MVN Architect has extensive experience in assessing and providing a maintenance and repair plan for a building’s envelope. Our architectural expertise covers the entire spectrum of exterior repairs and assists in all phases of repair and restoration. MVN can provide a survey of a building’s envelope (facades, roofs, windows, balconies, etc.) detailing observed conditions in need of repair, provide a plan, recommend a timeline, and estimate construction costs to assist ownership with budget and project scheduling.
■ Roof Repairs & Replacement
■ Building Envelope Assessment
■ Curtain Wall Consulting
■ Facade Re-Skinning
■ Leakage Evaluation
As per the NYC DOB Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), formerly Local Law 11 of 1998, a periodic façade inspection on all buildings within the five boroughs of New York City greater than six stories in height (or any individual wall(s) greater than six stories in height on otherwise exempt buildings) must be performed. A report detailing findings from this inspection must be submitted to the Department of Buildings categorizing the building as SAFE, SWARMP (safe with a repair and maintenance program), or UNSAFE. The report must also include a description of required repair work, along with a timeline for performing these repairs. Our offices QEWI (qualified exterior wall inspector) and our experienced staff can provide this service along with a subsequent plan for Façade Repair and Restoration.
■ Critical Examination by our QEWI (Quality Exterior Wall Inspector)
■ FISP Classification (SAFE, SWARMP, UNSAFE) & Report
■ Proposed Plan for Repair and Maintenance ■ FISP Report Amendment
MVN takes a preservationist approach to historic restoration projects. Our extensive experience enables us to preserve the aesthetic quality and architectural integrity of historic landmark properties while incorporating modern materials and repair methods to protect and prevent deterioration.
Windows and door replacement can provide improved better thermal insulation, energy efficiency, and noise reduction, as well as improve a building's appearance. MVN’s experience with window and door replacement project including those at historic landmark properties allows us to assist with critical decisions such as window and door material/type and performance rating to ensure the best fit.
MVN provides basic and additional services to fit client and project needs from initial concepts to final sign off for a variety types including new and retrofitted spaces for residential, commercial, retail, and institutional clients. Our project managers can handle the entire process of Design Development, Construction Documents, Competitive Bidding/Negotiation, and Construction Administration as well as recommend a timeline and a Estimated Construction Cost to assist ownership in projecting budgets.
■ Field Condition/Site Survey and Documentation
■ Design Development
■ Construction Documents
■ Bid Solicitation / Negotiation
■ Construction & Contract Administration
■ Construction Cost
■ Feasibility Studies
■ Plan Reviews
■ Project Management and Construction
■ Building Code and Zoning Law Compliance
■ Physical Condition Survey
■ Physical Assessment Survey
■ Energy Efficiency
■ Plazas, Landscapes, and Paving
■ Residential /Commercial
Renovations and Additions
■ Interiors and Building Systems
■ Parking Lots & Garages
■ Marquees, Entrances, Lobbies, and
■ Greenhouses and Roof Decks