The glass and limestone facade of the John Weld Peck Federal Building has been a familiar sight to Cincinnatians since its construction in the mid-1960s. Located downtown, the building is currently home to six federal agencies and over 2,000 employees. The property has been subject to various renovations intended to update the building for modern use.
One such renovation involved the kitchen of the building’s café. The café has very heavy traffic from the many government workers on-site, and the kitchen needed substantial repair work. The original plaster and drywall had suffered water damage and needed repair.
Overseeing the project was LB&B supervisor Lonny Baker. Baker and his team assessed the extent of the damage and decided to include a preventative element after using patch and paint work to restore the plaster and drywall. They included the installation of white plastic sheet over the area that could be easily wiped off.
Noting the presence of larger kitchen appliances against the kitchen walls, the LB&B team suspected that these areas may have been particularly susceptible to water damage. After moving the machines (such as the kitchen’s dishwasher) to verify and treat the damage, they were carefully re-installed in their original location.
We applaud the way the team managed the entire project. The LB&B team not only managed to minimize any overtime expenses, while working on a coordinated schedule that allowed the café to remain fully operational while the renovations were underway. The diligence, dedication, expertise and skillfulness of the team made for a successful project outcome.