Existing Masonry Night School: Transitional Structures #4 – Assessment
November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
During Existing Masonry Night School: Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures, instructors will discuss the most common issues in assessing, maintaining, and where needed, repairing masonry cladding systems constructed in North America between the 1880 and 1945.
This session will focus on the condition assessment of the transitional masonry wall system and will discuss in more detail the deterioration mechanisms, the information to gather from the visual assessment, ongoing monitoring, investigative openings, and sampling. Examples of the different deterioration mechanisms and manifestations will be highlighted.
About the Presenter
Peter M. Babaian, P.E., S.E., is a Principal and Building Technology Division Head for the Chicago office of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. He specializes in the design, investigation, and rehabilitation of building enclosure systems on existing and new buildings. Mr. Babaian has completed numerous assessments, investigations, and repairs of existing structures, with a focus on historic masonry structures. His historic masonry project types range from single family homes to museums to churches to bridges to iconic university buildings. Mr. Babaian has expertise with stone and brick masonry systems, clay tile, slate, and copper roofing systems, and archaic structural systems. Mr. Babaian is the Secretary/Treasurer of The Masonry Society, serves on its Executive Committee, Board of Directors and its Existing Masonry Committee, and is a member of the Landmarks Illinois Board of Directors.