TMI® is an independent third party testing agency and a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB). TMI® performs quality assurance inspections, tests air barrier systems and fenestrations, and assists clients looking for means to assure quality outcomes of building enclosures. TMI® has served the construction industry since 2007 performing:
- Design Reviews for Air Barrier Continuity
- Pre-Construction Meetings -Air Barrier Coordination of Trades During the Construction Process
- Air Infiltration Testing
- Water Penetration Testing
- Inspections and Testing of Air Barrier Field Application
- Whole Building Enclosure Air Tightness Testing/Air Leakage Testing
- USACE Air Leakage Test Protocol
- Infrared Thermography for Air Leakage and Moisture Issues
Our calibrated testing equipment is company owned and all work is self-performed by our certified Building Enclosure Specialists.
TMI® is a member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Untied States Green Building Council (USGBC), the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), and the International Association of Certified Thermographers (IACT).
What makes us stand apart?
The principals of TMI® have been involved in the construction industry since 1982 as land developers, as builders of residential and commercial properties, and as early adapters of air barrier materials and methods. Our past experience comes from hands-on construction project management, as principals. We have walked the walk. From design drawings and specifications, through contract documents, subcontracted trades-coordination and sequencing, inspections, punch out and completion on-time on-budget, with little to no warranty issues. We have lived and understand the process better than those who have merely sat in classes or behind a desk.
In 2007 TMI® was formed to assist building owners reduce energy costs, consumption, and sustain the life of buildings. What started out as an infrared inspection firm specializing in diagnosing moisture and air infiltration quickly grew into a building enclosure and consulting firm. Our years of experience, knowledge and understanding of the construction process, trades, air barrier materials, and thermal and moisture protection sets us apart from our competitors.
TMI® Building Enclosure Specialists are expert in building enclosure air barrier systems. We possess the experience and technical building science knowledge of design, performance, systems and construction relative to the building enclosure and are recognized leaders in their field of expertise.
We approach every project as if it were our own. We analyze established best practices to ensure a successful outcome of an airtight enclosure for the general contractor and owner. Our principals stay with you every step of the way, and guide you through the process.
TMI® was able to secure a subcontracting partnership with University California -Davis on a DoE/DoD ESTCP project to demonstrate Automated Aerosol Sealing of Building Envelopes at Military Bases along the East Coast of the United States, demonstrations began in 2016. TMI® was tasked with identifying and sourcing demonstration sites, performed new air sealing technology demonstrations, along with pre and post air leakage testing at various military installations at Ft Bragg, MCB Quantico, NSA Mechanicsburg, NSA Philadelphia. TMI® assisted in further development of the technology and process over a two year period providing beta testing, recommendations for improvement to the technology, data collection on air sealing existing buildings.
To learn about our involvement and Automated Aerosol Sealing of Building Envelopes – Air Tightness Testing of the Building Enclosure please visit:
TMI® was involved with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Department of Energy study, “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Not So Secret Savings of the Building Envelope” regarding DOE’s Commercial Building Integration Program to demonstrate the performance of new building envelope technologies. TMI® performed blower door testing on the College of DuPage- Homeland Security Facility located in Illinois, using ASTM E779 utilizing 12 fans. The air leakage rate achieved was 0.15 cfm/sqft at 75Pa, 63% better than 2015 IECC at 0.40cfm/sqft at 75Pa.
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TMI®’s Vice President, was part of the team working with the International Energy Agency on project specifications for Deep Energy Retrofit Inspection for Thermal Continuity and Thermal Bridging.
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TMI® was awarded USACE project Shield 5 Program, Site 2, 3,5 and 7 for the State of Qatar. The Shield 5 project was one of the largest ever undertaken by United States Army Corp of Engineers “USACE” Middle East District. TMI® will be conducting design reviews of the air barrier system for continuity, air barrier consulting, air barrier inspections, whole building air leakage testing and infrared thermography of the buildings enclosures at four separate sites in the State of Qatar. The project consists of 100 buildings over 4 sites. TMI® was able to complete this work within a 12 month timeframe, on time and on budget!
Our track record for approved federal submittals on the first go-around is 100%.