From design development to final inspections, R. J. Kenney Associates, Inc., brings unparalleled building envelope expertise to new construction projects. Our clients know that we will help them avoid the costs and complications of work interruptions due to building envelope design conflicts or other foreseeable problems. Having grappled with every conceivable challenge (along with a few we couldn't have imagined), our staff delivers expert, reliable recommendations and oversight built on decades of experience in the field - experience that enables us to resolve the complex and unique problems associated with every new construction project.
Our thorough understanding of building science, construction methodology, and materials enables us to provide objective third-party peer reviews of proposed materials, site considerations, environmental issues, plans, and specifications. Through both graphic and written documentation, our plan review reports address critical details clearly and comprehensively, helping construction project managers to deliver on the architects' and developers' intentions and expectations.

At R. J. Kenney Associates we are committed to helping to optimize the quality, productivity, and level of client satisfaction with each new construction project.
Our new construction services provide cost-effective solutions at each phase of a project.
Specific services include:

Building Envelope Plan Reviews
Review, annotate, and provide expert feedback on exterior envelope details and specifications, working to identify efficiencies, alternative materials, and other recommendations to maximize resources and help ensure the performance and durability of the building envelope.

Hygrothermal Analysis
Evaluate and prepare written comments/data sheets on wall sections for latent heat and moisture transport properties.

Supplemental Documents
Generate supplemental project documents (plans, specifications, construction details) as needed.

Quality Assurance Reviews
Verify compliance with contract documents by reviewing shop drawings and proposed product and materials submittals prior to installation or construction.

Pre-Construction Meetings
Convene targeted on-site pre-construction meetings to establish communications procedures, review testing and inspection needs, and discuss critical design and construction issues.

Mock-up Reviews and Evaluations
Assist in the design of on-site mock-ups; conduct on-site testing, reviews and evaluation of specified mock-ups; use architectural models and mock-ups to explain potentially complex issues prior to construction.

Quality-Control Inspections
Visit the site at regular intervals to confirm that work is progressing according to plan.

Field Testing
Evaluate and performance-test installed envelope components utilizing well-established testing procedures such as those established by ASTM and AAMA.

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