Historic structures represent society’s connection to our past culture, innovation, design, and construction. Beyond the same-use renovation of these architectural gems, adaptive re-use represents another very popular development opportunity.
In either case, properly assessing and preserving historic structures is no easy task. Historic projects present unique challenges that require a methodical approach combining sensitivity, extensive research, and the skills and expertise of a wide range of professionals. Too often, the symptoms of an existing problem are identified in lieu of properly detecting the real cause of the problem, and designing a long-term solution. Pie’s consulting and testing experience allows us to conduct comprehensive, non-intrusive, investigations of historic structures that identify those root causes, and providing long-term solutions for enhanced building envelope performance.
Pie’s team has extensive expertise in the assessment, repair, and maintenance of a wide range of historical and adaptive re-use projects. Our multidisciplinary team of building science experts, architects, engineers, and construction professionals is uniquely qualified to handle the most technical of issues facing historic structures. Pie works within the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation while always keeping an open mind to new advancements in materials, repair, and conservation.