SGH investigated the condition of the buildings’ unreinforced brick masonry bearing walls, windows and storefront systems, wood-framed floor and roof framing, and roofing. Highlights of work include the following:
Reviewing previous maintenance reports and renovation drawings
Visiting the site to observe and document the condition and construction of the structural and building enclosure components
Summarizing our findings, recommending repairs, and estimating repair costs for the owner’s consideration
We evaluated the feasibility of proposed renovations, including constructing a new roof deck and enclosed greenhouse space, creating openings in the existing floors and load-bearing walls, and adding stairs from the ground level to the second floor. SGH developed conceptual roof strengthening options to support the new deck and greenhouse, and summarized advantages and disadvantages of the various options for the owner’s consideration.