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The Diligence to Avert Complications

Professional inspections can be the difference between performing minor maintenance or a major, and costly, system failure.

Our team of architects and engineers are informed by years of inspection and design work addressing water infiltration, air leakage, structural deficiencies, and more. Whether the inspection is a preventative investigation or forensic analysis, Klingner’s reports form the groundwork for a tangible way forward. We also provide new construction special inspection and testing services to assure systems meet a higher standard of quality and performance.

Understanding of Current Standards

We utilize a thorough knowledge of various building codes — including the International Building Code (IBC), as well as standards outlined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Welding Society (AWS), American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), and International Fire Code (IFC) — to inspect, test, and document the condition of specific systems or the entire building, as requested.

Deteriorated fire escape ladder
Working in Existing Buildings & New Construction

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Kyle Hannel

“We are trained for this.

As an engineering professional, I find it important to strategize manageable solutions to support a building’s longevity.”

Kyle Hannel, PE, CWI
Structural Engineer
Rebar inspection

The Role Of The Structural Engineer

Structural engineers develop the Statement of Special Inspections by considering what is critical to the integrity of a particular structure. The objective of special inspections during construction is to confirm that what is constructed is built as designed – and according to the contract documents and approved shop drawings – to resist extreme design loading conditions. The structure may or may not ever experience these loading conditions; but if it does, building performance should be true to the design.

Special Inspection Services

Inspections provide critical support to clients for existing buildings and new construction.

Deteriorated window seal

Water Infiltration & Prevention

  • Comprehensive Roof Inspections
  • Watertight Testing of Storefronts, Curtain Walls, & Sloped Glazing Systems (AAMA 501.2)
  • Water Penetration Testing for Windows & Doors (ASTM E1105)
  • Condensation Source Identification
Insufficient basement supports

Structural Stability

  • Visible Foundation Inspections
  • Masonry, Concrete, Precast Concrete, Timber, Light Gauge Steel, & Steel Inspections
  • Load Bearing Wall Inspections
  • Roof Framing & Decking Inspections
  • Visual Inspections by Licensed AWS Certified Weld Inspectors
HVAC system

Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Systems

  • Condition Reports
Missing parapet cap

Air Leakage

  • Air Leakage through Installed Windows & Doors (ASTM E783)
Insulation inspection

Thermal Bridging

  • Thermal Leak Detection in Walls & Roofs
  • Insulation Inspections
Measuring The Noise On The Road With A Sound Level Meter.

Sound Intrusion

  • Decibel Measurement & Standards Comparisons for Exterior Sounds
Rotten subfloor

Environmental Hazards

  • Asbestos Testing & Abatement Design
  • Hazardous Materials Inspections
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Demolition Consulting
Firestop inspection

Firestop Inspections

  • Visual Inspections of the installation of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) rated firestop systems as per ASTM E2174 and ASTM 2393
  • Destructive Testing of each UL rated firestop system
Firestop inspection

Assessing Your Building’s Firestop Systems

Utilizing a highly-trained Premier Inspector, our professional inspections detect a range of potential issues during construction — enhancing overall safety and protecting a client’s budget and schedule. Properly installed firestop is an important line of defense for a building’s occupants. Firestop includes several systems and products that slow the travel of flames, smoke, and gasses at joints and penetration points through compartmentalization — buying your building’s occupants precious evacuation time in a fire emergency. Each system must meet precise UL fire-rated assembly standards to properly protect occupants from the spread of fire.

State Of The Art Equipment

Klingner uses the latest technology to evaluate buildings and access more of your building’s complex systems. From drones to thermal imaging cameras, 3D scanners, borescope cameras, and UT gauges, we are fully equipped to perform many common inspection needs.

3D scan of a building exterior
A drone flying in the air

Aerial Inspections

Take your inspection to new heights. Klingner owns and operates multiple survey quality drones that enhance the efficiency, speed, and safety of inspections. In addition to accessing difficult-to-reach locations, our fleet uses advanced photogrammetry to accurately measure site features. With multiple FAA-certified pilots across Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa, there is a Klingner professional ready and able to tackle your inspection.

Tina Van't Sant

Talk to a Special Inspection Specialist About Your Project

Leveraging a thorough knowledge of codes, systems, and building functionality, our team can find a solution for you.