To cost-effectively address performance problems in historic buildings, it’s important to understand the root cause of problems, not just the symptoms. RDH’s advanced building science expertise is the key to focused investigations and being able to help you undertake the right repairs.
The assessment and investigation of old buildings require special care. RDH understands the non-destructive evaluation techniques that are required as well as how to perform sensitive, targeted removal of samples as required for further study. Our in-house Building Science and Conservation experts work together to assess historic buildings in a respectful manner.
Doing What It Takes
Members of our field team are bosun’s chair certified engineers and technicians who frequently diagnose and assess buildings using rope access equipment to evaluate locations on your building that are difficult to reach.
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
With a deteriorated masonry façade, active leaks, and corroded steel lintels, the historic building occupied by the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine required a complete retrofit and seismic upgrade before the school could move in. Find out how RDH stepped in to make assessments and provide solutions to repair the enclosure and improve building performance, while honoring its historic character.Read Case Study