Services

As Principal Consultants, Alan Brookes can provide you with expert advice, management and works for projects in development, already constructed or during design stage.  

Pre Construction Advice

Working alongside the client, professional team and their sub-contractors to help see that the most appropriate products and strategies for cladding the building have been considered and utilized on the construction in the context of budget , performance, durability and life expectancy by appraising the employers requirements and specifications, auditing design details from the clients professional team and their sub-contractors.

Agree and prepare, in conjunction with the client and his professional team, a pre-contract programme and a post contract programme for the design and construction of the enveloping work.

Advising on choice of sub-contractors and sourcing samples of typical products.

During Construction Advice

Subcontractors design approval
Examining the proposals, drawings and specifications and provide written reports on any likely locations of unplanned air, thermal and water leakage.

Assisting the client and their subcontractors to achieve compliance with the employer’s requirements.

Review subcontractors’ design intent drawings and monitor production od subcontractors’ design manuals and method statements.

Off site testing
Assist and monitor all off site testing needed to be undertaken to establish that design parameters are being achieved.

Monthly site inspections and reports
Attending site during the execution of the relevant packages to see that works are completed to an appropriate standard. Monitoring workmanship of the subcontractors in accordance with CDP work packages.

On site testing
Assist and monitor all on site testing needed to be undertaken at key stages of the development to establish that the design parameters are being achieved.

Final inspection of work
Attend site to inspect final works as installed against client’s specifications and drawings and ensure compliance, check method statements and design and O&M manuals.

Design & Build

Working together with the professional team to help to see that the most appropriate products and strategies for cladding the building have been considered and utilised on the construction in the context of budget, performance durability and life expectancy by assisting in or preparing the specifications, auditing design details and monitoring workmanship of the subcontractors.

Forensic Architecture

Increasingly Alan Brookes Consultants are asked to act in cases of constructional disputes by investigating faults in all types of construction. This can involve intrusive inspections of buildings investigating material and systems failures and subsequent testing of products and materials to establish they are as specified by the architect or specialist.

In many cases we are asked to give resolutions to difficult problems and to offer cost effective solutions on behalf of our clients. At all times ABC offer a pragmatic and non-confrontational approach often leading to the early resolution of potentially difficult and expensive disputes.

Project Management

We are being increasingly asked by clients to become involved in the total project management, including:
 

New Build
Refurbishment Projects
Design Coordination
Sourcing of materials and systems
Site supervision of contractors and sub-contractors
Compliance by all parties to clients requirement of the Building Envelope package

Remedial Works

Utilising our experienced team of Project Managers, we can now offer our clients expert service on the Building Envelope, including:

Technical Evaluation & Advice
On Site Supervision and Inspections
Specialist Reports
Project Management