These are a few featured KPAA Construction Consulting projects:
QUALITY ASSURED DURING APARTMENT CONSTRUCTION
City of San Diego
An out-of-state builder hired KPA Associates, Inc. to conduct quality assurance inspections during the build-out of two large multi-unit apartment developments on sites near San Diego’s Mission Valley, KPAA staff monitored the work, keeping a close eye on elements that are frequently the subject of construction defect litigation. Particular attention was paid to firestopping, draftstops, and balcony waterproofing. The projects were completed successfully and continue to be litigation-free.
KPAA EVALUATES HOMES FOR MAJOR SOUTHLAND BUILDER
Orange County, CA
When several homes on a cul-de-sac in Orange County began exhibiting distress after completion, the builder called in structural engineering and soils engineering firms to evaluate soils issues and KPA Associates, Inc. to recommend repairs for other architectural and workmanship issues. KPAA examined each house and then developed a set of repair documents for submittal to the building department for permits. The process allowed the builder to make needed repairs while avoiding litigation.
OWNER TURNS TO KPAA FOR ANSWERS AT MIXED-USE PROJECT
San Diego County
A coastal San Diego project featuring commercial and residential uses was nearly complete when it fell into foreclosure. The new owner, aware of ongoing roof leaks and window leaks, contacted a fenestration consultant and KPA Associates, Inc. (KPAA) for guidance and solutions. KPAA determined what was causing the leaks, developed repair recommendations and drawings, monitored the repairs as they were being done, and assisted the owner and counsel in securing reimbursements from the involved subcontractors.
PRACTICAL REPAIRS SOLVE WINE CELLAR LEAKS
San Diego County
KPA Associates, Inc. was asked by the builder to evaluate the cause of leaks at wine cellars at a number of homes. We monitored water testing, inspected an excavated wall, and researched repair products. At this project, extensive landscaping and flatwork paving made repairs from outside the cellar walls (positive side) unfeasible. KPAA principal architects Bay Cobb and Andrew Bowen recommended a negative side waterproofing, combining two complementary products for a "sure fire" repair. The builder followed our recommendations and the cellars have remained dry.