We will review why energy efficiency adopted into existing masonry buildings will now benefit from protective treatments. The presentation will also reveal how the building envelope in modern construction due to energy efficiency will also benefit when the masonry is treated with protective treatments.
Facade Stabilization/Crack Fixing
John Shedleski, Helifix
This presentation will show common causes of building envelope failure. It will aid in understanding repair options that are minimally invasive and preserve the integrity of the original architecture. We will different options for optimal stabilization without having to tear down and rebuild.
Case Study / Project Presentation
Allen Roth PE, Joseph B. Callaghan
Glazed architectural terra-cotta is one of the most prevalent masonry building materials found in the urban environment today. Popular between the late 19th century and the 1930s, glazed architectural terra-cotta offered a modular, varied and relatively inexpensive approach to wall and floor construction. In this seminar, we examine the repair and replacement options for the façade of The Riverloft Apartment Homes at 2300 Walnut Street in Philadelphia; a seven-story reinforced concrete frame with brick infill ad terra cotta ornamentation.
Larry Burkhardt, Conproco
This presentation will aid in understanding the process of evaluating and determining the material selection process for the preservation of concrete and masonry facades. It will also review proper preparation of the substrate, bonding procedures, finishing for vertical repair, color matching, and crack repair.