Brownstone & Historic Restorations

Brownstone & Historic Restorations

Since 1994, D’Huy Engineering, Inc. (DEI) has been protecting and revitalizing brownstone structures in the New York City metro area, with a majority of them falling within the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) control. The uniqueness of each structure and the challenges of each renovation, whether large or small, make this type of work both enjoyable and rewarding. DEI works closely with the owner, architect and often the contractor to develop project requirements for specific design aspects and determine material selection for structural components.

Due to the nature of these projects, some existing conditions of the structure are typically not known until demolition is underway. Our clients have come to rely on our quick response and creative solutions to address unknown conditions encountered during the construction phase, which in turn, minimizes delays in project completion. Our extensive experience in these types of structures enables our staff to foresee many of the pitfalls associated with the structural aspects of these projects and circumvent construction problems in advance by providing appropriate details during the design phase and all other phases of a project.

 

Selected Projects

Converting a severely water damaged abandoned Baptist church into a multilevel condominium complex presented some unique challenges for D’Huy Engineering, Inc. (DEI).  The church property fell within the...

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A renovation of five story townhouse circa 1925 on the upper east side of Manhattan.

The Love Lane Mews renovation project was located in the historic Brooklyn Heights district of Brooklyn, New York.  The original structures, which occupy a city block, were built for industrial use, at different times...

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