Evaluation and Repair of Historic Masonry Buildings
By Rick Miles
This presentation will focus on the evaluation and repair of historic masonry buildings. Discussion will include special requirements for evaluation of historic structures, including document research, special requirements for investigation and access, and minimally invasive testing. Typical failure mechanisms will be discussed with an approach to developing repairs that focus on current construction practices and building performance requirements. Case studies will invoke lessons learned as they pertain the secretary of the interior’s standards for the treatment of historic properties, to include maintaining the character of historic materials and façade assemblies while addressing the durability of traditional assemblies.
Rick Miles, P.E., is a Principal with the Diagnostics Group of Walter P Moore. He has more than 13 years of experience in the evaluation, strengthening and repair design of existing structures, with a focus on historic buildings and façade assemblies. His practice areas have grown to include evaluation of the building envelope, and he frequently provides third-party review of building envelope systems from programming through construction, as well as quality assurance testing. Mr. Miles relies heavily on the effective application of non-destructive evaluation methods to develop solutions that are minimally invasive and appropriate. He received his BS and MS in Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Miles has been with Walter P Moore since 2011.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2016 at Hess Engineering and Scientific Society, 5430 Westheimer, Houston 77056. Tel: 713 627 2283
6:00 pm – Social
6:30 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Program
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