Building Sciences Assessment and Inspections

Make Your Buildings Last Longer with Building Science Services

TÜV Rheinland experts use state of the art methods to ensure the safety and efficiency of your buildings. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of risk assessment and design, our experts provide assessments to evaluate building conditions with respect to physical deficiencies, defects, air quality and other physical and environmental issues such as property condition assessment, air quality assessment, asbestos surveys, and lead-based paint inspections.

Benefits at a Glance

With building science services from TÜV Rheinland, you can:

  • Ensure compliance with established U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards
  • Increase the safety and quality of your building's service life
  • Minimize the risk of liability with documentation
  • Benefit from our years of experience, expertise and quick turn around time
  • Effectively utilize our accredited, certified experts for all your testing and assessment needs

Our Services for Building Sciences

Delivered by knowledgeable and skilled experts, our services comprise:

Indoor Air Quality inspection, management, and design:

  • Inspection of buildings for contaminents and collection and analysis of samples, when warranted
  • Remediation protocol design services, as required, based on conditions identified during the initial assessment
  • Clearance inspections to ensure that remediation work has been completed as specified and that the building is safe for re-occupancy

Asbestos identification, management, and project design:

  • Observation of facilities for suspected asbestos containing building materials (ACBM), assessment of existing physical conditions, and collection and analysis of samples
  • Abatement design services, including practical options for abatement and/or management of ACBM based upon materials identified during the asbestos survey
  • Abatement monitoring services for compliance with abatement project requirements, to provide documentation of compliance with technical and contractual requirements

Lead-based paint inspection, risk assessment, and design:

  • Inspections using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) equipment and including identification of lead-based paint and classification of all surfaces and components
  • Assessments to determine the lead hazards in dust and soil
  • Abatement project design and monitoring services, as required, based on conditions identified during the inspection and risk assessment
  • Lead-based paint clearance inspections to ensure that work has been completed as specified and that the project site is free of lead hazards following abatement activities

Property Condition Assessments

  • Baseline assessment of commercial real estate improvements in accordance with ASTM E2018-08
  • Identify physical deficiencies related to equipment or deferred maintenance
  • Provide opinions of probable costs for noted deficiencies

Additional Services

In addition to our building science services, TÜV Rheinland experts also provide non-destructive testing and assessment services such as Radiographic Inspection , structural steel inspection, concrete inspection and other environmental protection services such as Storm Water Management and Storage Tank Assessment . Our inspectors are certified and accredited to provide services in compliance with the EPA requirements as well as the ASTM requirements.

Our building science services cover:

  • Residential properties
  • Commercial facilities
  • Industrial sites