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Look Up! Using Facade Assessment as a Preservation Tool
June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 12 pm via ZOOM | FREE
with Julia Manglitz of TreanorHL
Deferred or insufficient maintenance is all too common for existing buildings. If left unchecked, maintenance issues can cause a building to become dangerous for occupants or passersby. What best practices can we use to better care for historic and older buildings? How can we ensure that historic buildings are safe and do not play into negative stereotypes about such buildings?
Facade assessments provide a snapshot in time that enable informed planning for repair projects. These assessments aim to understand the construction techniques, materials, and developmental history of a building and prioritize repairs — including identifying which conditions require immediate attention for safety and which do not. The team performing the assessment should be customized to the building needs and can be scaled to support short-term needs, long-term goals, or both. Come to understand the diversity of facade assessment techniques, when to employ them, and how to build the best team to suit a project.