Quality Control Inspection
The most critical element in roof construction management is the delivery of quality control inspections throughout the construction process. This approach will ensure the review of vital areas and materials within the roofing assembly meet design and code requirements.
Roof-Tek recommends working directly with the construction team to prepare an inspection schedule for all phases of the construction process when specified criteria are ready for inspection.
Slightest deviations such as torch application, for example, being non-compliant when the melted asphalt seam is not visible (to the eye) can leave a roofing assembly vulnerable to failure. This problem has an impact on the asset not lasting its service life as well as putting other building elements at risk. Ultimately the building asset owner is left digging into their pockets to pay for unnecessary repairs, retrofits or even a full roofing replacement prematurely.
Trained Roofing Inspectors
Roof-Tek Consulting & Design led by Mr. Edsel Mynssen, B.Sc., RRO, is experienced and trained in the observation of all phases of a roof installation to deliver the best quality workmanship for the asset-building owner.
Mr. Mynssen has more than 25 years of construction project management, more than 12 years of construction facilitation experience and more than ten years of inspection experience as well.
At Roof-Tek, before starting work, the roofing inspector is provided specifications, drawings, shop drawings and submittals for review. Roof-Tek ensures that the inspector is in attendance at the pre-construction meeting with respective parties to allow a thorough understanding of the system installation. This involvement will include setting up of inspection schedules and anticipated internal disruptions as well.
The inspector will generate a daily roof inspection report detailing the inspection including an explanation of material and installation compliance if required. Preparation of documents, additional records along with any unforeseen contingent items to the contract become priority issues to the team, property manager and asset owner.
At Roof-Tek, all non-compliance issues are immediately addressed with the roofing contractor, the design professional and the building-asset owner. This information is to ensure proper installation of the roofing assembly, that the asset owner is kept “in the loop,” and all involved are in compliance with safety, labour, fire and building codes.
Project & Construction Management
A completed project looks simple in its final exterior as the outer roof assembly covers the intricacy contained underneath.
However, to bring the project to the end goal of completion of the roofing assembly installation, to meet specified requirements and code compliance, an experienced project manager in the process ensures compliance with budget, deadlines including projects objectives.
The execution of the scope of work by Roof-Tek in construction administration takes into consideration all potential threats that may affect the delivery of services that can compromise budget and time.
In the provision of project management, Roof-Tek will track the roofing installation ensuring that the contract documents are in accordance. Roof-Tek will also troubleshoot any issues that may arise due to unforeseen conditions as well. Such work is essential as it verifies that the asset owner is receiving quality work, so the roof operates as it was intended.
Roof-Tek routinely reviews contract documents, submittals, schedule of values, change orders, pay requests et al in its delivery of project management services. Roof-Tek also recommends participation in pre-construction and progress meetings as well to report on conducted inspections and issues that may arise.
Lastly, Roof-Tek routinely acts as a liaison between the building asset owner, architect and the roofing contractor to ensure all involved are “in the loop” and participate in any solutions required. In the end, it is about the delivery of a quality roofing assembly that meets the purposes of which it has been designed to do: protect the overall building asset for its service life, increases building investment, keeps inhabitants safe and secure, and the building asset owner satisfied.