Problem Investigations

In-depth problem investigations and solutions with CDW Engineering

Building owners can face perplexing issues with specific building systems or components that defy an easy resolution. Engaging contractors without a thorough understanding of the underlying issue can result in unsuccessful solutions. CDW Engineering provide an in-depth analysis of the problem to identify the underlying causes of complex building issues and provide workable solutions.

Navigating complex challenges

When facing building-related problems, it’s essential to choose the right approach to diagnosis and resolution. While contractors may offer immediate solutions, their expertise is often limited to specific systems or components. As a result, misdiagnosis or incomplete assessments can exacerbate the problem and lead to costly and time-consuming repairs that may not address the root cause.

CDW Engineering takes a holistic approach to problem investigations by  leveraging our in-depth knowledge of building systems. By understanding how various components interact with each other, we can identify less obvious causes of problems and provide targeted solutions that address the underlying issues effectively.

Expertise across building systems

Our experienced consultants and engineers have extensive knowledge of a variety of building systems, including structure, roofing, building envelope, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), plumbing, electrical, and more. We have the knowledge and experience to handle a wide range of challenges with confidence.

For instance, a seemingly straightforward problem like condensation on windows may have underlying causes beyond the window itself. In some cases, replacing older windows with newer ones can inadvertently exacerbate condensation issues due to inadequate ventilation systems or improper usage by building occupants. By examining the entire building ecosystem, including ventilation systems, occupant behavior, and building usage patterns, we can uncover hidden factors contributing to the problem.

Cost-effective solutions

Engaging CDW Engineering for problem investigations offers a cost-effective alternative to trial-and-error repairs. Rather than resorting to iterative fixes that may only address symptoms temporarily, our systematic approach allows us to identify the precise root causes of issues upfront. By eliminating guesswork and focusing on targeted interventions, we help clients avoid unnecessary expenses and downtime associated with prolonged troubleshooting. Further, undertaking the complete replacement of a system, when the cause of the problem is not known, is both costly and wasteful, if only a repair was necessary.

Holistic problem-solving approach

At CDW Engineering, we believe in proactive problem-solving that considers all aspects of building functionality and performance. Our engineers conduct thorough visual assessments to identify potential issues and rule out unlikely causes. In cases where visual inspections are inconclusive, we leverage advanced diagnostic techniques and, if necessary, employ destructive methods to uncover hidden problems.

Tailored remediation strategies

Upon identifying the root causes of building issues, CDW Engineering develops tailored remediation strategies designed to address the specific needs of each client. Our cost effective recommendations prioritize long-term durability, energy efficiency, and occupant comfort.

Experience the CDW advantage

Contact us today to learn more about our problem investigation services and discover how we can help you mitigate risks, maximize value, and achieve optimal building performance. Trust CDW Engineering for comprehensive problem-solving solutions tailored to your unique needs.