AWP 2020 Operations – Building Envelope Inspection: How to Manage Risk and Reduce Liability

Presented by: Scott Weiland
Company: Innovative Engineering, Inc.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discover why you should be conducting façade inspections of your building.
2. Examine what causes façade deterioration and failures.
3. Hear about the latest techniques in façade inspection and how they can save you money.
4. Understand what you should expect in an inspection report.

Description of Presentation:
It is estimated that a piece of masonry falls off a building in the U.S. every 3 weeks. Unfortunately, it has taken front page news of personal injuries, deaths, and property damage to prompt authorities to enact Building Façade ordinances. Learn how façade inspections are conducted and why the owners of some of the largest real estate portfolios in the country are proactively conducting façade inspections as a matter of risk reduction. The history of façade ordinances and why façades fail will be discussed. Background information will be presented on types of facades. Material considerations will be discussed, including types of materials used in facade construction and how environmental factors affect these materials. A dissection of a façade inspection will provide an understanding of how to conduct inspections and highlight common pitfalls. Reporting requirements will be discussed and case studies used to provide examples of common issues and how to choose corrective actions. Learn how a comprehensive façade inspection is conducted that covers the entire building envelope including waterproofing and the roof utilizing the latest technology.

Speaker Biography:
Scott L Weiland PE is a Business Partner of the Atlanta Chapter of IFMA in addition to being a member of other related commercial real estate associations. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and attended graduate school at both San Jose State University and Georgia Institute of Technology and is a registered in 23 states. Scott has over 38 years’ experience as a structural engineer in both design and construction, and has specialized in performing building envelope and facade inspections for more than a decade. His façade expertise has been the subject of articles in such publications as STRUCTURE, Georgia Engineer and AIA Equilibrium magazines. Scott is also a frequent presenter on this topic to professional organizations including IFMA, BOMA, ACEC and ICRI as well as to AIA members as an Approved Provider of CES courses. He is president of Innovative Engineering Inc. (IEI) based in Atlanta and Seattle, however his firm does work all over the United States and US territories including Puerto Rico and Guam. His passion is to educate real estate professionals on how they can protect the public, minimize risk and liability, and save money by maintaining their building envelope and facades. Scott is doing this through speaking engagements and articles in industry magazines.