Conspec has represented StoneArt for some 20 years and as a result has satisfied both Landmark and private clients throughout the Northeast for that time. Any color, any shape, any texture , any size, any quantity, glaze finish or other never a problem. Clients include the NYC SCA, Rockefeller University and the list goes on.
When Thornton Tomasetti had to consider the condition and stability of the terracotta for the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue, including ornate Buffalo Heads, ConSpec’s SIP vs ROAR concept proved appropriate with the replacement of pieces that were beyond repair (Rip-Out-And-Replace) but anchor (Stabilize_In-Place) with Custom Designed Cintec anchors to dramatically reduce overall costs and project completion time.
When stucco was peeling of a Naples Florida High Rise Condominium the engineer Christopher Eseppi PE of CE Engineering & Consulting LLC searched the internet and found RureGold which he felt would be a potential solution to stabilize the underlying CMU substrate, and act as the base for the replacement stucco. Not only was he and the owner satisfied but the process will be a standard for others to be judged by.
SIDEWALKS – Better, Faster, Cheaper, also more durable and longer lasting. Eliminating rebar or any metal mesh in sidewalks will accomplish all of the above, If the major portion of the commercial SOG (Slab-On-Grade) community is moving in that direction with non metallic Structural Fiber for major warehousing and manufacturing floors, use for sidewalks just makes sense. Let your Ready Mix provider provide your reinforcing and eliminate all the hassle of rebar placement. Available through your local concrete supplier.
FACT – Place a dense material such as Portland Cement Stucco/System over a more permeable substrate such as brownstone or even worse, masonry, and FAILURE is guaranteed. As the moisture attempts to exit the building in the colder months, when it hits the interface, by definition, water has to build up at the denser interface so with freeze/thaw the weaker of the two has to fail and delamination occurs. If it is latex or resin modified the process is only accelerated.
This holds true whether it is a Brownstone re-skin or a Portland Cement based FRCM. While great for concrete, if you value your masonry please take this into consideration on your next masonry stabilization or strengthening project. Use of a material such an an inorganic cement which is made to be sympathetic to masonry substrates is always preferred.
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Two recents applications of RureGold Cement Based Carbon Fiber for masonry tower application, one specified (King Juan Carlos Tower, NYU) and one, unforeseen conditions (Lehigh University) during stabilization project. Second project as a result of Architect having previous knowledge and use of the Rurgold on another project. Whiting Turner saved weeks on project schedule, supporting ConSpec’s SIP vs ROAR Philosophy.
Berkshire Dimensions, Warren Wilford, doing the laser scanning for our Darwen project in the Bronx. Documentation yesterday, files and drawings in the hands of Darwen for final shop drawing details next week and once we get color approval it is off to the races. This is how we can keep our 14-16 week delivery schedule viable. Please consider Darwen on your next terracotta project especially if you need material in 2021.