ZS Solutions

Building Envelope Consulting

The building envelope is the physical separator between the interior of a building and the exterior environment. It protects buildings occupants from the environment and is the architecture which defines our communities. For over 25 years, ZS LLC professionals have been industry leaders in Building Envelope Consulting.  Our experience ranges from large scale projects such as the design and construction management of the complete replacement of the exterior walls and cornice of a landmark building to smaller scale projects such as water testing of roofs, windows, and curtain walls. Our expertise includes:

  • High-Rises – Exterior Wall Design, Inspection, Condition Assessment and Restoration
  • Curtain Walls – Concepts, Design, Testing, Inspection and Rehabilitation
  • Roofing and Waterproofing
  • Municipal Mandated Exterior Walls Examinations
  • Roofs and Exterior Walls Condition Surveys
  • Roofs and Exterior Walls Systems Design and Construction Oversight/Management
  • Historic Preservation and Restoration
  • Due Diligences Services
  • Peer Review
  • Construction Litigation Support and Expert Testimony
  • Systems and Materials Testing
  • Construction Observation and Management 

Our qualified staff of licensed engineers and registered roofing professionals is experienced in investigation, design, bidding, and construction oversight/management.  This broad range of services enables ZS LLC to ensure project success and is the primary reason why our clients retain ZS LLC time and time again. Our roofing and waterproofing division are experienced in all types of construction such as built-up, single-ply, modified bitumen, metal roof, asphaltic shingles, liquid membrane, and slate roofs. Through advanced testing methods and keen design sensibilities, the ZS LLC team aims to promptly correct any existing inconsistencies and provide lasting solutions in order to make each facility more sustainable and energy efficient for the highest level of building envelope performance. Our testing and inspection services utilizes state-of-the-art technology such as infrared scanning, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), high-pressure water and air infiltration testing, nuclear testing, and capacitance testing and material properties testing.