ZS Solutions

Historic Building Restoration

Historic Building Restoration uses a broad range of architectural engineering services provided by ZS to maintain the historic character of a landmark building while advancing its structural integrity. From Building Enclosure Consulting to Structural and Forensic Engineering, historic building restorations demand a combination of services that ZS is uniquely qualified to deliver. We’ve had the honor of working on many iconic projects, many which are on the National Register of Historic Places or are National Historic Landmarks.

Our Historic Building Restoration services include:

  • Facade Restoration – Repair aging exteriors, including brick masonry, terra cotta, stone and stucco
  • Roof Repair & Replacement – Roof restoration with historic materials including built-up roofing, clay tile, slate and copper sheet metal
  • Building Enclosure Consulting – Investigate the building enclosure condition to develop a precise scope of work and the ability to prioritize the repairs
  • 3D Laser Scanning (LiDAR) – Use 3D Laser Scanning for historic documentation as well as remote exterior wall assessment and monitoring
  • Historic Window Restoration – Provide assessment, documentation and restoration design on historic windows, doors and curtain walls including steel, cast iron, wood stained glass and leaded glazing

ZS also provides complete architectural engineering services to help building owners secure approvals and permits to obtain historic restoration tax credits and/or benefits from local and national historic preservation commissions.

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