Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc. (MKA) Environmental and Restoration Consulting Team is comprised of seasoned Microbiologists/Restoration Consultants who have years of hands-on experience in the science of restoring buildings damaged by water and/or smoke. We have participated in thousands of restoration projects in the last 35 years and continue to provide services to Insurance Companies, Law Firms, Owners, Contractors, Developers, and Designers.
Many of our Restoration Consultants are credentialed by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Restoration Industry Association (RIA). They have firsthand experience and knowledge of the practices and procedures necessary to properly execute emergency responses to losses associated with floods, fires, explosions, and hurricanes.
Our team mobilizes during a catastrophe to assess the damage, review the scope of remediation, and prepare the written protocol (or provide third-party review of an existing protocol prepared by others). Our staff’s early involvement at the time a claim is made lets our team interface with all stakeholders and procure critical information to yield the best results.
Initial Assessment to determine both Indoor and Outdoor Temperature/Humidity and Document the Extent of Damage.
Collection of Environmental Samples, such as Microbiological and Fire-related Particulate Material, to document Existing Conditions and assist with the development of the Repair Scope and Method Approach.
Interaction with Industrial Hygienists as retained by the Insured to reach agreements for the Remediation process, including expediting (as it relates to Business Interruption and/or Extra Expense aspects) the Repair Plan of Action.
Development of Repair Scope and appropriate remediation Protocol.
Development of appropriate Drying Techniques that would respond to the Prevailing Conditions.
Determination of the Number, Size, Placement, and Duration of Equipment required.
Negotiations related to the Period of Restoration, Manpower required, and Governing Billing Rates.
Preparation of a Microbiological Impact Document that reflects Conditions at the Time of Inspection.
Period of Restoration
Clerk of the Works or Daily Site Monitoring to measure Progress as to whether the Equipment and Labor being utilized is achieving the goals set out in the Remediation Plan.
Clerk the Works or Daily Monitoring for proper utilization of Equipment and Labor to ensure the required effort to Stabilize and Restore the Premises in the most prudent manner.
Daily Reporting that provides a Brief Narrative of Daily Activity. This includes Manpower and Equipment Counts as well as developing a “Daily Burn Rate” needed to make Accurate Forecasts. This Data also expedites the Post-Recovery Audit of the Contractors’ Invoicing.
Daily Measurement and Documentation of Environmental Parameters such as Humidity and Moisture Levels on impacted Materials and Microbiological Sampling to document and establish whether the desired progress is being obtained.
Undertake Audits and Negotiations to ensure that Invoices conform to the Remediation Scope and Agreed Upon Rates.
Verification (including Environmental Sampling), that Structural Drying and the Remediation Protocol has been successfully completed by the Contractor.
Assist in determining and/or reach an agreement on the Cost of Restoration with the Contractor.
Property Damage & Builder’s Risk Consulting
Water & Smoke Restoration Consulting
Environmental Risk Assessment & Corrective Action
Fire & Smoke Assessments
Process Safety & Risk Management
Environmental Management Systems
Mold Services & Indoor Air Quality
Environmental Compliance Consulting
Repair and Rehabilitation Means & Methods
Moisture and Water Intrusion Cost Evaluation
Repair Scope Evaluation
Means & Methods Analysis
Pre-existing Condition Identification
Date of Manifestation
Project Monitoring & Clerk of Works
Construction Acceleration/Business Interruption Analysis