Lifestyle Center Façade Evaluation
A 4-story apartment building in a lifestyle center was built near Dayton, Ohio. Within a year of construction, the building was exhibiting damage from widespread leaking at windows and exterior balcony doors. Investigative engineers from American Structurepoint were retained to investigate the cause of widespread water infiltration at the newly constructed apartment building and act as a mediator between the numerous parties involved, including the property owner, contractor, architect, product manufacturers, material suppliers, attorneys, and insurance carriers. The façade evaluation and water infiltration investigation revealed nearly all of the windows and exterior doors were defective, in addition to façade flashing installation errors. Structural engineering services also included designing repair procedures to correct the identified issues. Our firm’s involvement in the project contributed to the liability settlement and averted pending lawsuits.