Beauport Sleeper McCann
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Initial needs assessment for interior and exterior

ICR began with a review of historic records regarding repair history, construction design details, and modifications over time to identify and evaluate accelerated deterioration. A visual survey of architectural elements was conducted followed by hands-on survey (where possible), which included sounding and moisture measurements.

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Initial Needs Assessment for Interior and Exterior

• Existing Conditions Report for Interior and Exterior

• Review of historic documents

• Preliminary conditions survey of interior and exterior

• Assessment of conditions and extent of each condition, per material

• Development of associated conservation repair methods and  materials, and cost for implementation

• Design & execution of laboratory & in-situ testing programs

• Development of non-destructive cleaning methods for exterior

ICR began with a review of historic records regarding repair history, construction design details, and modifications over time to identify and evaluate accelerated deterioration. A visual survey of architectural elements was conducted followed by hands-on survey (where possible), which included sounding and moisture measurements.

Data generated by the survey allowed us to correlate interior and exterior conditions and establish causal mechanisms of deterioration. Aided by preliminary testing and laboratory analyses, we were able to prioritize next steps for further investigation, testing, treatment, or repair. Findings were documented in a Building Materials Conservation and Repair Matrix categorized by material, including: a list of conditions; estimated extent of materials; potential options for cleaning, stabilization and/or repair; unit costs to implement the work, and establishing levels of priority for the proposed next steps.