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Building Science, Building Science - Masonry Investigations & Restorations

Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd assisted an international architectural firm with the condition survey of the Confederation Building exterior masonry. This historic building was constructed between 1927 and 1931 and is an example of gothic revival architecture. The building forms part of parliament hill and is utilized as offices for members of parliament as well as other civil servants.

A visual survey of the exterior was performed to verify the masonry’s condition and the impact of supporting structural steel framing in order to provide the client with a understanding the building’s current condition, repair strategies and limitations. The investigation involved a complete visual survey of the building’s exterior using a personnel basket suspended from a crane as well the coordination and investigation of exploratory openings via scaffolding. Research of historical documentation was performed to provide a current evaluation of the building.