, identify circumstances that may be causing excessive operating costs such as air leaks or poor insulation, and promote the overall long-term viability of a structure. Regular assessments ensure continued value for business and property owners alike, reducing repair costs by making it easy to implement preventative measures. Our engineering team has the technical expertise to design, evaluate, and efficiently remediate a building’s envelope assembly, meaning that we can assist you through the entire assessment process.
The City of Calgary has mandated assessments under the Building Maintenance Bylaw that came into effect January 2017. Under the new law, buildings that are five storeys or higher, as well as over ten years old require visual assessments on exterior walls and roofing. This is to aid the city in expediting their focus on identifying and proactively repairing high-risk factors and properties . Orata supplies Building Exterior Visual Assessments (BEVA) that follow guidelines highlighted in industry leading documents such as ASTEM E2018-15 (Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process), etc. Beyond simply ensuring your building complies with the Building Maintenance Bylaw, Orata provides completed BEVA forms for the City of Calgary along with providing a report detailing the findings of the investigation to the building owner with clear guidance on cost conscious maintenance solutions.