BELTSVILLE, Md., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the JBG Companies selected Manganaro MidAtlantic (www.manganaro.com) to restore the brick exterior of its Dominion Towers apartment building in Arlington, Va. they didn't realize at that time how fortunate their choice had been. Manganaro not only handled the originally planned masonry work, installation of relieving angles, roofing modifications, and custom aluminum exterior finishes, but they also performed some unexpected and very necessary drywall and framing. Manganaro brought in and coordinated its own crews of skilled workers under a single highly trained manager—part of its One Voice, One Team management system—saving JBG Companies hundreds of thousands of dollars and keeping the project on schedule.
Built during the 1950s, Dominion Towers is an eight-story, red-brick building home to more than 330 individuals. The facade, originally laid in common bond without relieving angles to help carry their weight, was beginning to crack and sag from years of that stress under expansion and contraction.
Manganaro was required to remove 16-inch-high bands of brick at each level of the building to reveal the eight-inch floor slab. They then installed relieving angles at each floor to help support the brick. After installing a through-the-wall flashing system along the relieving angles, Manganaro replaced the five rows of original red brick with a contrasting white brick that defines the building's exterior with a new architectural presentation. Manganaro also had to cope with working around tenants in a building that was 98% occupied.
Manganaro's executives attribute their success with this challenging project to the company's adoption of the One Voice, One Team management system.
"We're showing that we work better when we work together as a single entity. This provides a service to our clients and a real advantage in our ability to successfully complete jobs on time and on budget," says John Livingston, Manager of Business Development for Manganaro. "They appreciate that with our One Voice, One Team management system we're able to provide all those services with a single point of contact."
The successful restoration of Dominion Towers has encouraged other property managers in the area to contact Manganaro about similar repair and restoration opportunities.
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