Reston Bible Church
New Construction Building Enclosure Inspection and Review
A nondenominational parish founded in 1974, Reston Bible Church had outgrown its original building, with thousands of worshippers now attending weekly services. The Church selected a new location in Dulles, which would encompass a two-story church building, as well as an adjacent 54,000sf educational facility. On behalf of GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc. and JFW, Inc. Hoffmann Architects + Engineers provided third-party peer review for design and construction of the expansive new complex.
Our design professionals reviewed contract documents, shop drawings, and correspondence, and consulted with the architect and contractor to coordinate design intent with as-built conditions. We conferred with the project team regarding the design and intended installation methods for building enclosure elements, and we reviewed shop drawings and product data samples to establish conformance with the design concept. To evaluate the compliance of work with the drawings and specifications, our architects also conducted regular site visits during building enclosure construction. Hoffmann’s exterior experts provided design guidance and construction review of waterproofing, insulation, air barriers, roofing, flashings and terminations, drainage, windows, and sealant joints, among other building elements. Integration of different materials, including design detailing, was of particular concern, as these are areas that can pose problems if not installed correctly at the time of initial construction.
Under Hoffmann’s guidance, the project team provided Reston Bible Church with an inviting facility for their growing community of worshippers, with a design that not only looks bright and modern, but also provides lasting performance.