Historical Stone Façade Repairs; What Have We Learned?

November 10, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Online Meeting

EMMA CARDINI P.E., Associate Principal with WJE has experience in façade investigations, historic preservation, and structural condition assessments.

DESCRIPTION: The historic use of natural stone cladding in masonry wall systems is well understood.  However, the understanding that conservators and designers practicing historic preservation have for the best practices of preserving natural stone cladding materials continues to evolve.  Addressing unintended problems in stone cladding systems resulting from inappropriate maintenance or repairs is becoming a more frequent occurrence, particularly with regard to joint treatment.

Inappropriate past repair efforts often lead to physical distress of stone facades.  Various repairs for stone spalls, cracks, and displacement will be discussed along with a brief history as to how these technologies have evolved.  Subsequently, the process for evaluating and selecting appropriate repair treatments will be shared.  In conclusion, these case studies will highlight best practices for evaluating the most sensitive and effective repair approaches that can be considered for improving the performance of stone facades while retaining the historical character and distinctive features.

Location: Virtual

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$100.00 Virtual Tabletop - 20 minutes in virtual break-out room prior to meeting