We pride ourselves in being able to offer our clients “full-service” engineering and consulting services. Our staff is dedicated to delivering accurate reporting and top-notch results. Our user-friendly reports provide an accurate summation of our findings supported by detailed analyses and creative recommendations for problem resolution.
Each of the following materials, EIFS, brick, vinyl, aluminum, and composite wood, have advantages and disadvantages. WEC engineers are skilled at evaluating defects and the installed conditions of each of these siding materials. Efflourescence and mildew staining all may be symptoms of bigger problems.
WEC is utilizing new technologies to create as-built drawings and develop specifications and drawings for large commercial projects. Having information recorded digitally means more information and more detail; in other words, quantity and quality. More information allows us to make more informed decisions and offer more economical and intelligent solutions to our clients. This new technology improves our current inspection offerings and offers associations a multitude of other benefits.
Detailed roof inspections can identify locations of moisture penetration and prevent structural damage. WEC engineers offer expertise on all roofing styles and materials, including flat roofs constructed of built-up roofing materials or single-ply membranes or steep roofs of wood or asphalt shingles.
Mold and mildew are the results of chronic moisture problems. WEC investigates moisture penetration related to siding, roofing, and foundations. Moisture- related issues with EIFS cladding and windows are also in our area of expertise. WEC engineers are skilled at finding moisture entry locations and prescribing methods to minimize water intrusion.
Over time and as the subject property ages, construction materials will deteriorate, creating a need for various capital improvements that consist of the repair and replacement of the defective materials. In many cases, these capital improvements can prove to be quite substantial, resulting in the need for a professional engineer to oversee the improvements and ensure that the problems are identified and corrected in the proper manner.
Property Condition Assessments
WEC will conduct a comprehensive, visual inspection of the exposed and accessible areas and the major systems and components of the building. This thorough investigation will include the roof, exterior walls, floor, foundation areas, mechanical systems, plumbing, electrical, and interior spaces of the building. Upon completion of the initial survey, WEC will prepare a report describing the systems and components observed and opinion of the general conditions observed at the time of the inspection.
Engineering Transition Studies
Whether you are: 1) a developer turning over properties to a homeowners association or conducting a condominium conversion; 2) a homebuyer purchasing a unit within a condominium building; or 3) a newly elected board member within a recently developed community association, you can benefit from an Engineering Transition Study.
Find out why Waldman Engineering’s reserve study is one of the best financial planning tools an association can have. We are a licensed engineering firm with a staff of experienced structural, mechanical, and professional engineers ready to meet all of your needs. We have been conducting reserve studies for over 17 years pursuant to the guidelines of the Illinois Condominium Property Act and each study is conducted by a Reserve Specialist (RS) as designated by the Community Association Institute (CAI).
Under the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance, the City reports annually on energy findings and trends, and the ordinance authorizes the City to share building-specific data with the public beginning with buildings’ second year of reported information. The goal of the Chicago Energy Rating System (implemented in 2019) is to improve the visibility and transparency of the information reported under the existing Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance (adopted in 2013). The Energy Benchmarking Ordinance requires large buildings (those 50,000 square feet or greater) to report energy use to the City once per year.