HALIFAX OFFICE
1046 Barrington Street, Suite 200
Halifax Nova Scotia B3H 2R1
T: 902.422.4493
F: 902.422.5066

TORONTO OFFICE
c/o Konsolidated Structural
306 -2968 Dundas St. West
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y8
T: 416.487.4113

HALIFAX OFFICE
1046 Barrington Street, Suite 200
Halifax Nova Scotia B3H 2R1
T: 902.422.4493
F: 902.422.5066

TORONTO OFFICE
150 Bay Thorn Drive
Toronto Ontario L3T 3V3
T: 416.487.4113

Restoration of Exterior Stone Masonry Walls (Dimension Sandstone and Granite) of Provincial Building,
1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Date of Completion of Original Building Construction: 1935)

Owner: Province of Nova Scotia
Client: Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works

Scope of Cowie Engineering Services:

Prime Consultant for the following:

  • Specifications for Cleaning All Exterior Stone Masonry Walls of Building – Spring 1995
  • Phase I Restoration
    (Bedford Row Elevation and Eastern Half of Cheapside Elevation) – 1997/1998
  • Phase II Restoration
    (Hollis Street Elevation and Western Half of Cheapside Elevation) – 2002/2003


(Exterior Stone Masonry Walls of Provincial Building Prior to Cleaning)

Phase I Restoration:

Cowie Engineering Design Drawings and Specifications for Tendering:

  • Enclosed access scaffolding and hoarding
  • Full and partial stone replacements
  • Stone repairs (Dutchmen)
  • Anchoring of existing stone units
  • Grouting throughout entire wall system
  • Repointing entire wall system
  • New sloped roof with sheet copper roofing over cornice and new sheet copper flashings over fascia and parapet
  • Caulking around existing windows

Cowie Engineering Services During Restoration Construction:

  • Review of shop drawings for enclosed access scaffolding.
  • Close-up visual inspection and documentation of each individual cut stone and provided instructions to masonry contractor.
  • Inspected restoration construction.
  • Reviewed masonry contractor's monthly progress claims.

Pre-Qualification Tender:

Preparation of pre-qualification tender documents and review of submitted tenders.

Cowie Engineering Design Drawings and Specifications for Tendering:

  • Preparation of technical restoration design drawings and specifications for stipulated prices and unit prices.
  • Technical specifications similar to Phase I technical specifications, however, the scope of the work increased by adding electric heat tracing on the sloped roof over the cornice of the Phase I and Phase II elevations.

Scope of Cowie Engineering Services During Restoration Construction:

Similar to Phase I restoration construction.