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This project involved the inspection of the facade of the ten-story, 150-foot tall, brick masonry and limestone Security Mutual building. Constructed in 1904 the building is an historic, architectural icon of the City of Binghamton. The limestone accents include dentil molding, ornate cartouche around the corner offices, a series of Tuscan columns highlighting the interior windows, ornate gargoyles, and delicate rosettes strung together. Repairs to the facade were last performed in 1992 to correct noted deficiencies, however in 2003 it was found that pieces of limestone had recently become dislodged from the facade.
During the inspection process, Delta’s engineers visually inspected the facade and performed sound testing on the structure.
Delta removed some problematic areas in the field and deteriorated surfaces were documented with photographs. Delta additionally performed Maintenance and Protection of Traffic to handle the heavy flow of vehicles below the building during the project.
After a thorough investigation of this unique landmark building, Delta’s structural engineers developed a comprehensive report detailing the current conditions of the building, along with recommended improvements.