Leading Experts in Quality Assurance

A new construction project is a significant undertaking. Owners and developers need to maintain quality while providing a return on their investment. A contractor’s reputation can rise and fall based on a project, and minor issues can quickly develop into major headaches. Attention down to the smallest detail is crucial for a project’s success.

McIntosh Perry has provided Building Quality Assurance Services for decades. Our professional engineers have worked on buildings of all sizes throughout Canada. We diligently adhere to codes and standards and work to ensure quality is built into the project, eliminating costly rework.

McIntosh Perry provides construction management consulting throughout every phase of a project. Our professional engineers navigate the complex requirements of multi-faceted construction projects.

In accordance with your needs, we can perform:

We offer unequalled industry expertise to owners, design professionals, developers, contractors, real estate firms, lenders, legal teams, and project managers throughout Canada. We’ve provided inspection and testing services on thousands of buildings across Canada. In Ontario, we are considered the preeminent providers of Tarion Registrar Bulletin 19 Field Review Consultant services for condominiums.

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Tarion Bulletin 19 Field Review Consultant Services

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McIntosh Perry fully understands the myriad of regulations in the Tarion Registrar Bulletin 19 (B19) program. We are one of the largest providers of B19 services in Ontario, with work completed on over 70% of all condominium projects in the province.

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Tarion Registrar Bulletin 19 (B19) Program

Ontario government guidelines require that all new condominium projects register with the Tarion Warranty Corporation.

We are known for our close working relationship with Tarion and expertly guide developers through the intensive Bulletin 19 process.

Throughout the initial phases, we help obtain design approvals. Once construction begins, we ensure each milestone is reached and submit all reports and documentation relating to architectural and engineering standards adherence. We also conduct numerous proof of performance tests and field reviews needed to confirm all requirements are satisfied.

INSPECTION AND TESTING

Standardized quality assessments are critical to a strong quality management system and directly influence project delivery success.

Professional inspections and assessments offered by McIntosh Perry:

Inspections are performed on all levels, from below grade to roof.

To minimize potential disputes, consultants identify and document the existing condition of adjacent properties before construction begins. Post project, a summary of conditions before and after construction is provided.

Consultants accompany project managers on precast and Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) plant visits to ensure manufacturer quality.

Pre-construction reviews are performed to ensure designated materials will function as designed. This process allows for a better understanding of potential issues and failures.

Tests are performed on building surfaces to determine waterproofing integrity and any sources of water infiltration.

Construction project managers are legally mandated to ensure that all shop drawings are reviewed and signed-off. The accuracy of these drawings is critical as they directly influence purchase decisions for components manufactured off-site.

McIntosh Perry assists the project manager with this essential step during a construction project’s hectic initial phase. We provide professional shop drawing review services to assess the drawings for specification compliance and identify errors. Ignoring this critical step is risky and may lead to the improper procurement of material and costly delays.

Safety standards for guardrails are stringent. Failure to meet codes and regulations increases undue risk.

McIntosh Perry engineers test guardrail strength based on structural load capacity and determine the effect of the guard on the base structure. Consultants conduct these field reviews and tests to ascertain if the guardrail can withstand stress on its design.

Site Window Testing for Air and Water Penetration

As a quality control measure, precise tests must be performed to ensure window systems meet specified performance requirements for air and water penetration resistance.

McIntosh Perry offers professional testing for air and water penetration. Consultants identify infiltrations that must be controlled or eliminated and provide detailed testing reports used to resolve issues during construction before damage occurs.

It is imperative to protect people and property from the dangers of fire. Consequently, the construction industry is subject to extremely strict fire safety legislation.

The fire protection engineers at McIntosh Perry understand complex fire codes and work with construction management to gain fire-safe approval while maintaining the project’s functional objectives.

Project design documents, construction details and cost estimates should be reviewed and approved to confirm overall project objectives can be safely met. We conduct third-party design reviews and offer expert and impartial advice to project managers. Our thorough process of document analysis is designed to identify and highlight discrepancies.

Material Testing

Material testing should be conducted early, and potential problems immediately reported to construction management.

McIntosh Perry’s unique fully-equipped material testing laboratory enhances our quality assurance services and allows for fast turnarounds.

Concrete, cement, and aggregate are observed and tested to determine if the materials meet strength specifications and project requirements.

Masonry materials are tested to confirm all materials used comply with established guidelines.

Through testing, bond strength is determined, and waterproofing properties are evaluated.

Window Wall Third-Party Endorsement Consultation and Testing

Lack of adequate quality control relating to window wall installation can result in significant air leakage and water intrusion of the building envelope.

Experienced consultants at McIntosh Perry conduct window wall inspection and testing. These actions take place both in a testing laboratory and on-site. Field performance testing of the window wall is essential for quality control and must be reviewed during several phases of construction. Our team ensures the building envelope’s in-service performance standards are met and the mandatory Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) pro-demnity liability insurance requirements are respected.

OPTIONAL sERVICES

Steel Fabrication and Welding Certified Inspectors examine the condition of all steel members and perform tests on both bolt and weld connections. Our team ensures all material and weld-work meets Canadian Standards Association (CSA) quality standards.

Our post construction services include Performance Audits and Reserve Fund Studies. Often these audits and studies take place concurrently. Certified McIntosh Perry engineers conduct thorough site reviews to examine the condition of major systems and common element components. We provide detailed independent audit assessments and all classes of reserve fund studies as required by provincial and Condominium Corporation regulations.

Our expert team performs geotechnical foundation engineering analysis for projects ranging from large-scale infrastructure projects to residential and commercial developments. We execute site investigations, inspections and testing to determine subsurface information and offer foundation design recommendations.

Examining the characteristics of shotcrete and its application is critical to establishing strong ground support systems. Field tests are conducted over time to measure the quality, consistency and strength of shotcrete for quality control purposes.

We provide expert environmental assessment services for both new sites and existing developments. Our skilled team works with both the public and private sector to provide Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments, remediation, hydrogeology (groundwater) reviews, and environmental monitoring. In Ontario, we also help file Records of Site Condition and assist with Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECAs) for on-site operations.

McIntosh Perry is authorized to perform third-party field inspections of work performed. Our inspectors draw upon construction experience, up-to-date knowledge of codes, and engineering techniques to conduct all compliance reviews. In addition to mechanical and electrical inspections, our team also carries out generator reviews, elevator audits and thermal scans of electrical panels.

Commercial and Rental Building Quality Assurance

We provide Building Quality Assurance services for commercial and rental buildings, including Building Envelope Consulting.

A building is a significant, long-term investment. We provide services to help owners from the start of the construction lifecycle through to project completion. By building quality into each phase of a project, we reduce the prospect of cost overruns and rework.

Building Envelope Consulting

Building envelope systems must adhere to code requirements, meet the project’s design intent, and perform for the duration of intended service life. We work directly with the construction team to consider all aspects of the envelope and the interfaces between building systems.

In addition to professional advisory services, McIntosh Perry performs third-party testing and inspections of all exterior building components and assemblies. These quality assurance measures comprehensively evaluate water, air and thermal barriers.

INSPECTION AND TESTING

Standardized quality assessments are critical to a strong quality management system and directly influence project delivery success. McIntosh Perry offers a variety of professional inspections and assessments.

Inspections are performed on all levels, from below grade to roof.

To minimize potential disputes, consultants identify and document the existing condition of adjacent properties before construction begins. Post project, a summary of conditions before and after construction is provided.

Consultants accompany project managers on precast and Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) plant visits to ensure manufacturer quality.

Pre-construction reviews are performed to ensure designated materials will function as designed. This process allows for a better understanding of potential issues and failures.

Tests are performed on building surfaces to determine waterproofing integrity and any sources of water infiltration.

Construction project managers are legally mandated to ensure that all shop drawings are reviewed and signed-off. The accuracy of these drawings is critical as they directly influence purchase decisions for components manufactured off-site.

McIntosh Perry assists the project manager with this essential step during a construction project’s hectic initial phase. We provide professional shop drawing review services to assess the drawings for specification compliance and identify errors. Ignoring this critical step is risky and may lead to the improper procurement of material and costly delays.

As a quality control measure, precise tests must be performed to ensure window systems meet specified performance requirements for air and water penetration resistance.

McIntosh Perry offers professional testing for air and water penetration. Consultants identify infiltrations that must be controlled or eliminated and provide detailed testing reports used to resolve issues during construction before damage occurs.

As a quality control measure, precise tests must be performed to ensure window systems meet specified performance requirements for air and water penetration resistance.

McIntosh Perry offers professional testing for air and water penetration. Consultants identify infiltrations that must be controlled or eliminated and provide detailed testing reports used to resolve issues during construction before damage occurs.

It is imperative to protect people and property from the dangers of fire. Consequently, the construction industry is subject to extremely strict fire safety legislation.

The fire protection engineers at McIntosh Perry understand complex fire codes and work with construction management to gain fire-safe approval while maintaining the project’s functional objectives.

Project design documents, construction details and cost estimates should be reviewed and approved to confirm overall project objectives can be safely met. We conduct third-party design reviews and offer expert and impartial advice to project managers. Our thorough process of document analysis is designed to identify and highlight discrepancies.

MATERIAL TESTING

Material testing should be conducted early, and potential problems immediately reported to construction management. McIntosh Perry’s unique fully-equipped material testing laboratory enhances our quality assurance services and allows for fast turnarounds.

Concrete, cement, and aggregate are observed and tested to determine if the materials meet strength specifications and project requirements.

Masonry materials are tested to confirm all materials used comply with established guidelines.

Through testing, bond strength is determined, and waterproofing properties are evaluated.

WINDOW WALL THIRD-PARTY ENDORSEMENT CONSULTATION AND TESTING

Lack of adequate quality control relating to window wall installation can result in significant air leakage and water intrusion of the building envelope.

Experienced consultants at McIntosh Perry conduct window wall inspection and testing. These actions take place both in a testing laboratory and on-site. Field performance testing of the window wall is essential for quality control and must be reviewed during several phases of construction. Our team ensures the building envelope’s in-service performance standards are met and the mandatory Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) pro-demnity liability insurance requirements are respected.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

Steel Fabrication and Welding Certified Inspectors examine the condition of all steel members and perform tests on both bolt and weld connections. Our team ensures all material and weld-work meets Canadian Standards Association (CSA) quality standards.

Our post construction services include Performance Audits and Reserve Fund Studies. Often these audits and studies take place concurrently. Certified McIntosh Perry engineers conduct thorough site reviews to examine the condition of major systems and common element components. We provide detailed independent audit assessments and all classes of reserve fund studies as required by provincial and Condominium Corporation regulations.

Our expert team performs geotechnical foundation engineering analysis for projects ranging from large-scale infrastructure projects to residential and commercial developments. We execute site investigations, inspections and testing to determine subsurface information and offer foundation design recommendations.

Examining the characteristics of shotcrete and its application is critical to establishing strong ground support systems. Field tests are conducted over time to measure the quality, consistency and strength of shotcrete for quality control purposes.

We provide expert environmental assessment services for both new sites and existing developments. Our skilled team works with both the public and private sector to provide Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments, remediation, hydrogeology (groundwater) reviews, and environmental monitoring. In Ontario, we also help file Records of Site Condition and assist with Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECAs) for on-site operations.

McIntosh Perry is authorized to perform third-party field inspections of work performed. Our inspectors draw upon construction experience, up-to-date knowledge of codes, and engineering techniques to conduct all compliance reviews. In addition to mechanical and electrical inspections, our team also carries out generator reviews, elevator audits and thermal scans of electrical panels.

Cost Management and Construction Monitoring

Construction projects are growing more complex by the day, and all too often, cost estimates fall short of actual costs. This cost escalation can be attributed to a number of factors, including material price increases, labour demands, increased health and safety practices, additional environmental regulations, unexpected delays, and more.

The project management teams at McIntosh Perry implement cost management practices that keep cost escalation in check. We carefully monitor schedules and budgets, working on behalf of the client in a cost-conscious manner.

McIntosh Perry offers the following full-scale management and construction monitoring services:

Proper payment management reduces errors, mitigates risk and saves time.

The financial feasibility of a project is determined by analyzing income and expenses during a preliminary budget review.

Loan monitoring protects the lender relationship by minimizing risk exposure in the administration of a loan. In addition to conducting project budget management, supporting documentation and reports must be submitted relating to schedules, cash flow, contracts, bonds, and insurance.

Detailed schedules are essential and should be monitored and reviewed on a continuous basis. Project timelines help determine budgets and resources, track progress and provide necessary documentation should construction disputes arise.

Ask for a free quote today – call toll free 1-888-348-8991.

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