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Our Services

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Consulting

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Building Asset Management

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Project Management

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Construction, Quality Control and Assurance

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Testing and Diagnostics

Consulting

There’s a difference between knowing you have a problem and how to meet that problem.

Knowing you have a challenge and knowing how to meet that challenge are two different things. The difference is being stagnant and moving forward, finding the way to progress. DRS Consulting helps our clients and their teams by offering them professional third-party advice, helping them resolve their building performance challenges, reduce costs, mitigate risk, so you can move on with your day.

Our consulting services include:

Design: For re-roofing and window replacement on existing commercial buildings, we prepare drawings and recommend specifications.

Design review: We review construction drawings, tenders, and any necessary specifications to help you identify what the next steps are, what paint points exist, and any key information that needs your attention.

Specification and Tender: For re-roofing on existing commercial buildings, we prepare drawings and recommend specifications.

Product Evaluation & Testing: Even if it’s for non-standard and challenging applications, DRS will evaluate roofing, building envelope, and passive fire protection products.

Insurance Claim Review: When it comes to extreme weather and fire for building owners and insurance providers, DRS will perform an examination and findings reports for your roof systems, your building enclosure systems, and your passive fire protection assemblies to make sure you’re properly protected.

Building Asset Management

There are a lot of important questions to ask yourself when managing your building assets: How well are your building envelopes performing? Are there hidden leaks? Are your fire doors receiving annual inspections? Are the firestop assemblies working as intended? When and how often should you maintain certain areas? As independent third-party consultants, DRS reviews your building on an annual basis. Our main objective is to make sure you don’t incur untimely and costly repairs. We ensure keeping up with standards, fulfilling the national fire code (NFC 2010 and NFC 2015) legal requirement.

To help our clients get the most out of their buildings we offer

Diagnostic Investigations: We investigate any problems with building envelopes and recommend what you can do to correct them.

Roof, Building, Enclosure and Passive Fire Systems Condition Surveying: We perform detailed reviews of existing roof, window and passive fire protection systems, documenting the condition, estimating remaining serviceable use, and work with clients to develop maintenance schedules and budgeting for repairs and replacement.

Roof and Window Anniversary Warranty Inspections: To ensure client is obtaining the products they have asked for, we can perform post-construction inspection of roofing and window systems.

Fire Door and Shutter Inspection: DRS performs an annual inspection and reports for fire doors and shutters to ensure compliance with the 2010 and 2015 National Fire Code requirements.

Project Management

As a building owner and property manager, the last thing you want to worry about is the safety of your building. Rather, you want to focus on what you and your business do best. Re-roofing, glazing replacements, renovations and expansions can be tricky and expensive. With our vast experience and expertise of commercial construction, DRS collaborates with the contractors, their teams and our clients. We empower our clients by giving them all the details, explaining what they need to know, guiding them through the construction and renovation process, avoiding excessive spending, and overseeing contractor work.

To help our clients get the most out of their buildings we offer:

Project Oversight: We can oversee the roofing system, building enclosure and passive fire protection projects, including pre-construction meetings, project quality control inspections, materials compliance, deficiency management, and project closeout.

Client Representation: DRS represents our clients’ best interests, as we deal directly with trades contractors, professional consultants and general contractors.

Construction, Quality Control and Assurance

We offer a third-party course of construction quality control and assurance, as we have found that it is one of the most cost-effective ways our clients are able to get long-term performance out of their buildings, extending their lifespan. DRS Consulting collaborates with building owners, architects and general contractors to provide top-quality buildings for their investment.

To help our clients get the most out of their buildings we offer:
Fire Proofing, Fire Stopping, and Intumescent Coatings: We provide on-site quality assurance of firestopping, smoke seals and fireproofing, which includes a review and testing of selected systems.

Commercial Roof Systems: We provide on-site quality assurance of commercial roof system, which includes a review and testing of selected systems.

Building Enclosure Systems: We provide on-site quality assurance and testing of building enclosure systems.

Testing and Diagnostics

DRS provides our clients with a vast range of testing and diagnostic services, all of which offer building owners and contractors exactly what they need to know so that they can properly build or renovate their buildings.

To help our clients get the most out of their buildings we offer:

Adhesion Testing: We conduct membrane-to-substrate adhesion testing of air/vapour barrier membranes, using state-of-the-art equipment and processes that measure the tensile adhesion between membranes and substrate surfaces.

Air Tightness Testing: We conduct qualitative (smoke tests) and quantified air tightness tests on windows, curtain wall units, and adjoining assemblies.

Water Penetration Testing: We conduct water-penetration testing of windows, curtain walls, and their adjoining assemblies.

SFRM Fireproofing Thickness and Adhesion Testing: When it comes to project and code requirements for thickness and adhesion of fireproofing products, DRS tests for compliance.

Infrared Thermography: Our services include thermographic infrared imaging of roofs, walls, windows, glazing systems, and hydronic systems.

Thickness Testing: We offer measurements of roof, wall, glazing and window-material thicknesses to ensure compliance with project specifications and code requirements.

Tramex Roof Scanning: DRS offers mobile non-destructive impedance scanning that is designed to detect moisture in completed roofing and waterproofing systems.

Other Testing services: We offer dry-buckleys testing for waterproofing systems and wind uplift testing for roof systems.