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Springtime Parking Structure Maintenance

Your parking structure is the first area of the property that visitors see. Now is the time to do a little spring cleaning and...

ECS Plan Review Services
Rick Hinson was hired by ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC in 2018 to lead the ECS Plan Review Services Group. When asked about his plans and...
Window Washers Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound – Safely!
Every few months we seem to hear on the news about a window washer being rescued from a building or a contractor being saved by...
Moisture and Durability in Voluntary Green Building Certifications - Part II
This is the continuation to the Moisture and Durability in Voluntary Green Building Certifications series. Read Part I here...
Moisture and Durability in Voluntary Green Building Certifications - Part I
There are many codes and standards that guide the design and construction process for buildings. These programs have been adopted...
A Day in the Life of a Facilities Consultant
We find, evaluate, document and solve problems. Find out how we are the Doctors of Buildings.
Five Reasons Hogwarts Needs ECS Facilities

Dear Hogwarts, When I was 12, I didn’t receive my Owl in the mail. As heartbroken as I was, I’ve enjoyed my life as a muggle. In...

Post-Winter Maintenance

As the nice weather arrives, many people will take advantage of a little spring cleaning. This is also a good time to think about...

Air Leakage Testing

Whole building air leakage testing is a quantitative test method that measures the air infiltration of a building after it has has...

Winter Weather, Snowloads, And The Local Economy

There was a lot of discussion about the economic losses due to the recent snowstorm in the Washington, D.C. region. While the...

Vibration Monitoring
Blasting. Hoe ramming. Excavation. Compaction. Pile driving. Demolition. If you’re planning or working on a construction or...
Why You Need a Property Condition Assessment Before Closing
Imagine yourself in this situation…A slick, well-written brochure shows up on your desk. Someone is selling a property and has...
Window Washers Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound – Safely!
Have you ever been walking down the street, looked up, and wondered if that window washer was crazy? Window cleaning is an...
Air Barriers
Heating and cooling commercial buildings is estimated to use six to seven percent of the total energy consumed in the United...
Firestopping
photo courtesy Copper Range, Inc.A significant change relating to firestopping was made in the 2012 International Building Code...
Parking Garage Slab Deterioration
In climates where road de-icing salts are used, concrete parking garage slab deterioration can be a significant maintenance cost...
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