Rebuilt multiple old brick parapet walls (that had no steel supports) to the original style using new brick reinforced with steel rebar. Did an extensive search to match the original limestone to its replacement with the color and texture of the original stone.
Jersey City, NJ
Erected a combination of outriggers and pipe scaffolding to address the building work without affecting the multiple circular atria. Also installed new CMU units in the masonry piers, new decothane thru-wall flashing under the brick surrounding the atrium glass. Installed new copper thru-wall flashing at the parapet.
New York, NY
To accommodate the tight rigging space, a creative rigging plan was implemented incorporating installation of beams inside the building, and extending through the windows. We worked closely with the landmarks commission as they approved all materials and processes in this project. We worked around the hotel's schedule, so as to not impair the experience of the guests or hotel functions. The shopkeepers on Fifth Avenue were not affected due to effective and diplomatic project management - meeting with store managers daily.
Removed exterior wythe of brick from the top floor window headers to the coping / cap. Reinforcement of the structural steel to accommodate the installation of new GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) cornice in this area. Powerwashing, brick pointing, water repellent coating of the balance of the brick masonry. Coating of the window frames with Tnemec paint.
New York, NY
Installed new limestone pre-cast panels on metal channels over existing brick facade with very uneven contours. Made the limestone panels look like they were an original feature of the building. Planned a unique numbered jigsaw puzzle approach to matching up the limestone panels over the uneven contours.