Academy House Façade Repairs
- Collaboration with all stakeholders was vital to the project’s success
- Repair strategy to address ongoing façade concrete damage and corrosion
- Three-phased approach for investigation and repairs
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- Engineer of Record:
The Academy House is a 37-story condominium building in Philadelphia with over 570 units. The building offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units with balconies that offer panoramic views of the city. Located along the famed Avenue of the Arts and just blocks from Rittenhouse Square, the condos are at the center of it all.
PULLMAN was brought on for leak investigation remediation throughout the façade in collaboration with a trusted engineering partner, O&S Associates. The investigation involved a number of remediation repairs for various condo units and led to an additional contract of emergency spall removal throughout the façade. Once spall removal was complete, The Academy House proceeded with a design-build approach to address environmental damage to the highest priority building elevations.
Due to the building’s size, the team developed a repair procedure to form and pour damaged concrete slab edges on the façade that had developed corroded reinforcing and spalled concrete. The project was divided into three subsections: leak investigation and remediation, immediate hazard mitigation, and design-build slab edge repairs. Scope of work included concrete slab edge and brick demolition, masonry shoring and pinning of existing masonry and concrete floor lines, form and pour of full-depth concrete slab edges, new elastomeric coating, through-wall flashing installation, and brick replacement.
With a collaborative approach, PULLMAN was able to strategize with The Academy House and O&S Associates to deliver a quality project with repairs that will last for future generations.