Restoration

Tilt and turn windows at one of our Passive House projects in Brooklyn.

Windows: Enhancing Your View and Your Efficiency

Many building owners are not aware of the changes in laws and codes surrounding energy efficiency. In May, the New York City 2020 Energy Conservation Code went into effect and many typical replacement windows no longer meet the current code requirements. Before you take the time to install new windows, it is a good idea to consult with experts that...

Concrete Waterproofing with Urethane Injection Grout

Injection Connection – Using Urethane Injection Grout to Save the Foundation of a Historic Building

When the construction of a new condominium had compromised the structural integrity and waterproof qualities of the neighboring 120-year-old foundation wall, Scott Henson Architect was contacted to assist and monitor the experts repairing it to stabilize and prevent further damage. It was determined that, over time, cracks had developed throughout the foundation walls of the building leading to water infiltration damage,...

Has Your Facade Been Inspected in the Past 5 Years?

Has Your Facade Been Inspected in the Past 5 Years?

NYC Department of Buildings law requires that all big buildings (6 stories and higher) must have their facades professionally inspected every five years. This law was formerly known as Local Law 11 and was renamed as Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP). The current filing window for Cycle 8 has closed as of February 2019. The upcoming five year Cycle 9...

The Economics of Saving Old Windows

The Economics of Saving Old Windows

A common mistake when performing repairs on historic properties has been to replace the original windows with modern windows. Because of this, it is rare to find properties that still have their original windows. When someone goes to purchase a property and they see that the windows are replaced, it takes away from the beauty and character of the historic...