Brick Masonry Clad Office Building


TSA was contacted by a client who was concerned that part of their building facade was going to fall off the building. On one side of the building, which happened to be near the main entrance, the brick was severely cracked and showed evidence of movement. TSA performed a condition assessment of the brick masonry cladding. Observed distress included cracking at masonry joints, wall displacement, and minimal embedment at wall ties. Due to the nature of the distress and the possibility of a falling object hazard, N-J designed emergency repairs to temporarily stabilize the distressed facade so that the Owner could have time to evaluate long-term solutions.