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Scope of Services

Physical Condition/Needs Assessments

A.    Interior Surveys.
B.    Building Components, Exterior.
C.    Infrastructure Components.
    1.    Site Improvements
    2.    Site Work
    3.    Utilities
D.   Capital Reserves Determinations.

Building Envelope Surveys

Evaluation of:
A.    Existing EIFS building skin.
B.    Masonry facades.
C.    Precast and concrete systems.
D.   Granite and limestone systems.
E.    Prefabricated curtainwall systems.
F.    Roof systems: built-up, single-ply, modified
G.    Flashings, copings, parapet walls, weeps,
        balconies, guardrails, caulking, sealants,
        drains, downspouts, dissimilar materials, etc.
H.    Data developed by Crack Monitors attached to

Pavement Systems

A.    Design of new pavements.
B.    Distress mapping/surveys.
C.    Strength evaluations, Falling Weight
D.    Repair Recommendations/Cost Estimates.
E.     Performance Specifications and Plans.
F.     Special designs for heavy traffic.

Soil & Foundation

A.    Exploratory soil test borings, soundings and
        test pits.
B.    Environmental site assessment studies.
C.    Ground penetrating radar.
D.    Engineering evaluation of soil materials and
        ground water conditions.
E.     Foundation, slope stability analysis and
F.     Mechanical/Chemical stabilization and
        geosynthetic usage.
G.    Soil-cement and soil-lime mix designs.
H.    Inclinometer and tiltmeter installations to
        monitor movement of structures.
I.      Vibration/blast monitoring during pile

        driving and rock excavation.
J.     Inspection of earthwork operations for
        shallow/deep foundations, drainage systems,
        allowable bearing capacity, and degree of


A.    Mix optimization or concrete mix verification.
B.    Specialty mix design: high early, fiber (steel,
        poly) concrete, mass concrete.
C.    Inspection of constituents for concrete,

        proper  proportioning, potential for heat gain,
       the use of admixtures, consistency of mix,
        plastic test parameters and compressive
        strength of  concrete.
D.    In place strength testing (pull-out, pull-off,
       Windsor probe, Schmidt hammer, proof load
        tests, V-meter), coring, chloride ion testing,
        and petrographic analysis.
E.    Tests on brick, block, mortar and grout
        samples (strength, absorption, freeze-thaw).

Reinforcing Steel

A.    Inspection for compliance with contract
        documents in terms of quantity, spacing,
        length, placement location, support,
        cleanliness, size, and securement.
B.    Tests for physical strength parameters,

        tensile and bend.
C.    Location of existing reinforcing steel by
        magnetic flux (pachometer) or x-ray.


A.    Shop inspection to verify mill certifications,
        chemical analysis, size, punching/drilling,
        alignment, strength, embeds, welds and
B.    Inspection during erection of structural
        steel/precast for size, plumb, alignment,
        fastener tension, bearing, bridging, decking,
        and adequacy of welds.
C.    Inspection of light gage metal framing.


A.     BOCA Special Inspections (1705).
B.     Third Party Inspections.
C.     Complex Structures.
D.     Critical Structures.
E.      Commercial Inspection Procedures.

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15861 Commerce Court
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-7412
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