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Posted on June 13, 2017
In this issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's recent restoration of the facade and windows of a large one-story commercial building at 2000 Washington Street in Boston's Roxbury section. It is once again significant to note that Abbot was contracted by an owner based on successful work at the same property in the past. The project is also being done in two phases to optimize cash flow for the owner. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe how concrete "sound testing" is accomplished.
Posted on May 16, 2017
In this issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's recent restoration of a 5-story brownstone condominium building at 33 Chestnut Street in Boston's historic Beacon Hill district. It is significant to note that Abbot was contracted once again by an owner based on successful work at the same property in the past. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe what a mansard is and trace its roots.
Posted on April 26, 2017
In this issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's recent restoration of a series of five pre-cast concrete portico entrances to the condominiums at 57-65 Babcock Street in Brighton, MA. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe what a portico is and trace its roots.
Posted on March 22, 2017
In this issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's recent restoration of the front and both side facades of Congregation Kehillath Israel, a historic Jewish synagogue in Brookline, MA. In our Masonry 101 article, we provide a description of "pre-cast" concrete.
Posted on October 10, 2016
In this issue, our Case Study article describes examples of how Abbot provides an economical option to schedule and perform a small or large project over multiple phases while deferring the overall expense. In our Masonry 101 article, we provide a glimpse into the future of building inspection using drone technology.
Posted on September 1, 2016
In the September issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's repair of the facade of a 4-story brick building used as a student dormitory at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe the protocol to assure accuracy in color matching mortar for repointing.
Posted on August 9, 2016
This issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's repair and restoration of a brick and poured reinforced concrete building owned by Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston's Mission Hill section. In our Masonry 101 article, we provide a definition of poured reinforced concrete.
Posted on July 12, 2016
This issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's major restoration of the historic brick and concrete clock tower at the Schrafft Center in Charlestown, MA. In our Masonry 101 article, we describe the air and moisture barriers recommended for a properly designed masonry building enclosure.
Posted on June 15, 2016
This issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's restoration of the facades of two adjacent brick and pre-cast concrete buildings used for subsidized housing in Boston's Dorchester section. In our Masonry 101 article, we explain what "quoins" are.
Posted on May 11, 2016
This issue, our Case Study article describes Abbot's restoration of the facade of a historic 3-story building in Jamaica Plain, MA. Deviating from our normal Masonry 101 article, we describe the architectural significance of the Bowditch School which was the previous use of the historic Jamaica Plain building.
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