Building Facade Maintenance, Repair, and Inspection

Building Facade Maintenance, Repair, and Inspection

by Jeffrey L. Erdly, Thomas A. Schwartz




When buildings loose face, people down below can get hurt, but only eight US cities have established any system for inspecting building facades, and those vary widely in thoroughness, effectiveness, and enforcement. The symposium was called to parallel the Society's Standard E 2270 Standard Practice for Periodic Inspection of Building Facades for Unsafe Conditions, approved in the spring of 2003. The two dozen papers cover the purpose and background to facade ordinances, addressing historic buildings, investigation and data collection techniques, material and repair techniques, and miscellaneous matters. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803134751
Publisher: American Society for Testing & Materials
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Series: ASTM Special Technical Publication Ser. , #1444
Pages: 325
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Section IPurpose and Background to Facade Ordinances
Reporting Unsafe Conditions at Public Schools and Private Structures3
Evolution of the Development of the Chicago Facade Inspection Ordinance9
New York City's Local Law 10 at Twenty: Critical Issues for the Critical Examinations30
Section IIAddressing Historic Buildings
Facade Ordinances and Historic Structures--Theoretical and Practical Conservation Issues in Inspection and Repair47
New Methods for Designing Restoration Repairs for Historic Building Facades: A Case Study65
Terra Cotta Facades75
Emergency Repairs for Historic Facades91
Section IIIInvestigation and Data Collection Techniques
Facade Maintenance: Owner's Techniques for Data Management109
Industrial Rope Access--An Alternative Means for Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Building Facades and Structures116
Direct Digital Input of Facade Survey Data Using Handheld Computing Devices124
Seeing and Photographing Your Visual Observations138
Integrating Advance Evaluation Techniques with Terra Cotta Examinations149
Unique Considerations for Stone Facade Inspection and Assessment162
Section IVMaterial and Repair Techniques
Facade Inspections a Must for Both New and Old Buildings--A Case Study on Two High Rise Structures179
How Deteriorated Can Marble Facades Get? Investigation and Design of Repairs194
Stone Facade Inspection of 1776 F Street205
Facade Repair Examples in the Midwest: Cracking, Twisting, and Falling215
Glass Facade Assessment230
Concrete Facades: Investigation and Repair Project Approaches246
Facade Ordinances and Temporary Stabilization Techniques for Historic Masonry Facades260
Designer-Led Design/Build--Alternative Project Delivery Method for Facade Evaluation and Repair Projects--Case Study on and 11 Story Apartment Building274
Section VMiscellaneous
Preparation For and Collection of Facade Deficiences at Large Complexes293
Guidelines for Inspection of Natural Stone Building Facades301
Assessing the Apparent Watertight Integrity of Building Facades316

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