PORTFOLIO / Conservation / Heritage
Confederation Building -- Heritage Planning

  • Confederation Building -- Heritage Planning

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    Client: Confederation Building -- Heritage Planning
    The Confederation Building located at Bank & Wellington Streets in Ottawa is situated within the Parliamentary Precinct and was constructed in the Civic Gothic Style between 1928 and 1932. The building has suffered irregular maintenance and the envelope is in poor and deteriorating condition and requires a full rehabilitation to conserve its heritage fabric. The purpose of the project was to develop a long-term implementation strategy that will develop a unified and systematic approach for the rehabilitation of the building envelope. The work undertaken consisted of a study and evaluation of the current condition of the Confederation Building based on general visual, non-intrusive inspections and on existing documentation provided by the client, PWGSC. The study evaluated the condition of the exterior masonry walls, the windows, the sloped roofs, the flat roofs and the skylights relative to the descriptions provided in existing reference reports. An analytical approach was developed to provide three implementation options for the rehabilitation of the building envelope. Remedial works would be scheduled to span 3 to 10 years. Once again, this investigation and report was organized as a joint venture with DMA.