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Building Science Firm Offers Services to Production Builders

IBACOS (Integrated Building and Construction Solutions), a building science research and development firm, recently began offering its services to production home builders who are concerned about increasing customer satisfaction and reducing design and construction defects.

Based in Pittsburgh, the 12-year-old company is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — the Supplier 100 of NAHB. The company has 28 full-time employees with expertise in building science, architecture, engineering and quality process management.

Among the services offered by IBACOS are:

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  • On Call Troubleshooting Services. Complaints about noises and odors, are common, the company says, and it cites the case of one builder who might have been able to solve a home owner’s reports of noise more quickly with some outside help.

“Over several months,” says IBACOS, “the builder’s team explored every room, inspected the exterior, crawled over the roof and rooted around in the basement, but they couldn’t figure out what was causing the noise. Later, after they’d spend considerable time and expense, they discovered that these mysterious noises weren’t the result of a construction defect; rather, they were in the home owner’s head.”

  • Design and Construction Assessments. Design and construction practices are thoroughly evaluated to solve problems before they begin.

  • System and Material Evaluations. The company helps builders determine the impact of introducing new designs, construction practices and materials on the performance and cost of their homes.

  • Training. Training seminars are offered on critical topics related to building performance to ensure that homes are safe, healthy, durable, comfortable and efficient. The training is customized to meet the builder’s needs.

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