The facade while best known for it’s aesthetic benefits also provides structural support for a building as well as vertical weatherproofing for the interior spaces. All three of these components should be analyzed during facade restoration. By performing a thorough analysis of the building’s facade prior to design; Sullivan Engineering provides a detailed list of our findings and recommendations for immediate repairs as well as preventative maintenance to address all three of the facades functions. For additional information on this pre-design analysis please see our Building Envelope Surveys page and our Facade Ordinances page.
At Sullivan Engineering we believe that the key to a successful facade restoration project often occurs before the contractor arrives on-site. A thorough and detailed pre-construction effort including preliminary investigation, preparation of contract documents, bid process and review, pre-construction meeting(s) and review of all mock-ups and submittals will often eliminate unnecessary costs and construction delays.
The appurtenances of a facade (balconies, fire escapes, etc.) often deteriorate faster than the facade itself and therefore require particular attention and often increased maintenance. Repairs to these elements should be addressed in a manner that will prolong the useful life of the appurtenance as well as the repairs performed
As a well versed and experienced facade restoration consultant, with a long track record of success on projects varying from low-rise commercial and residential buildings to luxury high-rise towers, Sullivan Engineering can assist in all phases of facade restoration.