Building Longevity + Maintenance

Building Retrofits – More than Skin Deep

Many building owners have asset maintenance and renewal plans for their existing building systems. Condominiums and Stratas have reserve funds or depreciation reports, commercial owners typically have capital plans based on 5-year or 10-year horizons, and public institutions are typically required to have renewal plans to receive funding. These plans...

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Building Longevity + Maintenance

Rope Access for Facade Inspection

Buildings require regular inspections to identify issues such as loose components, wind or seismic damage, premature performance problems, deterioration of façade components, and to plan for future maintenance and renewal activities. Such issues are difficult to identify from the ground, so close-range inspections are often required. RDH routinely performs the...

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Building Longevity + Maintenance

Boston Façade Ordinance

Boston Façade Ordinance Over the course of its service life, a building’s façade deteriorates due to wind and meteorological effects. In recognition of this fact, the city of Boston enacted a façade inspection ordinance in 1995. The purpose of the façade inspection ordinance is to ensure public safety by mandating...

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