Tripartite retained CTLGroup to assist with the field evaluation of the exterior masonry facade, which was exhibiting distress as a result of differential settlement in addition to incompatible mortar used for previous repointing work. The objective of this project was to design and oversee repairs to restore the exterior masonry facade. In addition to the evaluation, CTLGroup assisted in sample selection, design development, and construction administration.
CTLGroup’s laboratory also provided brick and mortar testing of the historic building, including petrographic and chemical analyses to evaluate the composition and properties of the original mortar. Results of the analysis was used to specify compatible mortar and replacement brick to match the original characteristics of the historic facade.
Buildings & Facilities
Architecture + Building Science
Comprehensive Building Assessment
Materials Science + Engineering
Structural Engineering + Evaluation
Repair, Restoration, Retrofit
Structural Condition Assessment
Concrete + Cement-Based Materials