A comprehensive technical facade inspection article, penned by O&N Restoration leadership staff, was published in the January/February 2021 issue of ICRI’s (International Concrete Repair Institute) Concrete Repair Bulletin.
In the facade inspection article “Facade Inspections and Ordinances,” Director of Restoration Jason Coleman, PE, CDT, and Project Executive Matthew Mowrer, PE, document the reasons for and methods of facade inspections. The article also discusses the challenges faced by owners, developers, and property managers to maintain their buildings and comply with local ordinances.
“The individual or team performing the facade inspection must have an in-depth knowledge of facade construction, materials, and inspection techniques,” writes Coleman and Mowrer. “Facade deficiencies can be complex, and it’s up to those performing the inspection to understand visible signs on the surface as well as other patterns and signs that may be concealing a more severe defect or deficiency that is not visible.”
Some of the other topics discussed in the facade inspection article include structural versus nonstructural components and the importance of identifying such features.
Jason Coleman, PE, CDT, is the Director of Restoration and a Project Executive at O’Donnell & Naccarato. Jason has over 20 years of experience as a practicing engineer, with his areas of expertise including condition assessments and rehabilitation design of historical and parking structures. Matthew Mowrer, PE, serves as a Project Executive and has over 15 years of experience. Matthew’s areas of expertise include condition assessments and rehabilitation design of facades and parking structures. Both Jason and Matthew previously served as president of the ICRI Delaware Valley Chapter.
You can read the full facade inspection article here.
O’Donnell & Naccarato is a consulting structural engineering firm with offices in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, and Indiana. The structural firm specializes in structural engineering, structural design, and facade inspection and restoration. We offer innovative structural engineering projects to keep costs in line and ease construction ease.