Historical Restoration Project
Charleston City Fire Station
Charleston, South Carolina
Completion Date: In Progress
Work For Which Firm Was Responsible: 100% Design and CA
PROJECT FEATURES RELEVANT TO THE PROPOSED PROJECT:
• Perform technical inspections, destructive testing, historical research.
• Perform on-site picture documentation and detailed measurements to facilitate accurate as-built drawings.
• Develop scanned elevation plans using CADD Systems.
• Provide construction documents and construction administration.
• Prepare evaluation report to include pictional analysis and elevation plans to include:
• Prioritized repair areas and deficiencies
• Wall condition and structural elements
• Develop scope of work and repair and replacement priorities
• Construction and project phasing requirements
Conley Group conducted a comprehensive evaluation of external building system components including parapet wall and roof terminations, brick walls and perimeter wall openings and structural elements. Investigation identified severe moisture entry primarily due to improper joint sealant application, and severely deteriorated mortar joints and damaged wall areas. Conley Group prioritized wall areas and building structural elements which required immediate attention to address life safety issues and also developed a detailed scope of work which would allow continuous Fire Station operation, address immediate building issues and prioritize façade repairs as budget constraints would allow.
Building envelope required extensive brick replacement and repairs, wall stabilization, tuckpointing, and masonry restoration and cleaning.
Conley Group developed design and construction documents for the scope of work necessary to repair and up-grade wall system water proofing components and to include life safety and liability concerns. The Client utilized budgets and schedule prepare into long-term facility utilization plans.
Work performed by Conley Group was instrumental in allowing building to be considered for South Carolina Historical Department of Archive and History, Historic Registry for Historic Buildings.