Expert Opinion - The ift-Centre of Technical Experts

Defects can occur during planning, manufacture and installation, as a result of impacts during the period of use or simply due to the ravages of time, which can then trigger structural damage. It is not uncommon for disputes to arise as a result, which make the involvement of a specialised expert advisable.

The Centre of Technical Experts draws on ift Rosenheim's years of experience in testing, certification and research, which always focus on a holistic approach to building components and installation conditions. Expert opinions and statements can be processed comprehensively. We also offer technical information by telephone.


Expert opinions, statements and technical information

  • During planning

  • During the construction process and acceptance in new buildings or refurbishments

  • In event of damage

  • For the technical assessment of existing buildings

  • Expert opinions for courts

The Team of ift-Centre of Technical Experts

A competent team of experts as well as other specialist engineers and scientists from ift Rosenheim is available for all questions. This includes all areas relating to components, properties, materials and building components.

Sachverständiger, Technische Auskunft
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Knut Junge
B.Eng Felix Fischbacher
Assistance of Centre of Technical Experts
Kathleen Mehnert

Extensive assessment and consultancy in the areas:

Overview of Building Components
  • Automatic doors

  • External pedestrian doorsets

  • Roof windows

  • Facades

  • Windows

  • Joints

  • Glass roofs

  • Internal doors

  • Ventilation units

  • Rooflights


  • Roller shutters

  • Shading devices

  • Industrial doors and gates

  • Partitions

  • Doors

  • Glazing

  • Conservatories

Overview of Properties
  • Freedom from barriers

  • Building physics

  • Structural damage

  • Ventilation

  • Fire protection

  • Burglar resistance

  • Color/optics

  • Wood destruction

  • Malfunction/operator error

  • Glass breakage

  • Assembly

  • Evidence of Performance (CE, test certificates, national technical approval)

  • Safety in use

  • Smoke protection

  • Damage/wear

  • Flanking sound transmission

  • Acoustic insulation

  • Mold

  • Safety and security

  • Statics

  • Structural glazing

  • Condensation

  • Tolerances

  • Impact sound insulation

  • Leakages

  • Incompatibility

  • Thermal insulation

  • Maintenance, care, repair

  • Water penetration

Overview of Component Assemblies
  • Sealing

  • Spacer/edge seal/warm edge

  • Connecting joint

  • Hardware

  • Parapet/railing

  • Insulating materials/insulation

  • Vapour barrier

  • Sealing strip, sealant

  • Window sill/window shutter

  • Veneer

  • Plaster profile

  • Panel

  • Frame profiles

  • Roller shutter guide/roller shutter belt/roller shutter box

  • Lock, latch

  • Screw/dowel/anchor

  • Threshold

  • Safety glass TSG/LSG/HSG

  • Glazing bars

  • Thermal barrier

  • Connecting devices

  • Door frames

  • Functional glasses

  • Handle/knob

  • Blind

  • Cable

  • Edge

  • Adhesive joint

  • Block

  • Bracket

  • Strip

  • Insulating glass units (IGU)

  • Surface/coat/varnish/glaze

  • In-situ foams

Overview of Materials
  • Aluminum

  • Glass

  • Wood

  • Plastic

  • Steel

Kathleen Mehnert

Assistance of Centre of Technical Experts

Do you need an expert opinion for damage at windows, doors, facades or other components? Our experienced assessors will be happy to support you with statements, expert opinions or technical information.

Please feel free to contact us.