This is a study to show how some of the smaller problems are resolved. The pictures included in this newsletter come from the Dayton Art Institute. They recently has a small remodel project. When they removed ceiling tiles, they discovered “holes” in the spray-applied fireproofing. Areas through the years where various contractors or maintenance people had scraped off areas of protection to make attachments, etc.
Although they do not encompass a large percentage of the application, they present a “weak link” in the protection - creating a failure point in case of a fire. When the owner learned of the problem, they immediately approved restoration.
The Dayton Bureau for Lath and Plaster is funded by contractors through the Dayton area Plasterer’s Union. It seeks to promote quality work through the use of trained craftsmen. If you have project details or specifications, Ken Oren is available for questions. There is no charge to architects when the project in question is offered to local bidders. The Bureau has purchased ASTM Section C and AutoCAD LT for reference and convenience in addressing design issues. If you wish to email an item for review to firstname.lastname@example.org, your query will be promptly addressed.