EXPERTISE // SERVICES

Construction Observation and Troubleshooting

 

"From new construction to routine maintenance to whole-building restorations, WJE is on-site to verify the architect's or engineer's design intent is met during construction."

— Christopher Giffin, Principal

Deficient structures are too often traced back to interconnected problems: a flawed design that was faithfully implemented and/or a technically sound design that was poorly implemented. WJE’s goal in every project is to properly implement a technically sound design. From thoroughly reviewing construction documents and bid specifications to on-site construction observation and quality assurance testing, WJE works with owners, project architects and engineers, and contractors to execute successful projects that meet industry standards and client expectations.

WJE engineers and architects play a key role during a project’s preconstruction and construction phases: meeting with contractors and suppliers, helping the construction team interpret and adhere to contract documents and design specifications, maintaining a consistent quality of work, and troubleshooting challenges that may arise. Additionally, WJE reviews the scope, assembly, and testing of construction mock-ups and, where opportunities for improvement are found, makes recommendations for enhanced design or construction strategies. Throughout the construction phase, WJE conducts periodic site observation and reports on the progress and quality of work.

Construction observation can be integral to project continuity and quality assurance as well as a bulwark against inadvertent design changes or miscommunications among the project team. WJE’s technical expertise, coupled with experience gained from more than 125,000 projects, helps owners achieve successful results through the proper implementation of technically sound designs.
 

  • Technical assistance during design and construction
  • Construction document peer review
  • Development of bid and repair documents
  • Review of contract specifications
  • Preconstruction meetings with subcontractors and suppliers
  • On-site construction observation and reports
  • Oversight of quality assurance testing of structures and materials
  • Advising and consulting with owners