For property managers and owners, the roof represents a substantial investment and is an indispensable part of the building’s safety and functionality. Therefore, a proactive and consistent maintenance program is recommended to extend the lifespan of the roof, minimize expenses associated with damage and repairs, and protect the building, its occupants, and its contents.
Performance Testing & Monitoring
A slate roof is one of the most visually appealing and durable of all roofing systems. However, if improperly designed or installed, it can lead to costly repairs. Read on to learn about the advantages and most common errors of slate roofing…
Drones, once seen as toys, have been embraced for their usefulness in several applications. Pie continues to explore ways to incorporate drone technology into the services we offer, such as examining and documenting hail claims, façade assessments and pre-construction conditions on projects…
The old saying “just be happy you’ve got a roof over your head!” is especially poignant in winter climates, where roofs protect us from a snowy and unforgiving winter. However, a roof over one’s head doesn’t sound like a great idea if it can no longer hold up all that snow! Luckily, engineers and architects take the effect of snow on roofs seriously and design accordingly. Nature can be unpredictable, however…
For property managers and owners, however, the roof represents a substantial investment and is an indispensable part of the building’s safety and functionality. A proactive approach that includes a consistent maintenance program will extend the lifespan of the roof, minimize expenses associated with damage and repairs, and protect the building, its occupants and its contents.
When I learned that Pie would soon begin using ground penetrating radar systems (GPR), I was excited that we would now have access to this effective, time-saving, and non-invasive imaging technology. I was also happy for our clients. “No more Swiss cheese!” was a thought that came to mind. Of course, that’s a statement that requires an explanation.
A growing number of cities today are passing green roof legislation that requires building owners to cover a specific percentage of their roof square footage with vegetation.
Parking garages play a critical role in many commercial and residential settings. However, despite their importance, they are often neglected and allowed to fall into disrepair. Why does this happen?
Commercial construction can often present a damage risk to surrounding structures. This is especially true in urban environments where high rises are being erected in close proximity to existing buildings. And, with the unprecedented growth in commercial development, new construction often occurs in increasingly condensed spaces where older structures are scraped to make room for redevelopment.