The historical building's facades are marked by three orders of overlapping ashlar stones sloping upwards, differing from each other in surf ace finish, type of elements, and constituent material. The intervention that was carried out, as per contract plans and specifications, was aimed at the restoration of all the facades as well as a minimal internal rehabilitation to the basement area of the facility. The works were divided into two main phases, in the first Phase, interventions on the South and East facades; and in the second Phase, on the North and West Facades.
Specifically, the Project involved the following renovation, repair and restoration elements:
Project Comparability to Proposed Project: The project is exactly relevant to the project envisioned in the
solicitation in that it involved the complete renovation, repair and reconstruction of the facades to an important
historical facility in Italy, with multiple construction trades, and a special emphasis on sustainable building features.
The project included all categories of work envisioned in the solicitation including civil, structural, and architectural
Project Administration: The following project administrative actions were implemented: Initial detailed Work
Schedule Planning, the development and submission of all required project Submittals (for
materials/equipment/shop-drawings/operating &maintenance manuals, etc.), the performance of Preparatory
Meetings, Safety Meetings, Initial Inspections, Quality Control Inspections, Follow-up Inspections, Daily Work
Reports, QC/Production Meetings, Pre-Final and Final Inspections, Close-Out, As Built Dwgs. & As Built Record
Contract Terminations: None. Project was completed on-time and within budget.
Problems Encountered: All challenges related to restricted access, construction time restraints, and
high-volume tourist activity around the facility during restoration activities, were coordinated and resolved. Periods
of closure, inactivity, and re-commencement of works were required to be coordinated and overcome due to
COVID-19 restrictions imposed throughout the duration of the restoration works. Despite the significant challenges
and restrictions working in the COVID environment, the project works progressed and were completed on-time and