EWS1 Construction Review & Assessment Services

Our EWS (External Wall System) Construction Review & Assessment services have been developed in response to a growing demand by end-owners, funders, investment partners and joint venture entities seeking comfort that their developments will meet market and statutory expectations in the context of the make-up of the external façade(s).

Our clients typically want assurances on three related yet different aspects.

  1. Assurance sought on the resilience of a development or building either in construction or at the pre-construction stage, in the context of EWS issues that might arise if potential future conversion or redevelopment (to a different use class) is being considered.
  2. Assessment of the resilience of a development or building as an investment where a sleeping risk might exist if that investment were to be offered to the market and funders required an EWS assessment.
  3. Assessment of a development or building and provision of advice vis-à-vis the EWS in the context of potential risks relating to the insurance market and future building insurance policies / requirements.

Due to the differing and very particular nuances of each development and client, our services are provided on a case by case basis and created to meet the precise needs of each situation. Usually the scope of service is based upon an adaptation of the following:

Stage 1: Desktop Review of Construction Details

  • Receive & review the design intent / for-construction drawings
  • Receive & review supporting specification & product information

Stage 2: Site Inspection & Evidencing

  • Site inspection to verify and evidence compliance with design / construction intent
  • Preparation of Compliance Report (in context of Building Regulations & MHCLG Advice)

Stage 3: On-Going Site Inspections

  • Inspections & reporting to evidence compliance (frequency matches construction progress)
  • This supports the final façade assessment / reporting and provision of an EWS1

Stage 4: Façade Assessment & EWS1

  • Execute final inspection
  • Prepare façade assessment and reporting output
  • Provide EWS1 certification

If these services are of interest please contact Shaun Harris, David Royal or Tamer Duman.

Please use the link below to find project examples:
Façade Services