Do you notice how the before and after images for this project look almost the same? That’s because sometimes the most appropriate repair strategy consists of targeted repairs that address the problems while still preserving the original design intent. As in targeted repairs that don’t look like repairs – so your building looks as good as it did when it was first built.
The Strata Council for Governor Point engaged BC Building Science to provide a second opinion assessment report, given that a previous report contained extensive renewal recommendations – essentially total building exterior restoration – at a considerable cost ranging from $4.0M to $5.0M.
Our findings indicated that the Strata could defer a significant and total renewal by undertaking a more selective, maintenance approach to retain and enhance the existing systems – with the goal of extending the life of the existing building by a significant degree – while still correcting and restoring those components or problems deemed to be of a higher priority.
The following work was recommended and completed:
- Selective replacement of the existing brick veneer with new rainscreen brick assemblies;
- Selective structural repairs of the existing brick cladding;
- Cleaning, painting, and sealant replacement at all existing stucco, concrete, and brick clad walls;
- Selective replacement of the existing waterproofing at the concrete balconies;
- Retaining balconies observed to be in stable condition;
- Refurbishment of the existing windows and sliding doors;
- Retention of the existing windows and doors at wall surfaces where the cladding was retained; and
- Other typical, or localized repair and maintenance work.
The final project cost was under $1.5M, inclusive of all costs.