SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2004

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


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.

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Scheffler, MJ
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Northbrook, IL
Itle, KM
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Northbrook, IL
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 65–74
DOI: 10.1520/STP11461S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5491-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3475-1