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Thomas B. Brady

Principal and Director of Corporate Operations/Administration

 
Experience

Thomas Brady has investigated problems and failures in a wide variety of structures, many of which have been designated as historic landmarks or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. His projects have included investigations of distressed and deteriorated cast iron, brick, stone, and terra cotta building facades and their underlying supports. Mr. Brady has also investigated masonry walls, roof decks, exterior sealants, and high-rise stone cladding. Mr. Brady has performed structural analyses to determine specific factors of collapses, stabilize damaged structures temporarily, and determine the adequacy of building components for recladding loads. He has also designed and coordinated facade repairs, including total recladdings, high-rise sealant replacement, structural modifications, and stone panel anchorage.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Facade Assessment

  • City Hall - University City, MO: Condition assessment of brick, terra cotta, and limestone cladding and copper roof
  • Hearst Service Center - Charlotte, NC: Design anchorage for new terra cotta cladding
  • Union Station - Washington, D.C.: Punch list inspection of restored architectural finishes

 

Historic Preservation

  • Downtown Building - Bloomington, IL: Repair and restoration of brick, terra cotta, and granite facades
  • Filene's (now Macy’s) - Boston, MA: Repair and restoration of brick and terra cotta facades and windows
  • Jarrot Mansion - Cahokia, IL: Repair/restoration of exterior masonry walls and wood framing of residence constructed in 1810
  • Railway Exchange Building - St. Louis, MO: Periodic inspection and repair of terra cotta facade

 

Masonry Assessment

  • Auditorium/Fine Arts Building - Henderson, KY: Repairs to deficient brick masonry cladding and structural supports
  • Second Presbyterian Church - Bloomington, IL: Condition assessment of building, including roof trusses
Professional Affiliations

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)
The Masonry Society (TMS)

Registrations

Architect in IL, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, and WI
Structural Engineer in IL and NV

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies, 1987
Master of Architecture, Structures Option, 1989