The current community of owners residing in this historic building are strong advocates for its preservation. Their Homeowner’s Association Manager contacted Amento Group to request assistance in identifying and resolving concerns with deteriorating structural and operational building components.
The foundation of any successful remediation project is accurate, adequate, and timely information. For Amento Group that foundation starts with identifying and understanding the property’s existing conditions. Our investigations provide the information our clients need to make critical capital investment decisions. Because the construction industry is so incredibly diverse, we partner with other consultants to facilitate comprehensive data collection and assessment.
Amento Group’s investigation of the building identified issues with aging mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, windows, exterior doors, roof, and elevators. Structural concerns included deterioration of the primary emergency egress stairway, constructed of cast in place concrete and located on the west elevation, and parapets constructed of unreinforced masonry units.
Armed with a clear understanding of the building’s existing condition, the Fischer Studio Building’s community was able to make informed decisions and prioritize repairs. The west stairs were an immediate concern, as was the aging mechanical and plumbing systems. Our Construction Management services included project manual production, competitive bidding, contractor selection recommendations, contract negotiations, and construction administration through course of construction. As these projects began to wind down, the community asked us to assist them in modernizing their freight elevator, replace the roof and seismically reinforce the parapet.