Clock Tower Re-cladding

(in progress) Leaking since its original construction, this decorative clock tower on a community building in Cary required a comprehensive feasibility study to investigate the causes for water infiltration and multiple options to resolve.

Then detailed documentation was created for re-cladding the entire tower. It included adjusting the geometry of the structure at the top to re-angle the glazing to a vertical orientation and replacement of residential grade siding with metal panels formed to appear as siding. We also enlarged the roof to help protect the cladding below and removed the synthetic stone base (prone to failure in a battered condition).

Design and detailing considered careful waterproofing, insulation, lightning protection, ventilation, dry fire sprinklers, interior lighting, construction access and staging.