STP1444

    New Methods for Designing Restoration Repairs for Historic Building Facades: A Case Study

    Published: Jan 2004


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    Abstract

    This paper discusses an alternative method of approaching the design, implementation, and documentation of the restoration of monumental stone building facades, as performed at the Wisconsin State Capitol. During the initial design phases it was determined that the appropriate repair for many granite distress conditions could not be determined without close access to the building. Therefore, the State agreed to an approach where individual repairs could be designed by the A/E during construction as access became available. By combining digital photography and computer-aided drafting, it was possible to conduct a detailed survey, design the repairs, and provide repair sketches to the contractor as construction proceeded.

    Keywords:

    Computer-aided Drafting (CAD), digital photography, granite, masonry restoration


    Author Information:

    Scheffler, MJ
    Consultant and Architect II, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Northbrook, IL

    Itle, KM
    Consultant and Architect II, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Northbrook, IL


    Paper ID: STP11461S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.55

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11461S


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