Facade Inspection and Maintenance

November 16, 2015
Author(s): Peter Babaian

A well-designed, constructed, and maintained building facade protects the building interior from water leakage, air infiltration, and energy loss. However, environmental exposure and time can degrade facade components. Facade deterioration can lead to a range of issues from compromised performance to potential falling hazards. Building owners and managers use findings from facade condition assessments (Photo 1) to develop maintenance programs, plan for repairs and capital restoration projects, satisfy local facade inspection ordinances, and mitigate potential hazards. Read full topic brief.