随着建筑物的年龄, they provide an aesthetic snapshot of the past for current and future community members. 的y also bring unique challenges that go beyond ongoing maintenance.
R.E. 钻石和同事’ attention to detail—during on-site investigations and throughout the design process—allows us to design efficient and effective systems to modernize and preserve historic buildings. All with minimal impact on the historic fabric of the building and its place in history.
比较正规的赌博软件的 保护比较正规的赌博软件 包括学校, 影院, 政府大楼, 博物馆, and commercial structures with many engineering solutions:
- Historic, technical, and materials research
- MEPT contract documents for preservation
的 importance of historic preservation, buildings, and structures
Historic structures in need of renovation or innovative solutions are defined by three guiding principles:
- A building can be defined as historic formally—like by a state historical bureau, the National Register of Historic Buildings, or groups like the Indiana Landmarks Foundation;
- Structures can also be informally defined as historic places integral to a community by the community itself and;
- Historical buildings have technical and aesthetic needs. It’s rarely one or the other and consideration of both require experienced planning and engineering.
R.E. 钻石和同事 have decades of experience in historic preservation and restoration projects.
比较正规的赌博软件的结构工程师团队, 建筑咨询公司, 还有管道和电气工程师, have spent more than thirty years understanding the challenges of historic preservation projects.
Recognized for Outstanding Renovation and Sympathetic Addition
2012年,R.E. 钻石和同事 was honored to be a team member on two projects—the Lerner 的ater in Elkhart and Charley Creek Inn in Wabash—that were awarded Indiana Landmarks’ coveted Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration in 2012. 的 Cook Cup is presented to building owners who adhere to the highest standards of restoration in projects that make a positive difference in the community.
Elkhart’s Lerner 的atre also picked up the acclaimed Palladio Award for Sympathetic Addition in 2013. R.E. 钻石和同事 team worked with the 的ater’s team to add new life to their historic structure. 的 Palladio Awards are the only national architectural competition honoring projects for excellence in traditional design. 的 award also recognizes the sensitivity and compatibility of a new addition to a historic structure.
New engineering solutions for historic structures
Building engineers focused on maintaining a historic building have to understand the history of the community and the building’s place within it. R.E. 钻石和同事 combines energy studies, 测量, 观察分析工具, and expertise to evaluate the condition of building systems.
比较正规的赌博软件的 MEPT engineers collaborated with building architects to install new 加热和冷却 systems at Normal Hall on Indiana State University’s campus. 始建于19世纪, Normal Hall’s project had challenges that went just beyond planning electrical and ductwork upgrades. We also had to contribute expertise for new classrooms and meeting space while maintaining the historic structure of the building.
Addressing deferred maintenance in historic buildings
Many historic buildings and their facility managers defer maintenance in hopes of preserving the building. Eventually, time catches up and repairing generations-old wiring or 管道 becomes impossible. R.E. 钻石和同事 provides scalable recommendations and practical solutions for wiring, 管道, 网络, 加热和冷却, 和新建筑.
的 鹰剧院 in Wabash, Indiana trusted us for our expertise in a complete renovation of their building systems. 建于1906年, this project included replacing residential gas-fired furnaces and abandoned steam boilers with an updated and efficient HVAC system. 比较正规的赌博软件的 team also helped the team retrofit the building’s lighting, 电子比较正规的赌博软件, 管道, 火灾报警, 以及灭火系统.