Vertical Access was retained by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger to assist with a limited hands-on inspection of the exterior façade. The purpose of the conditions survey was to document existing façade conditions at designated areas of the south and west facades. A boardwalk supported by timber piles prevented lift access on these facades. Rope access was utilized at select locations on these facades to gain hands-on access.
Located in the Fell’s Point neighborhood of Baltimore’s inner harbor, the seven-story brick building was originally constructed as a tobacco warehouse in 1896. Damage by fire resulted in the rebuilding of portions of the façade. The building was converted into a hotel and private residences in 1987.
Scope of work
- Documented the existing conditions at targeted locations inaccessible by aerial lift on the south and west facades using TPAS®, which allows direct digital documentation into tablet computers running AutoCAD
- Provided rigging and hands-on access from the roof and mechanical spaces without disturbing residents or requiring entry into units
- Worked in collaboration with SGH onsite to discuss existing conditions and target areas of focused inspection
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