Virginia Tech Hokie Stone Efflorescence Study & Façade Analysis and Repair Services, Blacksburg, VA
WDP has been serving Virginia Tech since 1998, when we supported Branch & Associates with nondestructive testing at Hahn Hall for identifying voids in concrete masonry. Since 2004, WDP has held a multi-year term contract for the University’s building facades. The initial scope encompassed identifying the causes and remedies for the efflorescence staining on the Hokie Stone buildings. Since then, our scope of work on over 50 projects has also included numerous other related tasks for Virginia Tech’s more than 8.5 million square foot inventory of academic, residential, public assembly, parking, and historical structures. Such tasks included review, observation, evaluation, and design or construction recommendations for newly constructed facilities, as well as analysis & recommended strategies of existing structures, and cost estimate for repair.