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The Farragut Building

Facade Consulting

Brick masonry and aluminum-framed fixed-sash windows

Explorations of failed elements were performed

Hands-on evaluations were performed on swing-stages

Mosaic made routine site visits during the project

Precast concrete and granite panels façade elements

Client Name:                     

Cushman & Wakefield

Project Location:             

Washington, DC

Project Elements:           

Precast concrete, granite cladding, brick masonry, aluminum-framed windows

Scope of Services:           

Review of available property documents, assessment of current property condition, and construction administration services 

Client Benefits

Mosaic’s role in this project benefited the client by:

1) Performing an expert review of the building façade to provide the client with a better understanding of the current exterior maintenance needs of the property.

2) Identifying items in the original scope of work developed by the contractor that, after evaluation, were determined to not need repair and therefore providing cost savings for the client.  

3) Documenting construction activities to inform the owner the project was being constructed in accordance with the prepared scope and with industry standards.

Project Summary

Mosaic was requested by property management to perform a façade evaluation of the Farragut Building in Washington, D.C. prior to scheduled repair work. The goal of the evaluation was to identify and document deficiencies that could potentially be added to or deleted from a contractor-developed scope of the planned repairs, if needed. During the evaluation, Mosaic completed the following tasks:

  • Perform a thorough assessment of all the building exterior elements including precast concrete components, granite cladding, brick masonry, joints, and windows.

  • Provide a detailed summary regarding the findings of the condition assessment.

  • Develop a schematic plan to address the identified repairs (both immediate and long-term) to help the client utilize the available budget and plan for future capital expenses.

 

After the multi-day evaluation, Mosaic was able to inform the client of repair items identified by the contractor that did not need immediate action and recommend a more suitable timeframe for the repairs. In addition, Mosaic found deficiencies needing immediate repair that the contractor had failed to identify. Overall, Mosaic provided the client with a repair plan that better suited the building’s current needs, both immediate and long-term.

 

During the construction activities, Mosaic provided monitoring services to document that the repairs  contracted were being performed in accordance with industry standards.