Cherry Hill Public Schools, Cherry Hill, NJ
Originally built in early 1960s and known at the time as New Jersey’s most inexpensively built school building, the original facade consisted of un-insulated glass in an aluminum store front system. Over the years numerous renovation projects further depleted the facade’s ability to resist water and air penetration. BA studied various renovation options leading up to the recommendation to replace the aluminum store front with an externally insulated rain screen metal panel covered steel stud wall system replacing continuous fenestration with high performance punch windows. The facade replacement project has greatly reduced building heating loss.
A capital repair project of 928,000 square foot distribution center for automobile parts to correct over 28,000 feet of concrete fractures/cracks in 130,000 square feet of precast-prestressed concrete wall panels. Repairs were necessary to protect the durability and structural safety of the wall panels, the weather resistant integrity of the building envelope and restore the originally intended aesthetics of the façade.
Becica Associates provided facade condition assessment, design and construction administration services for Cherry Hill Board of Education at High School East. The repair option chosen was a complete facade replacement using reinforced brick masonry veneer. Project included the reconstruction of the entire wall, including portions of the back-up wall, cavity drainage systems, and energy efficient window systems.