15 Sep 2022

Rimkus Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Services

The Rimkus Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Services group’s mission is to proactively identify, mitigate, and eliminate the complex risks inherent in the procurement, design, construction, and operation of facilities.

We provide a comprehensive range of services designed to optimize the performance, maintenance, and repair of buildings, plants, facilities, and infrastructure. This includes but is not limited to structural, seismic risk, and environmental site assessments, energy audits, and commissioning services.

Whether it’s a government facility, office building, multi-family housing complex, resort, hospital, or industrial plant, our consultants apply decades of experience to bring long-lasting success to projects.

Our team of building science specialists provides guidance and technical proficiency for a wide range of sectors. Together, we offer multidisciplinary support to developers and asset owners, property managers, contractors, risk and safety managers, lenders, governments, and municipalities.

This edition of our quarterly newsletter provides an in-depth look at our capabilities related to building sciences. Read below to meet Building Envelope Services Practice Leader William A. Davis, as well as learn more about façade inspections.

Many cities have passed façade ordinances to identify unsafe conditions, such as loose components on a building façade that can put people and property at risk. The Rimkus AEC Services team can provide building inspections, along with recommendations and designs, for proactive maintenance and repair of facades.

Typically, inspections are required for buildings taller than five stories, with inspection frequencies ranging from two to five years, depending on the city. Inspections by our architects and engineers are hands-on examinations conducted from swing stages, scaffolding, or rope access covering the entire height of each elevation.

Our experienced professionals are well-versed in façade condition assessments, having the knowledge needed to specify repair details and oversee completion of repairs on behalf of property owners.

William A. Davis, RA, AIA, NCARB
Building Envelope Services Practice Leader

William Davis is a registered architect with more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of restoration including roofing, masonry, waterproofing, and FISP. Along with the Building Envelope Services team, he has assisted property owners with large portfolios of buildings, including complexes with multiple buildings, by performing inclusive assessments, comprehensive design, and construction administration services. Mr. Davis is a Qualified Exterior Wall Inspector (QEWI) in New York City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the New York Institute of Technology. Learn more about his background and responsibilities by reading his full profile.