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Location:
Cleveland, Ohio

Size:
65,632 sq. ft.

Services:
Architecture
Engineering

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Southerly Building Exterior Renovation

This two-story maintenance building, built circa 1975, was clad with precast polyester resin, concrete wall panels and ribbon windows. Moisture in the vicinity of the ribbon windows and precast concrete wall panels had been problematic for several years.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) was interested in re-cladding the facade and replacing the ribbon windows as a means to mitigate the moisture-related damage and its disruption to the building occupants and operations.

RLB+A was retained by NEORSD to design a new system. The team proposed a re-cladding consisting of a combination of brick masonry, metal panels, and curtain wall systems. The solution alleviates the moisture problems plaguing the building, as well as updating its look and providing added durability.