How do you decide what type of siding to use on your home? Cost, aesthetics, maintenance, and durability all are items to be considered when deciding on the exterior cladding for your home. One option that has become increasingly popular is fiber cement siding. This type of cladding comes with a 30-50 year warranty; however, […]
A Green Approach to Community Association Building Maintenance and Repairs Mark A. Waldman, SE, PE, LEED AP Waldman Engineering Consultants, Inc. Today there is lots of chatter about sustainability, green building issues, and reducing our personal carbon footprints. There is also lots of talk about stimulus money and tax credits. Does that mean homeowners associations […]
Rye Waldman, Dir. of Engineering and Building Research, discusses the basics of infrared cameras and images. These tools help us easily find and assess leaks before making invasive openings. If you are having moisture issues, request a proposal today on our website or over the phone at 630-922-3000.
Dryers are one of the leading causes of house fires—they cause approximately 16,000 fires every year
The condition of the property elements on which the reserve study is based change. The association’s financial situation and reserve fund balance change. Board members and property managers change. The condition of the property elements are always changing whether anyone likes it or not. Read our white paper below authored by Matt Hass on why […]
In this whitepaper on hail damage, our Senior Architect, Aaron Parks, discusses the steps an association can take to bounce back following a hail storm. It is imperative that proper repair specifications are drafted and the contractor does not rely on the insurance adjusters recommendations alone. See the attached paper below. Hail Storm Roof Damage_DRAFT
Park Avenue Condominium Association Location : Lombard, Illinois Property Type: Condominium Association Building Type: 7-story Masonry Building Size Project: One Parking Deck WEC Services: Initial parking deck evaluation Specification/Drawings for Repairs Bidding and Bid Review Recommendations Construction Administration and Monitoring Problem: Water was leaking from the existing elevated parking deck into the existing lower level […]
This company in Denmark is making waves in sustainability (literally). Their new technology creates waves and harnesses that power to provide energy for 4,000 homes/unit. Check out this informational video linked above.