Three more technicians certified in Infrared Thermography!

Kristen Olson, Mike Russell, EIT, and Patrick Capruso completed Level I Thermography Certification Training through the Infrared Training Center in Nashua, NH.  Bolstering our team’s already existing infrared thermography skills, the course will help Kristen, Mike, and Patrick better collect quality data about differences in emitted infrared energy and account for measurement effects such as distance […]

Heat Wave at the Nebraska State Capitol

Vertical Access spent the last two weeks at the Nebraska State Capitol assisting Dan Worth and Julie Cawby at BVH Architects and Stephen J. Kelley, Preservation Consultant, with investigations at the dome and other portions of the 400′ tower. We were retained to assist with a periodic inspection of the masonry following a multi-phased restoration project […]

Basilica of St. Lawrence

Asheville, NC Project Overview Vertical Access assisted Joseph Oppermann, AIA with a conditions survey of the interior and exterior of the Basilica of Saint Lawrence in Asheville, North Carolina. The Basilica of Saint Lawrence has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. Download project profile Check out the news story on […]

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

In 1794, Congress authorized the first lighthouse on Cape Hatteras to protect ships from one of the most dangerous shoals on the Atlantic coast. The current Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built between 1868 and 1870, replacing the original lighthouse damaged during the Civil War. The lighthouse is approximately 200 feet tall, comprised of inner and […]

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

New York, NY Vertical Access was retained by Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA) to perform a close visual survey of the exterior facade and to document existing conditions to assist the project team with development of restoration recommendations. Monument description The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Monument is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan […]

Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel

Lookout Mountain, GA The Dora Brown Chapel and Fine Arts Building at Covenant College was designed by Philadelphia ecclesiastical architect Harold Wagoner in 1976 and completed in 1978. The building is roughly hexagonal in plan, with projecting stained glass window bays facing north, east and south. The stained glass windows were designed and fabricated by […]

Iowa State Capitol Dome

Des Moines, IA Vertical Access was retained by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. to assist with an exterior and interior survey of the main dome of the Iowa State Capitol building. An evaluation and repair design study was commissioned by the State of Iowa Department of Administrative Services to document and assess the existing condition […]

Fire Island Lighthouse

Bay Shore, NY Vertical Access was retained by John G. Waite Associates, Architects to investigate and document the existing conditions at the exterior of the Fire Island Lighthouse in Bay Shore, NY. VA performed a hands-on inspection of the exterior concrete finish, provided live-feed video documentation, and assisted with the nondestructive evaluation of the lighthouse. […]

General Grant National Memorial

New York, NY As part of a site inspection of the General Grant National Memorial performed in 2012, National Park Service staff identified areas of cracking at the interior plaster at the drum level of the rotunda. Areas of plaster at the pilasters appeared detached. The National Park Service requested Vertical Access perform a hands-on […]

Empire State Building

New York, NY Vertical Access was retained by Jones Lang LaSalle to assist with water testing of two replacement louvers and adjacent masonry at the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building, in order to determine the water resistance of recently-installed mock-up wall louvers and the water repellence of existing façade construction adjacent to the […]