Historical Case Studies

Did you know that the appropriate application of preservation and rehabilitation techniques may lead to more cost effective, durable, sustainable and energy affective solutions for Historic Structures?

Did you know that according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, historic windows are on the most endangered list? Did you know that replacement windows systems are typically not tested for durability?

We have extensive experience in condition assessment and maintenance planning of historic windows, doors, masonry, woodwork, roofing and ornamental metals. Additionally, we often consult with experienced tradesman within a given specialty throughout the process in insure manageable and working solutions.

Given an accurate condition assessment and understanding your expectations, we can help develop solutions to help meet not only your needs, but the needs of the governing authorities such as a Landmarks Commission or Historical Society.

Facility Engineering, Inc is an award winning firm for our work with historic structures.

St. Bernard’s Catholic Church

St. Bernard’s Catholic Parish in Watertown, WI needed to replace their roof and repair their spire.  They retained FEI to complete an initial assessment of the church roof, spire, and related masonry. There was much disrepair; in some cases, the needs were dire. 

The Edgewater Hotel Redevelopment

FEI continues to provide building envelope commissioning, design development, construction administration, and quality assurance observation for the restoration of the historic Edgewater Hotel in Madison, WI. Areas of focus include waterproofing of the blind-side systems at elevator shafts, foundations, plazas, terraces, and useable roof spaces.

Garver Mill Assessment

Facility Engineering, Inc. was retained by the City of Madison in the fall of 2012 to develop an analysis of conditions for the Garver Feed Mill, a historic structure located within the Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

United Methodist Church Rehabilitation

Did you know that the appropriate application of preservation and rehabilitation techniques may lead to more cost effective, durable, sustainable and energy affective solutions for Historic Structures?