Project: To Survey and Investigate if a Structure was at Risk of Corrosion
Site: 1930s Building, Birmingham City Centre
Structure Type: Masonry and Brick Clad Steel Framed Building
The building in Birmingham City Centre was constructed in the 1930s in the art-deco style. The building has stone cladding on the front façade, and brick facades in light-wells and for the rear elevation. The steel frame was in part encased in concrete (beams) or in masonry.
The client wished to identify the extent of any corrosion, to identify if immediate repairs were required, and to identify if methods of controlling corrosion were required to prevent any damage to facings. The client’s agent commissioned Corrosion Prevention Ltd. to develop a survey strategy, employ and supervise a specialist building investigation survey company and report on the survey findings; this included providing recommended repair options and undertaking budget costings for repair schemes.