For both new construction and remedial construction, McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. can provide coordinated sets of technical drawings, details, and written specifications for each waterproofing and building enclosure system necessary to achieve a watertight design. MCA can act as the Architect of Record for the building enclosure systems for the project. MCA works closely with the Prime Architect on the project and various other design team consultants to coordinate the waterproofing details with the Architects, Mechanical, Structural, and Landscape requirements.

MCA is proficient in both AutoCAD and Revit and can work with the prime Architect’s drawings in these two digital platforms. MCA has a Construction Specifications Institute certified specification writer on staff and is experienced with CSI and MasterSpec specifications.
Through MCA’s extensive experience, MCA understands that quality waterproofing design depends on the details. Most leaks occur at penetrations and perimeter terminations; MCA prides itself on focusing on the details to seal these high-risk locations against water infiltration.

MCA also understands that the simpler the detail the less chance the installation of said detail can go wrong. MCA strives to provide waterproofing details that are easy to understand and follow in the field. MCA provides step-by-step installation details for building enclosure systems that rely on proper sequencing to protect the integrity of the system.

MCA also works closely with Manufacturers to verify that the project-specific details and specifications provided for the building enclosure systems are covered under the Manufacturer’s warranty requirements.

By hiring McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. to provide building enclosure Construction Documents, you, as the Client, have chosen the highest level of quality control for the building enclosure for your project.

Our Projects

MCA provided waterproofing and building enclosure design for some very complex projects. Projects include historic preservation, new construction, remodeling and remediation of existing buildings.


Our Services

McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. is highly experienced in providing the following services for the building enclosure:

Construction Documents

Peer Review

Construction Defect Litigation Support

Construction Contract Administration

Historic Preservation

Third-Party Independent Observation

Property Condition Assessment

Remedial Architecture

Building Enclosure Investigation

Government-Mandated Inspections

Building Enclosure Commissioning

Field Quality Control Testing

McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. News & Project Updates

Keep up to date on the latest news at MCA and in the building enclosure consulting industry as a whole.

Start Your Project Today

How can we service your project's needs?

Join Now

Get Updated on Past, Present & Future Projects