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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.

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Garver Mill Assessment

Client: City of Madison
Location: Madison, WI
Completed: June, 2013
FEI Services: Investigation and Historical Restoration
Consultants: Charles Quagliana, AIA Kurt J. Straus, PE

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. FEI investigated and reported on the masonry and structural system distress of Garver Feed Mill. The primary focus of this study was undertaking of a condition assessment followed by a stabilization and repair strategy, encompassing all of the major building elements. The study consisted of on-site observations, field and laboratory testing, and analysis in order to provide an accurate assessment of existing conditions and to determine the mode(s) of failure for the masonry and structural systems.The resulting report was used to aid the City and Olbrich Botanical Gardens in the decision-making process to determine the most cost effective repairs to stabilize the building and allow for a possible contemporary new use.

  • Garver Mill Assessment
  • Garver Mill Assessment
  • Garver Mill Assessment
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