This project consisted of renovation/repairs to the existing roof systems and adjacent masonry parapet components of University of Cincinnati’s Dieterle Hall. The repairs included:
> Miscellaneous replacement/repair of damaged or loose roof tiles within existing clay tile roof area
> Replacement of existing low slope roof systems
> Replacement of EPDM lined gutter areas with metal
> Repair of deteriorated mortar joints in the terra cotta parapet elements
> Repair of select areas of severely damaged terra cotta
> Application of a new weatherproof coating over skyward facing portions of terra cotta components
> Repair of select brick masonry areas above the roof line (parapets)
The building was constructed in the early 1900s and contains a number of historic and/or ornate materials not commonly used in modern commercial building construction. The structure’s historic value to the university merited preservation of primary components and repair or replacement of select components.
Schaefer provided field investigation assistance into existing conditions, and research into preservation and repair options of component materials. Additionally, we developed select technical specification sections of roofing and masonry components to define specific technical construction requirements.