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The Point LIC, Paragon and Blanchard
The Point LIC, Paragon and Blanchard
The Point LIC, Paragon and Blanchard

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The Point LIC, a new commercial development, reinvents two seven-story industrial buildings as the Paragon and Blanchard. The renovated buildings offer open office floor plans, ground-level retail, and other amenities. SGH provided building enclosure and structural services for the project.

Scope | Solutions

Paragon. The triangular Paragon features a brick masonry facade with terra cotta accents. SGH prepared drawings and specifications for the building enclosure rehabilitation. Highlights of our work include the following:

  • Investigating the existing enclosure systems, including reviewing exploratory openings and performing water testing

  • Evaluating the existing wall systems and potential energy-saving improvements, such as adding insulation and providing sun shades

  • Developing repairs, including pointing, repairing damaged brick and terra cotta, and replicating the existing water table with GFRP

  • Designing a roofing replacement and repairs for the existing copper cornice

  • Designing replacement windows, storefront, and canopy systems

  • Detailing transitions between the various enclosure systems

  • Reviewing bids for the building enclosure scope

Blanchard. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design for this transitional masonry structure. We investigated the existing windows and assisted the architect with developing contract documents to replace storefront systems and provide a canopy. SGH also served as the structural engineer for renovations associated with changing from manufacturing to office/retail and tenant-specific modifications. Highlights of that work include the following:

  • Assessing the condition of the existing structure and designing repairs

  • Evaluating the primary structural system comprising steel shapes as concrete column/girder reinforcement with bolted connections between members

  • Designing foundations to support a new stair as part of the tenant fitout

  • Designing openings in the existing masonry walls for large storefront glazing

  • Evaluating the existing third floor’s capacity to support new switchgear

For both buildings, we provided construction phase services, including visiting the site to observe ongoing construction, reviewing contractor submittals, and helping address field conditions.

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