We will utilize the most cutting edge processes to provide the absolute best services with the most talented team available while maintaining the highest integrity.
Zero/Six Consulting, LLC was founded in 2003 by Bill Coltzer Jr., AIA in response to an industry wide need for higher performing and cohesive building envelope systems. Since its establishment, Zero/Six has become a leader in delivering innovative solutions for the creation and maintenance of better building envelopes. A firm focused solely on building envelope integrity, we have assembled a staff of professionals with diverse skill sets — Architects, Engineers, LEED Green Associates, Registered Roofing Observers (RRO), Project Managers, and Field Specialists — to achieve the necessary “whole building” approach. Our extensive knowledge of glazing systems, windows, roofing systems, cladding systems and waterproofing assemblies, and those portions of your facility controlling air quality and moisture prevention will ensure an accurate assessment of both the current environment as well as future expectations. All major building systems and elements are identified and assessed, approximate remaining economic life service is determined, and budgetary cost estimates for resolving problems and deficiencies are developed to ensure the goals of our clients are met in terms of facility function, cost control, and maintenance repairs.
The three step process and the specialized expertise Zero/Six utilizes to deliver on the services set forth in each project, are as follows:
Develop the Intent (Design/Development)
Eight out of every ten construction litigation cases involve water infiltration. The Owner seeks to take delivery on a building that will prove to be an asset rather than an ongoing liability. Therefore, it is vital to establish project requirements in regards to the building enclosure at the earliest stages of the process. This can be done only by expertise in architecture that is specific to the building enclosure. Architecture – Led by our CEO Bill Coltzer Jr., AIA, a licensed Architect, with over 30 years of specialized experience in building enclosure design and specification. Mr. Coltzer will work with the client to lead his team through the schematic and design stages, insuring they satisfy the design intent.
Inspect the Product (Quality Control/Quality Assurance)
Once our client has secured construction documents that convey their intent, the next step in the process is to “Inspect the Product” through a quality control (QC) program executed by Zero/Six staff that understand how the various systems will interface. These individuals are able to go beyond just understanding how the systems interface in their investigations, as the success of the QC program is largely dependent on the ability of the inspectors to safely access hard to reach areas. Finally, as part of the QC program, deficient work will be logged as it is observed and then tracked to a resolution.
Test the Collaborative Effort (Testing)
Successful delivery of the Owner’s intent goes beyond quality control by verifying the successful collaboration of designers, manufacturers and installers through an accredited testing program. Since testing verifies design, as well as construction, the collaborative effort must be tested as early in the process as practical so repetitive deficiencies can be corrected prior to a full blown remediation effort. Zero/Six’s strategic partner, Z6 Commissioning, LLC is an industry leading commissioning, windstorm and stormwater engineering firm that also provides ISO-accredited building performance testing both in the field and laboratory settings, will test this collaborative effort to ensure our clients take delivery on a building that meets their intent.
ISO/IEC 17025 certification has been awarded to Z6 Commissioning (Z6) by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB/ILAC). This pinnacle of international accreditation requires us to conform to the highest standards in testing procedures available to achieve optimal building envelope efficiency for our clients.
Z6 can now provide our clients with laboratory and field services that are benchmarked against systems and standards to ensure uniformity and integrity of test results. Our clients can rest easy in the knowledge that each year Z6 will undergo an exhaustive external audit of quality control.
SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION TO ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Valid to: October 26, 2018 to October 26, 2020
Certificate Number: AT-2090
I. Construction Materials / Mechanical
|Field of Test||Items, Materials or Products Tested||Specific Tests or Properties Measured||Specification, Standard Method, or Technique Used||Key Equipment or Technology*|
|Building Elements||Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, Curtain Walls||Water Infiltration||ASTM E 1105, ASTM E331, ASTM E547, AAMA 501||Water Distribution Rack, Centrifugal Blower, Manometer, Wind Generator, Spray Wand|
|Building Elements||Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, Curtain Walls||Air Infiltration||ASTM E283, ASTM E783||Centrifugal Blower, Laminar Flow Element, Manometer|
|Building Elements||Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, Curtain Walls||Water and Air Infiltration||AAMA 502, AAMA 503||Water Distribution Rack, Centrifugal Blower, Manometer|
|Building Elements||Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, Curtain Walls||Deflection / Deglazing||ASTM E330, ASTM E987||Digital Deflection Indicator, Centrifugal Blower|
|Building Elements||Roofing Systems||Uplift Force||ASTM E907, FM Global 1-52||Uplift Chamber, Manometer, Centrifugal Blower|
|Building Elements||Coating Films, Adhesion Bond||Adhesion Strength||ASTM D3359, ASTM D903||Adhesion Test Kit|
|Building Elements||Windows, Sliding Door Assemblies||Forced Entry||ASTM F588, ASTM F842||Forced Entry Test Kit|
|Building Elements||Concrete or Clay Tiles||Wind / Uplift Resistance||ASTM C1568, ASTM D4541, ASTM E2359/E2359M||Construction Load Cell Pull Tester|
|Building Elements||Miscellaneous||Roofing, Window Sealant, Envelope Air Leakage, Foundation Humidity, Cladding Moisture Absorption||ASTM C1521, ASTM D7877, ASTM E1186, ASTM F2170, Rilem Commission 25/PEM test method 1154)||Sealant Test Kit, High & Low Voltage Electronic Detection Units, Centrifugal Blower, Smoke Tracer Unit, Infrared Camera, in situ probes, Rilem Tubes|
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