360 University Avenue – Toronto, Ontario
Engineering investigation of the exterior masonry walls, main entrance landing, stairs, ramp and granite sidewalk pavers.
Owner/Client: State Department, United States of America
Description of Services by J.W. Cowie Engineering Limited
J.W. Cowie Engineering Limited was invited by the State Department to submit a proposal to investigate the exterior walls of the building. Cowie Engineering won the proposal on the basis of technical merit rather than low price.
The scope of the Cowie engineering investigation included: conducting an engineering investigation and providing a report on the North, South and East Indiana Limestone faced load bearing masonry walls with granite spandrel panels above and below the windows. The investigation also included the stone work (granite and limestone) of the projecting main entrance stairs, landing, ramp and granite paved sidewalk area along University Avenue. The on-site investigation and subsequent report was completed by October 2012. In consultation with Cowie Engineering, the Owner implemented temporary repairs (Dutchman) to the spalled areas shown within the Cowie site documentation. J.W. Cowie, M.Eng., P.Eng. provided all the structural engineering services on behalf of J.W. Cowie Engineering Limited.
01. East elevation (front) and North elevation of the building of the American Consulate General, 360 University Avenue, Toronto Ontario.