Project support

Expert consultants advise clients with building maintenance and during renovationwork. The actual condition of  wood, concrete, metal and masonry elements from roof until floor can be researched . Advise is given in the use of materials, optimization of details and technical and organizational maintenance strategy.

If needed COT organizes and supervises complete maintenance projects where the following items may be applicable:

  • Research or recording of the actual condition
  • Drawing up an action plan
  • Cost estimate
  • Tendering
  • Supervision of the work (quality and financial control)

Damage expertise

Experienced consultants focus on damages in building elements. Damage expertise begins with an independent and thorough investigation. Many common defects are leakages, cracking and detachment of building materials and defects caused by various environmental influences. Our consultants offer a professional analysis of the nature, scale and intensity of the defects and describe the findings in clear damage reports. Use of the COT laboratory can also be made.

Among the clients of COT are managers and owners of real estate as well as law firms, (Legal) insurance companies and courts for which the consultants act as experts.

Takeover of COT by IFO Netherlands

January 2022, Haarlem January 14th IFO Netherlands realized the business acquisition of COT (Centre for Research and Technical advice) situated in Haarlem (NL). The companies have overlapping activities and for both IFO and COT it

Witnessing paint application

The required quality levels and specifications of coatings are increasing (for example in the oil and gas industry). In order to be able to meet the required specifications, the quality of the application becomes

Autoclave tests

Over the years, the demand for paint testing at high pressure and temperature in combination with corrosive gases increases. In various standards and specifications such as ISO 15741, EN 10289, EN 10290, ARAMCO 09-SAMSS-067 APCS 27,