CBI Consulting, Inc., an architectural design and structural engineering firm specializing in historical restoration, brings 22 years of experience and dedication as an architectural consulting firm to each building project. Whether your structure requires new construction or historic renovations, when consulting constructural engineers at CBI you are included in every step of the design process. Use the sitemap to view examples of CBI’s work and learn more about CBI’s design process.
August 2, 2012
By Steven A. Watchorn, Assoc. A.I.A., LEED AP Often during the production of contract documents the plans and technical specifications are given such high priority by members of the project team that the general requirements of the Contract risk being overlooked. These project-specific conditions may make-or-break many otherwise successful projects, unless they are carefully planned [...]
July 27, 2012
By Eric R. Kizak, P.E. Engineers are often described as techno-geeks. And while this title may apply to some, for those involved in concrete repair the tools are a bit more rustic. One of the first work items in all concrete restoration or repair projects is to define the extent of the problem. (The first [...]
July 16, 2012
By Craig E. Barnes, P.E., SECB Needle joints are defined simply as thin mortar joints, less than 3/8”. The biggest problems in dealing with needle joint masonry are the techniques of joint excavation and repacking (tuck pointing). Over many years of restoration work in Back Bay and on Beacon Hill structures where needle joint masonry [...]