TESTING

Choose a company that is qualified and whose equipment is calibrated to perform the various tests
needed to serve the project requirements. Sway Mechanika develops test methodology based on sound engineering practice and consultation with a Washington Registered Professional Engineer. We understand the
practicality and limitations of load testing and have the calibrated equipment to tackle any load testing
project. In an undocumented existing anchor system, this level of testing provides valuable data to the
engineering staff to help guide the risk/benefit analysis.
 
We perform the following tests:
-Fastener pullout in wood-based, concrete, and composite metal roof assemblies
-Static load field testing of fall arrest and suspension anchorages and subsystems
-Shop load testing to validate design, deflection, and strength of equipment
-Dynamic load testing of Horizontal Lifeline Components and Assemblies
-Flexural and deflection testing of supported beams
-Adhesive and mechanically based systems
-Davit and Mast full range of motion testing
-In- shop custom fabrication, prototyping, jigging and fixture testing. We have MIG, TIG, and Stick
welding capabilities as well as a plasma cutting unit
-Horizontal Lifeline Anchor Proof Testing and deflection measurement
-Moisture Content of roof assemblies, direct probe and capacitive based
-Dye penetrant testing to identify cracks
https://www.iwca.org/osha-response-standard-interpretations-rds-anchorage-testing-certification/
 

INSPECTION

Timely inspections are an important part of maintaining compliance. We have well-qualified technicians that have a wide knowledge base. Our services are aimed at OSHA and ANSI B30 related hoisting, lifting, and material handling equipment.

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LEAK INVESTIGATION/ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE ISSUES

 

Sway Mechanika is expert at identifying water and air leaks in the building environment. With a background in forensic repair, envelope detailing, building science, and water/air intrusion testing, we have seen all manners of fenestration, cladding, window, and roof systems. As a building science thermographer, Sway Mechanika uses Infrared thermography for a variety of diagnostics, both quantitative and qualitative. From below grade to rooftop, give us a call if you have a leak. We are here to help avoid costly water damage.

THE TYPICAL NEW CONSTRUCTION

SAFETY CONSULTING SERVICE

1) Coordinate with Architects, Engineers, and other design professionals to specify a suitable access system


2) Develop Layout, Permit and Construction plans, and a written guide specification to be bid by constructors


3) Attend construction planning meetings with stakeholders


4) Perform third party Construction Administration site inspections during the course of construction (QA)


5) Provide RFI/Submittal Review and field testing if specified


6) Provide documents sufficient for Owners Written Assurances to future service vendors and system users

 

ROPE ACCESS SPECIALTIES

 

As a rope access trainer and frequent user of RDS (Rope Descent System) and Rope Access Equipment, Mr. Hanna is capable of accessing nearly any structure using these methods. Frequently retained for rapid deployment inspections on a multitude of structures, our clients over the years have been pleased with results. We have worked on all manner of projects such as theatrical rigging, high rise due diligence curtainwall inspections, exposed rigging/powered platform assessments, complex material handling, lattice tower erection and guying, and even the occasional USFS Fire Lookout Restoration project (North Mountain Fire Lookout). View restoration project here.

We are also beginning to incorporate powered ascent devices for all sorts of applications as these devices are becoming lighter and more versatile in recent years. Our RDS systems employ the latest ANSI rated equipment and fully independent back up/fall arrestor systems).


Ronin Lift
Camp USA Giant

 

DUE DILIGENCE

We are familiar with and can perform both exterior envelope and roofing assessments for the following assemblies:


Below Grade
1) Bentonite, Cold sheet applied, Hot Rubber (Hydrotech, Carlisle, Tremco), Polyurea, Acrylic

2) Urethane Grout, epoxy injection
3) Subsurface drainage mat and collector systems
4) Underslab


Exterior Walls
1) EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish Systems), drained and non-drained
2) Panelized Fiber Cement Cladding (Swiss Pearl, Hardie, Nichiha, Ceraclad, Prodema, ACM, etc)
3) Natural wood claddings (Cedar, Ipe, Locust, etc)
4) Traditional and Backer Board synthetic stucco
5) Battened Rainscreen Cavities, high performance weather barriers, air barriers, and drainscreen
6) Reinforced masonry, brick veneers
7) Thin Brick over cementitious backer board
8) Post tensioned anchorage grout plugs
9) Engineered sealant joints and precured silicone elements
10) Urethane, Hybrid Silyl-Terminated, and Neutral Cured Silicone


Exterior Windows, Doors, and Fenestrations
1) Curtainwall, Unitized and Field Fabricated (Stick)
2) Window wall (supported at floorlines)
3) Captured, Structural Silicone (2 or 4 sided) glazing methods, Zipperwall
4) Pressure Equalized and historical drainage systems
5) Thermally improved, poured and debridged, isolation strut
6) Insulated glass performance, tinting, external and internal coatings/films, ceramic frit, inert gas fill
7) Heat treated, tempered, opacified spandrel, and annealed glass
8) Dessicated spacer and IGU seal configurations
9) Fiberglass, Aluminum, Steel Sash, Wood framed


Roofing
1) Single ply TPO, PVC, KEE, Hypalon, EPDM, cold sheet applied (butyl, modified asphalt)

2) Fluid applied, SIPLAST, Kemperol, Polyurea, Urethane, Siliconized Acrylic, PMMA, Alsan
3) Modified Bitumen, APP, SBS

4) Built Up, Inverted, Ballasted
5) Retro Overlays
6) Insulation, Tapered polyisocyanurate systems
7) Spray Foam (SPF)
8) Steep slope metal and architectural asphalt shingles
9) Vented and Unvented assemblies