VERTEX offers expert QA/QC services, providing effective planning, site inspection, and monitoring to ensure your completed building meets the expected quality standards.
In the construction industry, quality is a measure of excellence in how well a finished building meets the owner and end user’s needs and requirements. Whether you’re a building owner, architect, contractor, or construction manager, quality is the primary goal of any construction project you undertake.
Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) are two complementary components of a greater concept: Quality Management. To achieve success in a construction project and prevent additional expenses and potential problems, both QA and QC must be effectively planned and implemented.
VERTEX provides QA and QC services for commercial and residential construction projects across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. From independent plan reviews to comprehensive construction site inspections, we carefully listen to our clients and work alongside them to ensure their needs are met in a cost-efficient and precise manner.
Residential Quality Assurance for Homebuilders
For developers and builders in the single- and multi-family sectors, a robust Quality Assurance (QA) program helps them achieve their quality standards and manage the risks of construction defect litigation. VERTEX’s team helps clients ensure building code compliance is met and the workmanship of their crews meet their quality goals.
The VERTEX’s ICC-certified inspectors provide crucial constructability analysis and plan reviews before construction begins. We also handle responsive quality control site inspections during the community’s construction phases in line with the project schedule.
Building Envelope Consulting
Our building envelope consultants work alongside engineers, architects, facility managers, general contractors, and building owners to identify and resolve energy, water, or air leaks in exterior walls, roofs, or subgrade waterproofing. VERTEX’s team is well-versed in all aspects of building envelope performance. We ensure that your building enclosures are highly durable and provide outstanding protection from the elements.
Building commissioning (Cx) is a systematic process to ensure that a building’s systems perform as designed and that the owner’s efficiency strategies and lifecycle costs are met. VERTEX supplies Cx services for both new construction and existing buildings. Our team will work with your project designers, contractors, and stakeholders throughout the pre-construction phases, as well as during occupancy.
During the pre-construction stage of your project, we will perform a professional documentation review and help in the development of the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) and Basis of Design (BOD). During construction, our Cx experts will verify that the building’s systems are implemented properly, as well as prepare manuals and documentation for maintenance and operations personnel. After occupancy, our Cx specialists can provide additional testing to develop specific reports, such as attaining sustainability certifications.
Construction Loss Control Consulting
VERTEX helps policyholders and insurance firms lessen the risk of construction claims and reduce the severity of those that do occur through the implementation of effective construction loss control programs. Our team performs extensive pre-construction phase assessments and construction site inspections to identify situations or conditions associated with your buildings, projects, and operations that present a risk of loss. We also help ensure they are designed, installed, and managed correctly to prevent costly lawsuits.
Full-service construction site inspection, quality assurance & quality control
VERTEX offers QA/QC services and extensive site inspections for both commercial and residential construction projects in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. From professional building envelope consulting for both new and existing construction to comprehensive building system commissioning and retro-commissioning services, we carefully listen to our clients and work closely with them to meet their needs.