Heintges offers a complete range of technical consulting services through all phases of design and construction. Our knowledgeable staff of Architects and Engineers stand out by virtue of their extensive experience, training, and singular focus on the building envelope. We are pleased to provide services focused in the following areas:
We provide industry-leading and award-winning Design, Engineering, and Construction Administration services for high-performance enclosure systems. From concept design, to system development, detail drafting, design engineering, and specification writing, our highly trained staff routinely collaborate with the world’s foremost Architects and Owners on their most challenging projects. Our technical capabilities include state-of-the-art analysis of complex engineering conditions, system performance, and sustainability. During Construction Administration, our comprehensive services include review of shop drawings and submittals, participation during visual and performance mockups, and the inspection of material quality, fabrication, and site installation.
SPECIALTY STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Seamless collaboration between the architecture and engineering disciplines is central to our approach. Our in-house expertise includes the structural design and analysis of custom, highly specialized structures including walkable glass, cantilevered glass windscreens, glass beams and columns, steel and glass canopies and stairs.
BUILDING ENCLOSURE COMMISSIONING (BECx)
We provide in-depth BECx services, from reviewing and developing Project Requirements through Construction Administration and Post-Occupancy phases. We support complex projects in achieving rigorous performance metrics for whole building air infiltration (e.g. NetZero), LEED EA enhanced commissioning credits, WELL certification, and cross-contract coordination at challenging enclosure system interface conditions. Our practice routinely includes projects aiming to achieve the most stringent and up-to-date building certification standards such as Passive House.
ROOFING & WATERPROOFING
Our consulting expertise in the design and specification of roofing and waterproofing systems ensures for a comprehensive approach to providing a watertight building enclosure. Our areas of focus include foundation waterproofing, traffic coatings, plaza waterproofing, low and steep slope roofing, and green roofs, as well as the interfaces to adjacent assemblies. Our knowledge of construction practices and compatibility of various waterproofing and roofing materials ensures that multiple solutions can be found, and by working closely with the client, an optimum solution evolves according to the needs of the project.
Our project teams maintain continuity and active engagement throughout all phases of the project. During Construction Administration and Inspection Phases, Heintges inspectors bring broad, project-based knowledge, experience, and unparalleled expertise to their work in the following field disciplines:
During fabrication and erection, we ensure the contractor’s quality control program is properly implemented and that optimum coordination between the various envelope trades is achieved. Relying upon our extensive experience with glass factory inspections at all major U.S. and international fabricators, the process of reviewing first-article production materials against approved control samples mitigates against potential cost and schedule impacts arising from untimely rejection of project material.
NYC SPECIAL INSPECTIONS
We provide Certified and Accredited field inspections of Wall Panels, Curtain Walls, and Veneers in compliance with the NYC Building Code. TR-1 and reporting requirements are provided, with oversight by NY State licensed Architect and Engineer professionals.
NYC ENERGY PROGRESS CODE INSPECTIONS
Heintges is an approved agency qualified to conduct Energy Code inspections as required by the NYC Building Code, including TR-8 and reporting requirements.
NYC FISP – LOCAL LAW 11
We provide Qualified Exterior Wall Inspection, reporting, and consulting services to assist Owners in complying with New York City’s Facade Inspection Safety Program.