We are passionate about adaptive reuse and historic preservation—it not only makes good economic sense, but preserves our culture and is environmentally responsible. By reusing existing buildings, historic preservation is essentially a recycling program of ‘historic’ proportions. These projects can be challenging and Rehab Engineering has extensive experience across a wide range of historical buildings from abandoned mills, crumbling downtown buildings, to early 1800s school structures.
Updating building systems in historic structures requires striking a balance between retaining original building features and accommodating new technologies and equipment. Building system updates require creativity to respect the original design and materials while meeting applicable codes and occupant needs. We have the engineering experience and expertise to effectively transform existing buildings to serve the future generations in new, modern ways.
Rehab Engineering is knowledgeable and highly experienced with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, Historic Tax Credits, as well as other federal, state and local preservation laws. We routinely coordinate with the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Officials on numerous projects to address the unique challenges of historic rehabilitation.