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75 Kneeland Street Facade Restoration

Owner:       King Associates LLP

Location:   75 Kneeland Street, Boston MA

Engineer/Architect:  Developmental Resources - Newton Highlands, MA

CSI successfully restored the structural integrity and aesthetics of the façade of the office building at 75 Kneeland Street in Boston, MA. The project scope included removal of the existing precast concrete façade and relieving angles, and installation of a new waterproofing system, relieving angles, and concrete panels.

Once the demolition and removal phase was completed, it was discovered that the backup wall was not suitable for installation of the waterproofing system.

To overcome this issue, CSI used metal sheathing to create a smooth profile that the waterproofing would adhere to. After the metal sheathing was installed, new waterproofing relieving angles and precast concrete panels were installed.

CSI worked closely with the owners, architects, and engineers to develop ideas, plans, and the proper recourse as issues arose during this challenging project. Throughout construction, the high-rise building remained fully functional with minimal impact on the buildings tenants.

Other repairs included:

> Application of window and joint sealants

> Installation of an anchoring system in the existing precast concrete panels

> Rebuilding of masonry sections

> Application of a coating system

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