HOME  ::  Structure Stypes  ::  Building Facades

Building Facades

Key CSI Projects Involving Building Facades

Office Building Park - Doral, FL

Owner:       Adler Office Associates, LTD

Location:   Doral, FL

Engineer/Architect:  HOC Consulting, LLC

Located in the heart of the city of Doral in South Florida, 0ffice Building Park is a four-story commercial facility that houses the offices of several private companies, as well as the office of ITT Technical Institute. The building's exterior façade consists of curtain walls and brick veneer.

The Challenge:
Over time, building tenants were exposed to an increasing water infiltration problem through the exterior façade. This problem was primarily caused by the presence of voids and cracks in the brick veneer mortar joints.

Factors such as the building's age, weather exposure, and lack of expansion joints all contributed to the deterioration of the building's seal.

The CSI Solution:
The Engineer of Record recommended restoring the exterior masonry with these types of repairs:

- Pointing damaged mortar joints
- Routing out and sealing cracked bricks
- Pinning unstable brick
- Sealing entire masonry surface with a penetrating water repellent

The CSI team completed all repairs, and successfully restored the building envelope.

Printer-Friendly One Page Project Summary



BOSTON 453 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 P/ 508.222.2377  
FT LAUDERDALE 1933 W. Copans Road Pompano Beach, FL 33064 P/ 954.786.3223  
PORTLAND 477 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Portland, ME 04101 P/ 207.523.3431  
WASHINGTON, DC 5127 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740 P/ 301-513-5226  
Air Barriers | Caulking & Sealants | Chemical & Epoxy Grouting | Concrete Repair & Restoration | Deck Coatings | Expansion Joint Systems
Exterior Wall Coatings | Masonry Restoration & Cleaning | Hydrodemolition | Historical Masonry Restoration | Site Development & Excavation
Specialty Flooring Systems | Structural Stabilization | Waterproofing Systems
Web Design