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The Scottish Rite headquarters’ design mixes 18th and 19th century tradition with modern amenities, technology, and high-end finishes. The 64,000 square foot structure consists of a cathedral, preceptor, traditional masonic lodge hall, library, dining room, and administrative offices. The building is constructed of a blend of contemporary and historic materials and rare details. RRJ performed field and laboratory testing services during the construction of this new facility.
Curtain Wall Installation Air | Water Penetration Testing
RRJ was retained by the construction manager to performed field air and water penetration testing on portions of the cathedral’s curtain wall installations. Testing services included document review of the curtain wall shop drawings and specifications, assisting in the selection of test area locations, design and construction of the test chambers, conduct testing, and a report of the test findings.
Limestone Anchor Assemblies Testing
RRJ was retained by the masonry subcontractor to test the limestone anchor assemblies proposed for use on the building. The tests were performed in RRJ’s laboratory in accordance with ASTM C1354-09, Standard Test Method for Strength of Individual Stone Anchorages in Dimension Stone and was configured to simulate wind suction loading. RRJ presented the test data collected, including stone dimension measurements, anchorage system failure load values, and failure mode descriptions.