Sullivan Engineering has had the distinct pleasure of working on numerous historic and landmark structures, including both high-rise and low-rise office buildings as well as a number of ornate residential buildings. Exhaustive research, early coordination with all governing agencies and involvement of qualified experienced professionals are all essential components in the preservation of these delicate historic structures.
When analyzing and repairing the building envelope of historic structures a conservationist perspective is preferable, full scale repair or replacement is not always best. Thorough documentation of existing conditions including sketches, photographs and cataloging of deteriorated elements is imperative to the restoration process.
The use of new technologies to eliminate unnecessary probes and demolition is advisable. By incorporating the use of laser scanning, Sullivan Engineering can achieve an unprecedented level of detail and accuracy during the design phase often without the need for hands-on visual inspections. In addition to providing thorough contract documents; these laser scans will allow for the creation of 3D models of decorative stone units for shop drawings and mold casting.
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