Commercial Consulting

GUARDIAN Inspections & Forensic Investigation

Guardian originally developed its business and established its reputation investigating problems and rebuilding projects failing because of construction defects and misspecification.
With our understanding of air and moisture migration into buildings, general construction defects, and typical misspecifications, detailed investigative assessments are a regular component of our services. As a result of our experience in these areas, we have specific expertise in conducting thorough investigations in residential and commercial buildings located in Northern climates.
Through forensic investigations of building envelope construction defects, Guardian has gained considerable expertise in the application of rain screen principles, drainage planes, moisture management and in the application of air and vapor diffusion systems for Northern climatic building systems.

Specification Writing:

Guardian provides objective, high-quality specifications for residential and commercial buildings to both remedy existing construction defects as well as prevent misspecification of new projects. Guardian’s resources combine building physics, building envelope systems design concepts, and an awareness of sustainability. We promote the design, specification and construction of buildings that are more durable, healthier, more sustainable and more economical than current building construction typically built today.

Project Management Services:

Guardian provides Project Management Services for residential and commercial buildings projects as an Owner’s representative to protect the interests of the Owner’s by ensuring their building projects are built to specifications and without defect.

Training and Education Services:

Guardian provides Building Envelope Training and Education Services. Topics include: Building Envelope Science theories and best practices; Inspection protocols; Specification writing; Construction defect remediation; Production Management; and more.

Training and Education is Provided For:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Home Inspectors
  • Building Inspectors
  • Realtors
  • Condo Boards
  • Church Boards
  • Certified Home Advisors
  • Certified Construction Specialists
  • Certified Installation Masters
  • Certified Construction Supervisors

Continuing Education Training Services:

Guardian provides Building Envelope Training and Education Services. Topics include: Building Envelope Science theories and best practices; Inspection protocols; Specification writing; Construction defect remediation; Production Management; and more.

Team Guardian Includes:

  • Certified Home Advisors
  • Project Managers
  • Project Supervisors
  • Installation Specialists
  • Administration Professionals
  • Financial Specialists; and
  • Customer Service Professionals

Team Guardian Network Includes:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Home Inspectors
  • Building Envelope Consultants
  • Building Performance Consultants
  • Construction Attorneys
  • Insurance Consultants
  • Building Product Manufacturers