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STAFF MEMBER TO PRESENT AT RCI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Steve Treser, PE, AIA, Senior Architectural Engineer and Division Manager of WDP's Blacksburg office will co-present "The Sacred and the Profane: Remediating a Church with Moisture Issues" with Elizabeth Grant of the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design at the RCI Convention on March 17th.  This presentation will describe the remediation of a church with interior cosmetic and moisture issues.  Forensic investigation centered on two problems that developed soon after the original completion of the building:  an unsightly crack in the interior plaster of the curved chancel wall and persistent biological growth in the foundation wall of the fellowship hall.  As the investigation progressed, it was further discovered that cracks had also proliferated in the curved CMU sturctural wall and exterior brick veneer at multiple corners.  For more information about the RCI convention being held in Orlando, Florida, click here.