Façade Investigation & Repair

From historic 18th and 19th century structures to newly constructed buildings experiencing post-occupancy problems, WDP preserves and enhances the value of existing facility assets through tailored engineering solutions. We are a nationally recognized consulting engineering firm specializing in the investigation, evaluation, and repair of existing structures that are experiencing distress and architectural serviceability problems or in need of structural improvements. Our investigative strategies and cost effective design approaches have addressed countless issues from cracking, façade instability, air and water leakage, to moisture and mold, and aesthetic deficiencies.

More often than not, our clients must maintain occupancy and use of their building(s) throughout the course of the repair or restoration, requiring construction phasing that minimizes disruption.  We routinely transition from the evaluation of problems into the production of repair and restoration design documents, bid solicitation, bid evaluation, construction administration and quality assurance inspection. Our primary project team members typically remain assigned to the project from start to finish, which provides continuity of service.

When feasible, employing a repair or revitalization strategy for clients has demonstrated significant cost savings over a raze and rebuild alternative. WDP has adapted this cost effective strategy for hundreds of higher education, healthcare, multi-family residential, and other government and private owner projects to restore the structural performance and weather resistance of stone, concrete, brick masonry, and metal panel facades.

WDP’s expertise has garnered recognition and allowed the firm to work on numerous challenging and high-profile projects, but it is the quality of the service provided and our attention to clients’ specific needs that has become the hallmark of the firm.

Our senior staff are nationally recognized experts actively involved on the national level, serving in the standard and code development committees which write and develop the standards used to design, construct, and repair buildings. We have an in-house testing laboratory and a full suite of non-destructive testing capabilities necessary to develop sound, accurate, and cost effective repair solutions.