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 […]

Kentucky State Capitol

Project overview As part of a pre-design phase assessment of the Kentucky State Capitol, Vertical Access performed a hands-on investigation of the lantern, dome and drum to help the design team develop repair recommendations. Download project profile Building Description The current Kentucky State Capitol was designed by Frank Mills Andrews in a Beaux-Arts style and […]

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 stories 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 […]

Saint Thomas Church

New York, NY Since 1995, Vertical Access has conducted numerous conditions assessments and hands-on investigations of the exterior and interior of Saint Thomas Church, working closely with the Church, Beyer Blinder Belle, Silman and other partners. This ongoing relationship has presented the Church with much needed information to help the church pursue capital projects and […]

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. […]