Encompass was recently named an Honor Award Winner by the Minnesota Concrete & Masonry Contractors Association as part of their 2012 Excellence in Concrete Design & Construction Awards for the MnDot Transportation Building Facade Restoration Project. This project was led by principal engineers Howard Noziska, P.E. and Curt Isernhagen, P.E.
The MnDot Transportation Building in St. Paul was experiencing facade deterioration and needed specialized expertise. The State commissioned Encompass, Inc. to do a complete forensic analysis of the exterior facade. The investigation determined that a major facade restoration would be required which included the removal and re-installation of 1,465 granite panels. In addition to the forensic analysis and recommendations, Encompass designed interim safety measures to protect occupants, developed the restoration plans, and provided quality assurance during the restoration construction.
Encompass collaborated on the restoration with Wold Architects (project architect), JE Dunn Construction (general contractor), and Advanced Masonry Restoration (masonry contractor).