Glazing Consultants International, LLC, was retained to provide field quality control testing and inspections of remedial work at the Southcrest Hospital and Medical Office Building (MOB) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The subject is a six story hospital joined by an enclosed connector bridge to a three story medical office building.

Services: GCI provided water spray testing and infrared scans of the new exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) on the hospital, MOB and connector; field water infiltration testing of windows and fixed glass assemblies at the MOB; and a non-destructive roof top moisture survey of new roofing at the hospital including visual inspections, infrared scans and localized electrical impedence checks.

The Challenge: The client wanted quality assurance testing of the entire building envelope, where GCI was not originally involved in the quality control process. We developed protocols and provided testing to ensure that the exterior wall cladding, windows, and roofing were installed and performing as specified.

Results: Water infiltration testing, spray testing, thermography scans and visual observations indicated that the overall installation was in general conformance with manufacturer requirements, industry standards, and specification requirements.

Founded in 1988, GCI is a consulting firm that specializes in the exterior building envelope. The GCI team includes experts in windows and doors, wall systems, roofing and waterproofing. All consultants are highly-trained specialists who work closely with clients to protect their interests and help provide cost-effective results. Our services include design assistance, investigation of building envelope problems, development of repair solutions, field water infiltration testing, quality control services, codes and standards consulting and expert witness and litigation assistance.