- 24-unit, 3-storey, wood-frame apartment building
- 35 years in age at remediation (constructed circa 1981)
We were engaged to provide a 2nd opinion assessment, given that a previous engineering firm’s assessment recommended significant (total) and costly renewal strategies, at an initial budget of $1.2M to $1.5M.
From this assessment, we identified a practical and more cost-effective approach to address persistent and ongoing problems with the building exterior, while also providing a significant improvement to the building in terms of durability and aesthetic appeal.
- Replacement of original wood siding with new rainscreen siding assemblies;
- Selective replacement of high exposure stucco wall surfaces with new rainscreen stucco;
- Retention of the existing stucco at sheltered walls including new paint finish;
- Restoration and retention of the existing brick veneer cladding;
- Complete renovation of the balconies and patios;
- Complete replacement and upgrade of all windows and doors;
- Localized replacement and architectural enhancement of front entry pathway; and
- Other typical or localized repair and maintenance work.
The final project cost was $930K, inclusive of all costs.