Eng. / B. Sc Civil Engineering
Inspection of houses, buildings and businesses, as well as environmental studies, with an expertise in engineering and structure, across Montreal, Laval and Longueuil.
The inspection is an important transaction that is not repeated often in our life. Its purpose is to give the client a better knowledge of the desired building condition. By accompanying the inspector the buyer will know his future property and its characteristics well. He will also receive precise answers to his questions over time.
The inspection aims to identify the major defects that reduce the value of the building, the use that can be made of it, the risks to the safety of the occupants, etc. It also aims to note the condition of the building at the time of the inspection. Observations and comments will be sent to you in an official report.
Pre-sale home inspections are crucial when selling a property. Several sales can be canceled because the buyer was not aware of the condition of your property. The Inspector's Report is an effective way that allows homeowners to identify and repair or disclose any issues found, before placing their property on the market.
Global Inspect puts at your service a team of specialists in inspections, structure, environmental studies and engineering.
Inspections are carried out by Nizar Nofal (member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec) or by a qualified inspector from the Global Inspect team. As the founder of Global Inspect, Nizar is a professional building inspector. He has performed thousands of inspections throughout the greater Montreal area. He guarantees to provide a professional, friendly, informative and thorough inspection for each and every property. Nizar detains a Bachelor of Science & Civil Engineering degree (B. Sc Civil Engineering). He also possesses a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology. Moreover, he has a national certificate and he is a member of the "Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec" (ing.). This education definitely helps with each and every inspection and allows Global Inspect to provide more value for your money. Nizar states "I didn\'t learn construction just from a book or an inspection course, but from many years of hands-on building, design and contracting. This direct experience allows me to give a balanced view of building construction from a real world perspective which can go a long way in clarifying the vast amount of information available regarding building techniques and maintenance. I enjoy sharing this information with my clients."
Being a potential home buyer, you need a clear idea of the home you are buying. This is where we come in. We will make you aware of the risks of all repair costs before you buy. Sometimes large flaws can be costly, but for an affordable price our home inspection is an essential solution to safeguarding such a large investment.
The inspection aims to empower the buyer and allows him to make an informed purchase. The inspection also helps plan necessary repairs. It identifies visually apparent irregularities resulting from normal decomposition or a construction defect. After the inspection, we give you a complete written report outlining the condition of the main components of the property at the time of the transaction. In addition, this report is important in case of problems during the possession.
Thinking of buying or selling a property? Let Global Inspect help you make this important decision to make it a success. Whether you are a seller or buyer of a business, building or condominium, we will take all the guesswork out of it and give you a concise and detailed inspection report on your existing property or new construction so that you can make an informed and comfortable decision.
Whether you are planning work or just wanting to know the condition of your home or business, a preventive inspection can go a long way. The inspector performs visual checks of your property and presents a detailed written report. This report enables you to take appropriate short and long term action.
Do you need an engineer offering structural inspection, foundation inspection or crack inspection for your home? More specifically, you are looking for a structural engineer who can perform inspection, calculations and design plans for the replacement of a load-bearing wall with a steel beam and columns? You are in the right place!
With us, you are in good hands for the inspection, calculations, building permit plans for your small or large building and obtaining a compliance report for your building occupancy acceptance. Our engineers respond quickly to your structural and residential or commercial building needs. They take care of the verification of load-bearing walls, calculations and plans of columns and wooden beams in 2 × 10, LVL or steel by an engineer or for the structural plans of complete extensions of houses, new houses , supervision of the work or even the design of more complex custom structures and concrete structures. An engineer comes to inspect the structure of your building or receives you at the office with your sketches and sketches to design new structural systems.
From preliminary and final design to inspection and renovations, our structural engineers are specialists in the design and analysis of marine facilities, concrete and steel bridges, flood control and structures. of dams, retaining walls, industrial and residential buildings, underground and riparian structures, and earthquake analysis and reinforcement.
We understand the functions and constructability of facilities, which allows us to create cost-effective designs. Our engineers also maintain a close working relationship with the geotechnical engineer for the analysis of the soil and the interaction of structures and the integration of the results into the final design. Therefore, our customers can be assured of obtaining buildable and quality structural designs. Our customers trust our expertise in structural engineering for innovative and reliable services.
We perform phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3 environmental site assessments as needed.
The main objective of a phase 1 environmental site assessment is to detect signs of actual or potential environmental contamination by studying the current and past uses of the site or property. Following the completion of a phase 1 environmental site assessment, in the event that signs of potential contamination exist on the site (underground reservoirs, residual material storage areas, etc.), the performance of a study characterization or environmental assessment of the phase 2 site, confirms the presence or absence of contaminants. Following the analytical results of the samples taken during phase II, a sampling pattern must be developed during phase III to delimit the contamination. In phase III, soil sampling aims to establish a delimitation grid for surface contamination as well as in depth. For environmental soil rehabilitation works, a phase III is important to estimate the quantity of soil to be decontaminated and consequently to reduce the associated costs.
Two decontamination methods are offered depending on several parameters. By excavation of contaminated earth or without excavation of the earth.
After confirming the presence of contamination with a phase II environmental characterization and delineating the surface and in-depth contamination with a phase III environmental characterization, environmental rehabilitation work is recommended for decontamination. The in-situ method (without excavation of the earth) involves creating points of access to pollution by installing wells, needles, pits, in order to cause a forced circulation of fluids in the environment. Water or air pumping or the injection of water, air or (re) active products are used. The treatment could be done either by bioventilation, biobarbotage, injection of chemical oxidants or biotreatment by bacteria. We are on the lookout for new environmental technologies and we are developing them in collaboration with the Center Eau Terre Environnement-National Institute for Scientific Research.
Fundamental stage in a construction project and all types of development. Different geotechnical assessment services are available.
We offer various geotechnical assessment services. We intervene in particular in the study and realization of drilling works, the installation of observation wells, the description of the soil stratigraphy, etc. You can also count on us for an inspection and monitoring of civil engineering works. We can also analyze the results of the various tests taken on site (concrete tests, compaction, etc.). Concerned about your satisfaction, our technicians remain attentive to all your requests. The geotechnical study is a fundamental step in a construction project and all types of development. This process makes it possible to determine the nature and precise characteristics of the subsoil. Using specific equipment, we drill holes to assess the bearing capacity of the soil and its seismic classification. Thanks to our skills, the work will take place in complete safety. Thus, you will have the guarantee of the sustainability of your future constructions. A well-done geotechnical study is your assurance of a good budgetary evaluation of the construction project as well as a sustainable construction.
Quality control and testing services for building materials, in the construction of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Our service includes monitoring on construction sites, quality control of materials and in situ tests on concrete, supervision of excavation work and inspection of foundation beds, compaction tests on backfill materials, expertise on crushed stone, pyrite reactivity detection (IPPG) and pyrrhotite detection and expertise.
Law 122 obliges owners to provide a detailed report, issued and signed by an engineer, indicating that the facade does not represent a safety hazard.
Since March 18, 2013, the new Chapter VIII / Building of the Safety Code of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), has come into force. This chapter obliges building owners to complete and periodically inspect high-rise facades and multi-storey parking lots in order to protect the public from accidents related to loose components that could come loose from the building facades or the floor. sagging of concrete structural components. This inspection should be carried out by professionals who are recognized members of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Building owners must therefore implement emergency or permanent work to ensure the safety of occupants and the general public. The owner must also keep a building maintenance register and attest to the safety of the building components.
Safe removal of materials containing asbestos such as vermiculite, stucco, plaster and others.
Vermiculite has been used in products for the insulation of many homes in Canada and the United States. Much of the vermiculite sold in North America was mined from a mine (Libby, Montana) where a low percentage of asbestos is naturally found. The ore of concern is that which was mined from the Libby mine between 1920 and 1990. It was sold in Canada between 1963 and 1984 under the trade name Zonolite® Attic Insulation. It has several negative health effects.
The best way to reduce the risk of exposure to asbestos is to avoid moving or demolishing asbestos materials in any way. If you are undertaking renovation work, in order to protect occupants and workers, the characterization of materials likely to contain asbestos is an obligation currently included in the Safety Code for construction work and must be carried out before to undertake any work likely to emit asbestos dust.
The growth of mold can contribute to poor indoor air quality in buildings and in some cases can affect building foundations.
Molds are fungi that can be different colors and grow in damp areas of your home. They appear where the humidity level is high: in places where there is a water leak, in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, etc. They can develop on wood, paper and fabrics, insulation, inside walls or on suspended ceilings. The development of mold can contribute to poor indoor air quality in buildings and in some cases can affect the foundation of the house.
If you experience a problem related to the presence of mold, call on us to ensure a complete and rapid control. Our qualified technicians carry out air samples according to the standards in force. The samples taken are analyzed in accredited laboratories. We use professional techniques and products accredited by Health Canada to effectively eradicate this contaminant. A water damage, a ventilation problem or a fire whatever the cause of the mold growth, we can help you to solve the problem permanently, and this immediately. Trust us to solve your mold problems as quickly as possible.
Environmental monitoring on sites for residential, commercial, industrial or institutional use, according to criteria relating to standards.
Global Inspect, with its national network of laboratories accredited by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, offers its environmental monitoring services on sites for residential, commercial, industrial or institutional use. We will provide the relative variation criteria in accordance with the standards set by the center of expertise in environmental analysis of Quebec (CEAEQ). Our team transmits your analysis results within a time frame that will satisfy you.
Insulating your home or commercial property is the most important step you can take to ensure the energy efficiency of your property. Many people wonder how to save money on their energy bills; well the answer is simple: it is not enough only to have good insulation, it is also necessary to have good waterproof insulation. About 50 to 70% of the energy in your property comes from some heating and cooling. By having a property with well-insulated tight air, it will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Therefore, you will save money on your air conditioning and heating bills.
Implementation of energy efficiency solutions that make it possible to reduce and / or intelligently manage the energy consumed.
Insulation and air infiltration are the main causes of wasted energy in most homes around the world. Air leaks mainly occur in the ceilings and floors of a house. About 30% of leaks come from doors and then 70% come from windows and side walls. This means using more air conditioning in summer and more heat in winter. If you had better insulation, you could keep the property a consistent temperature all year round.
An energy audit makes it possible to know the energy weaknesses of an entire building. It consists of documenting the characteristics of the building as well as calculating the distribution of its energy consumption by consumption item. Concretely, this is done through a quantified, very precise analysis of the weak points of your building. From all of the insulation to the heating mode, including ventilation, openings etc.