Observation and Inspection – Multiple Projects, Cleveland, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky
STONE was contracted for the observation and inspection of masonry restoration of a 100+ year old 4-story building in Cleveland, Ohio. The scope of the work included masonry restoration on the fourth floor and elevator penthouse, located on the roof, to insure compliance with the approved drawings. Restoration included interior and exterior masonry demolition and replacement as well as steel placement with through rods and plates to stabilize portions of the exterior walls. Related roof and fascia repairs were completed as the restoration work progressed. These observations included discussions with the contractor and owner’s on-site staff as well as a written weekly report, including photographs, following each site visit.
Subsequent to the Cleveland project, STONE was contracted to observe and inspect a 4 building complex in Louisville, Kentucky, undergoing a similar masonry restoration. This project was to be completed in several phases, the first being the stabilization of masonry veneer on four 6 story buildings and the demolition and replacement of the masonry veneer on one face of a single building. The stabilization process used in this project consisted of the placement of 25,000 helical anchors as engineered and laid out by the design engineer. STONE’s responsibility was the observation and inspection of the placement of the anchors, as well as the observation of the masonry demolition and replacement, in an effort to meet the design criteria of the approved drawings and specifications.