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Key CSI Projects using Masonry Restoration

MIT Buildings N51/N52 (RESTORATION)

Owner:       Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location:   Cambridge, MA

Engineer/Architect:  

In July 2007, CSI embarked on the fa├žade restoration project at Buildings N51/N52 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. As the General Contractor on the project, CSI managed the window replacement, abatement of the exterior lead paint and window caulking, and self performed the masonry restoration scope.

The $1.4M project also involved the obstacle of building occupancy (professors, students, and other staff) throughout the duration of the project.

The masonry restoration consisted of re-pointing deteriorated brick mortar joints, brick rebuilding, rebuilding of deteriorated glass block infills, removal and replacement of delaminated, spalled and otherwise deteriorated concrete, application of an elastomeric waterproof coating to all concrete surfaces, re-glazing all existing windows and removing/replacing exterior sealants at window perimeters to remain.

Maintaining the operations and coordinating with the ongoing classes was a project in itself. The CSI team successfully accommodated and adjusted as needed throughout the demolition phase, allowing for classes to continue uninterrupted during construction.

Even with the challenges of abatement, window replacement and coordination of classes, CSI performed and completed the project on schedule and on budget.

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