SGH performed a condition assessment of the walls and roofs using rope access, provided repair recommendations and options, and prepared construction documents for the rehabilitation.
The historic nature of the building required a familiarity with local regulatory requirements for historic buildings and our proposed repairs were carefully evaluated by local preservation planning officials for project approval.
Highlights of our work include the following:
- An archival search that produced original terra-cotta shop drawings
- Planning for a phased rehabilitation to accommodate budget/funding cycles and potential impact on tenants
- Design and administration of repairs to the terra-cotta and brick facade that included replacement of terra-cotta cornice, soffit, lintel, and ashlar blocks
- Design and administration of repairs to the hipped clay tile roof, including new underlayment, copper flashing, and gutters