April 19

Bascom Hall Exterior Repairs


University of Wisconsin | Madison, Wisconsin | 2019-2020

Services Provided

  • Roof Investigation / Pre-Design Services
  • Design Document Development
  • Historic Preservation
  • Construction Oversight

Set atop Bascom Hill, the symbolic heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Bascom Hall is one of the University’s oldest and most iconic buildings. Originally constructed in 1859, the building houses the campus’s senior administrative offices, and is also used for classroom space and additional academic and administrative offices.

UW Facilities determined there was a fair amount of leaking stemming from an aged roof and internal gutter as well as an adjacent masonry wall. At the request of UW-Madison and the State of Wisconsin, Building Envelope Professionals Group was engaged to assess the existing construction and compile construction documents, taking into consideration the historical aspect of the materials selected. With the historic nature and significance of this building, several mock-ups were done in order to match the mortar for the repointing work.

In addition, standing seam metal roof sections, along with the internal gutters, were past their useful service lives and were replaced as part of the project.


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