CLI Group, LLC has served home and building owners throughout Ohio since 1992. We have completed over 7,000 residential home assessments, hundreds of commercial assessments and many specialty services in the past 23 years. Our clients have included NASA, Cleveland State University, The Cities of Oberlin, Solon and others, The Timken Company, Regency Hospital, Gould Corporation, Penton Publishing, numerous congregations and numerous small businesses. We have played major roles in helping our clients correct issues which were causing damage to their buildings, improving air quality & comfort, increasing energy eficiency and aiding to attain LEED certifications. We have also provided litigation support for clients throughout Ohio.
We provide services to building owners, property managers, builders, homeowners and the legal community. Our services range from simple walk-through examinations of buildings and homes to extensive investigations and research relating to building science, forensics, engineering, construction failures, moisture issues, waterproofing, indoor air quality, building codes & ventilation. Our services include entire buildings or specialty areas including roofs, waterproofing, HVAC systems, building envelope, combustion analysis, pressure diagnostics, indoor air quality, preliminary evaluations and energy audits.
C.L.I. Group evaluates each building by looking at the building as a whole system. Buildings are made up of many integral components which operate as a whole to make buildings safe, energy efficient and comfortable for the occupants. We evaluate each building and building component with this in mind. All too often, contractors & sub-contractors, inspectors and others overlook this fact with less than satisfactory results. For example, updating an older building by adding insulation, new windows, adding walls, etc. may create new problems such as depleting needed combustion air, changing building pressures and causing combustion gases to backdraft into the building. Changing building pressures and/or natural infiltration rates can also lead to inadequate fresh air ventilation, indoor air quality issues, moisture and condensation issues and other conditions which should be understood when undertaking such modifications. The same is true in commercial buildings. Is the building being used as it was originally designed? Have modifications been made such a splitting large, open areas into offices? Was the HVAC system updated and balanced to accommodate any such changes? These factors can all affect the building and the occupants of the building and should be evaluated during renovations.