STP1444: How Deteriorated Can Marble Facades Get? Investigation and Design of Repairs

    Lavon, B
    Principal, Feld, Kaminetzky & Cohen, P.C., Consulting Engineers, Roslyn Heights, NY

    Pages: 11    Published: Jan 2004


    Abstract

    The existing condition of the exterior marble panel facade of a high-rise building in midtown Manhattan were unsafe. A number of marble faced panels had bulged out and were ready to pop out and fall down to the crowded street below. These deteriorated and unsafe conditions necessitated a facade investigation, close examinations, field testing of marble, and analyses of the deteriorated marble panels. The causes for the failure were determined in order to design effective repairs.

    Keywords:

    facades, marble panels, hi-rise, deterioration, unsafe conditions, field testing, repair work design


    Paper ID: STP11471S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.55

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11471S


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