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San Francisco Animal Care and Control Facility

San Francisco, California
  • Historic building
  • Unreinforced masonry structure
  • Wood windows
  • Waterproofing

San Francisco Public Works Department

The existing historic unreinforced masonry structure underwent renovation for adaptive reuse. Walker provided waterproofing consultation services during the construction phase.

The historic building is listed as the Showplace Square Heavy Timber and Steel-frame Brick Warehouse and Factory Historic District. The adaptive reuse project included: a refurbishment of the historic wood windows and replacement of storefront systems; a low-slope roofing replaced with new built-up roofing and steep-slope roofing replaced with asphalt shingles; and new elevated deck waterproofing.

Walker worked closely with the Client (SFDPW/Architect) and Contractor to achieve the waterproofing design intent on this historic, existing facility. Our team provided RFI review, submittal review, and site visits with field reports including testing observations. Walker also attended in person and remote meetings to review challenging existing field conditions, answered waterproofing questions, and sketched solutions with the team.

With Walker’s assistance, the Client and Contractor were able to incorporate the waterproofing design intent for a successful renovation project.

Sean Connolly, RA, RWC, CCS

Principal/Director of Building Envelope

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