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Harbour View Grand, Suffolk, VA

WDP was hired to perform an investigation of the exterior EIFS façade and clay tile roofs of the movie theatre and two adjacent buildings of a retail center in Suffolk, Virginia.  Water penetration into the building interior had plagued the facility since completion. WDP was retained to perform a comprehensive survey of the existing facility and to perform diagnostic testing to provide performance information to define a complete and effective repair program.  The project began by conducting the investigation that included a review of the original design documents, standard and non-standard water testing, exploratory openings in the facade to document as-built conditions, analysis of facade movements, and structural analysis of the existing exterior framing. Numerous defects in the façade, exterior light gage steel framing, and structural steel supports around the windows were identified. WDP was then retained to prepare restoration designs and bid documents for the project.

The restoration program included complete replacement of the EIFS façade and clay tile roofs, installation of supplemental light gage framing members at select locations, and installation of new structural steel framing around the storefront and curtain wall window systems of the theatre. WDP provided Construction Administration Services for the project through construction inspections and material testing of the contractor’s work as needed.