Construction Quality Assurance Observations (QAO)

The Importance of Quality Assurance (QA) in Construction 

During the construction process, property owners often want to have a third party perform Quality Assurance Observations (QAO) and testing for components of the building envelope. These observations are not necessarily required by the building department or local codes, but instead are designed to make sure that other aspects of the building are constructed properly.

Generally, these observations will focus on areas such as waterproofing, doors and windows, roofing, floor flatness, Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) and other areas that will impact the performance of the building and the occupant comfort. In addition, ECS can perform testing to verify proper installation.

The Importance of Quality Assurance (QA) in Construction 

During the construction process, property owners often want to have a third party perform Quality Assurance Observations (QAO) and testing for components of the building envelope. These observations are not necessarily required by the building department or local codes, but instead are designed to make sure that other aspects of the building are constructed properly.

Generally, these observations will focus on areas such as waterproofing, doors and windows, roofing, floor flatness, Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) and other areas that will impact the performance of the building and the occupant comfort. In addition, ECS can perform testing to verify proper installation.

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Examples of Construction Quality Assurance (QA) Testing

  • Spray testing of window assemblies to check for leaks
  • Infrared thermography to check for hot/cold spots which may be indicative of leaks in the building envelope
  • Below and above grade waterproofing,
  • Roofing
  • Curtain wall
  • Relative humidity
  • Slab moisture

Examples of Construction Quality Assurance (QA) Testing

  • Spray testing of window assemblies to check for leaks
  • Infrared thermography to check for hot/cold spots which may be indicative of leaks in the building envelope
  • Below and above grade waterproofing,
  • Roofing
  • Curtain wall
  • Relative humidity
  • Slab moisture
waterproofing

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Our Quality Assurance Construction Projects

  • 845 W. Madison, Chicago, IL
  • Westin Infinite Energy Hotel, Duluth, GA
  • The Trove, Arlington, VA
  • P-913 Communication Center, Virginia Beach, VA

Our Quality Assurance Construction Projects

  • 845 W. Madison, Chicago, IL
  • Westin Infinite Energy Hotel, Duluth, GA
  • The Trove, Arlington, VA
  • P-913 Communication Center, Virginia Beach, VA
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