Comprehensive Restoration: Building A Better Envelope

by Lizzie Olson, P.E., Project manager in the capital projects department at the Frick Collection, a museum in New York City,
Derek Trelstad, S.E., Associate at Silman’s New York City office

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2020, Vol. 90, Issue 3, Pg. 42-46


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The 87-year-old Cincinnati Union Terminal in Ohio has undergone a comprehensive, $228-million restoration and renovation led by GBBN Architects. As part of that project, which included extensive historic preservation and structural repair work, Silman, a structural engineering firm, was part of the team that performed a methodical restoration of the grand art deco building’s exterior facade. THP Limited Inc., also a structural engineering firm, was part of the team that renovated the terminal’s interior and replaced the waterproofing for the underground structure beneath the terminal’s east lawn. And TrueScan, a division of the Kleingers Group Inc., performed a full 3-D laser scan of the building’s interior and exterior. In three articles on the following pages, Silman, THP, and TrueScan share the work they performed on the project.

Subject Headings: Underground structures | Historic preservation | Building envelope | Renovation | Project management | Engineering firms | Structural engineering | Architects | Ohio | United States

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