Architectural / Engineering

Typical services: coating failure investigations, paint recommendations, coating specifications, paint laboratory testing, on-site coating inspection, contract administration, indoor air quality evaluations.

Architects/Engineers are challenged with numerous interrelated design issues. When selecting coating systems for exposed steel and concrete, concerns extend well beyond color and aesthetics to include corrosion and fire protection, UV resistance and gloss retention, to “green” issues like LEED conformance and air barriers. Environmental concerns like mold, asbestos, lead and other toxic metals, and regulatory requirements and building codes all complicate new building and renovation design.

KTA offers a staff of certified protective coatings specialists, professional engineers, coatings and environmental consultants, certified industrial hygienists and safety professionals, chemists, and certified coatings inspectors that team with A/E firms to meet project needs. Our services include condition assessments, coating system recommendations, MasterSpec specification preparation and on-site field observations, all aimed at failure avoidance. When coating systems do fail, our forensic coating failure investigations and expert witness services are supported by specialized testing by our A2LA certified laboratory.

KTA has demonstrated such services on the following representative projects:

Specification Preparation

Lead Paint Management Services

Project Design Services