STP1444: Assessing the Apparent Watertight Integrity of Building Facades

    Stieve, DR
    Consultant, Architect/Engineer III, and Engineer III, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., New York, NY

    Díaz de León, AE
    Consultant, Architect/Engineer III, and Engineer III, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., New York, NY

    Drerup, MJ
    Consultant, Architect/Engineer III, and Engineer III, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., New York, NY

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 2004


    Abstract

    Many city mandated facade inspections require the inspection team to evaluate whether the building facade is vulnerable to water leakage. Due to the large number of facades that require inspection, the professional charged with this essential task must be trained to determine quickly if a facade is vulnerable to water infiltration. if there is evidence that the watertight integrity of the building facade is compromised, further investigation should be performed to determine the source(s) of water leakage.

    This paper addresses methods that inspectors can utilize to quickly evaluate whether there may be a problem, and discusses techniques that can be applied to determine the source(s) and magnitude of water penetration

    Keywords:

    Facade ordinance, facade inspections, water infiltration, water testing, leakage, corrosion, masonry, steel, curtain walls


    Paper ID: STP11480S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.55

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11480S


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