Speweik Preservation

Historic Masonry Restoration Consultants

Projects

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Main Group Bldg No. 2, ca. 1916, Cambridge, Massachusetts – William Bosworth, Architect – Services: specification review, pre-construction test panel installation for historic stone treatment recommendations, lime putty mortar repointing, stone Dutchman repair, composite stone repair, dispersed lime crack injection, development of quality assurance program, on-site project training to comply with ASTM E2659.  Project completed 2011 with Stephen J. Wessling Architects, Quincy, Massachusetts

Phase II is under completion now which involves the MIT Chemistry wing of the north elevation of Building 2. Phase III started in August of 2013 and includes the remainder of the Building 2 Bedford Indiana limestone facade. In preparation for Phase III Speweik Preservation Consultants and Wessling Architects completed a stone-by-stone survey of 32,575 square feet of limestone in preparation to create the historic masonry stone treatment requirements for the project.

YouTube video on moisture sensor installation:

– Moisture Sensor Installation Application

YouTube video on training components:

– Stone Dutchman Repair Technique

Old Brick House, ca. 1845, Biloxi, Mississippi – Services: specification review, condition assessment, on-site masonry contractor training in historic lime putty mortar applications for both brick and plasterwork, provided ongoing technical support through work-in-progress inspection visits to the construction site. Completed project in 2010 with Albert & Associates Architects, P.A., Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Old Main, Baptist College, ca. 1893, Little Rock, Arkansas-Services: specification review, condition assessment, on-site masonry contractor training in historic lime putty mortar applications for both brick and stonework, provided ongoing technical support through work-in-progress inspection visits to the construction site. Completed project in 2010 with SMC Architects, Little Rock, Arkansas

New Orleans Historic Lakefront Airport, ca. 1933, New Orleans, Louisiana Services: specification review, condition assessment, on-site masonry contractor training in historic stucco recreation applications, provided ongoing technical support through work-in-progress inspection visits to the construction site. Completed project in 2009 with Richard C. Lambert Consultants, L.L.C., Mandeville, Louisiana

The McCook House, ca. 1837, Carrollton, Ohio Services: condition assessment. Completed project in 2008 with Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio

General Albert Gallatin Jenkins House, ca. 1835, Green Bottom, West Virginia Services: pre-construction test panel installation for historic brick treatment recommendations, lime putty mortar repointing, composite stone repair, contractor training, material testing and matching, development of quality assurance on-site project training program to meet ASTM E2659. Project completed in 2010 with Army Corp of Engineers, Huntington, West Virginia

North and South Halls, ca. 1851, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin Services: specification review, pre-construction test panel installation for historic stone treatment recommendations, lime putty mortar repointing, stone Dutchman repair, composite stone repair, dispersed lime crack injection, development of quality assurance on-site project training program to meet ASTM E2659.  Project completed 2011 with Isthmus Architecture, Madison, Wisconsin

YouTube videos on training components:

– Remove Redress and Return Stone to Same Location

– Stone Removal and Replacement

– DHL Dispersed Lime Injection – Crack Repair

– Substitute Stone Repair

– Summary of Project

The Old State Capitol, ca. 1847, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Services: specification review, pre-construction test panel installation for historic exterior stucco treatment recommendations, lime putty plastering, dispersed lime crack injection, development of quality assurance on-site project training program to meet ASTM E2659. Project completed 2010 with Jerry M. Campbell and Associates, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Old Beauregard Middle School, ca. 1916, St. Bernard, Louisiana Services: on-site condition assessment, pre-construction test panel installation for historic plaster treatment recommendations, clay masonry training development of quality assurance on-site project training program to meet ASTM E2659.  Project completed 2011 with Architects Beazley Moliere, Lafayette, Louisiana

YouTube video on training components:

– Historic Clay Masonry and Interior Plaster Repair

34th District Courthouse, ca. 1939, Chalmette, Louisiana Services: specification review, pre-construction test panel installation for historic lime plaster treatment recommendations, lime putty mortar repointing, composite stone repair, development of quality assurance on-site project training program to meet ASTM E2659.  Project completed 2011 with Architects Beazley Moliere, Lafayette, Louisiana

YouTube videos on training components:

– Historic Lime Putty Mortar Repointing

– Historic Plaster Repair

The Briggs Estate Home and Carriage House, ca. 1879, Nevada, Iowa Services: condition assessment, specification creation, pre-construction testing on the mortar and historic plaster, historic brick and stone treatment recommendations, Current project with Nevada Community Historical Society, Nevada, Iowa

Niagara Falls Historic Customhouse, ca.1863, Niagara Falls, New York Services: condition assessment. Completed project in 2009 with Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers, Buffalo, New York

Sedgwick County Historic Courthouse, ca.  1890, Wichita, Kansas Services: condition assessment, material testing. Completed project in 2011 with Sedgwick County, Wichita, Kansas

Missouri Botanical Gardens, ca. 1850, St. Louis, Missouri Services: condition assessment, material testing, installation of pre-construction test panel for lime mortar repointing on historic stone wall, bid document reviews and specification assistance to the architect for Division 4 – Historic Stone Masonry. On-site historic stone masonry training and quality assurance site inspections. Current project with InSite Consulting Architects, Madison, Wisconsin, St. Louis, Missouri, Chicago, and Naples, Florida

YouTube videos on training components:

– Installation of the Lime Mortar Repointing Test Panel

Waupun Correctional Institution, ca. 1852, Waupun, Wisconsin Services: condition assessment, material testing, installation of pre-construction test panel for hydraulic lime mortar rebuilding and repointing on historic stone wall. On-site historic stone masonry training and quality assurance site inspections. Current project with The State of Wisconsin, Department of Administration

YouTube videos on training components:

– Installation of the Hydraulic Lime Mortar for Rebuilding and Repointing

University of Arkansas, Old Main, ca. 1875, Fayetteville, Arkansas Services: condition assessment, material testing, installation of pre-construction test panel for cleaning historic stone, options for redressing stone in-situ. Current project with SCM Architects, Little Rock, Arkansas

YouTube video:

– Redressing Stone In-situ

One West Wilson Building, ca. 1932, Madison, Wisconsin Services: condition assessment, material testing, application of pre-construction test panel for cleaning historic granite, options for repointing stone with Type O Mortar, specification review and assistance. Current project with James G. Otto, Architect, LLC, Hubertus, Wisconsin

YouTube video:

– Application of the Pre-construction Cleaning and Repointing Test Panel with Type O Mortar