The majority of our projects are remediation and assessments to existing buildings. We have been involved in a variety of building types, including but not limited to single dwelling; low, mid and high rise; institutional; and commercial.
We have conducted condition assessments and prepared budgetary reports, project management, remediation to building envelope, parkade repairs, rooftop/balcony repairs, window and door assembly replacements, leak investigations, building envelope retrofits, warranty review and reports, roof assembly replacements, rainscreen cladding upgrades and more.
Specifications and Technical Drawings: We prepare specifications and technical drawings based on the scope of work for the project. The specifications clearly indicate all pertinent details of the project, including but not limited to general requirements, summary of work, warranties, selective demolition, site restoration, railings, materials and finishes, openings, etc. The technical drawings are a visual representation of the written specifications and are used as a standard for construction. These drawings include but are not limited to scope of work, wall assembly details, head/jamb/sill details for windows and doors with their schedules, wall penetration details, skylight installation sequence, with a focus on waterproofing.
Bid Documents and Call for Tender: We prepare the bid documents for the project. The bid documents include the project manual, instructions to bidders, bid forms and other relevant documents necessary for obtaining competitive bids. We pre-select qualified contractors and consult with the client prior to finalizing the list of contractors to be invited to bid on the project. The pre-selected contractors provide bid prices for the specified work according to the bid documents. During this process, we lead the mandatory site meeting with the contractors to give them the opportunity to review the area of work, ask questions and seek clarification pertaining to the scope of work. We obtain bid prices from the contractors, review and present the received bids for the clients review and select the appropriate contractor for the job.
Building Permit Phase: We submit an application for the Building and Development Permit to the Municipality. The application requires submittal of a number of documents and drawings pertaining to the project, such as the scope of work, Letters of Assurance and other forms. If required by the Municipality, we will coordinate with additional sub-consultants such as architects, code consultants, Structural Engineer, etc., in order to comply with any additional requirements imposed by the Municipality for the Building and Development Permit application.
Construction Phase: We monitor and report on the construction of each project on a regular basis to ensure quality of workmanship and proper detailing. This commitment enables the project to progress with certainty as our team is able to locate and correct deficiencies in construction before it becomes an issue. We conduct meetings to include all related parties on the status of the project and the opportunity for discussions. If required, we issue change orders, change directives, contemplated change orders, and create additional drawings to support the revisions.
Zavosh Consulting works on behalf of the client to ensure that the project is a success.