A Quick Look:

Ronald M. Czaplicki, PE – Vice President/Secretary
Registration: Professional Engineer
– State of Ohio 1983
– Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2004
– State of Kentucky 2006
– District of Columbia 2007
– Connecticut 2008
– Colorado 2011
– Minnesota 2011
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, 1989 – Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 1980 – Cleveland State University

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member: International Concrete Repair Institute – Northern Ohio Chapter
  • Building Owners' & Managers' Association (BOMA)
  • Structural Engineers Association of Ohio
  • Cleveland Engineering Society – Board Member since 2006
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • International Masonry Institute
  • Cleveland Restoration Society
  • The Masonry Society
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
  • Fairview Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Construction Trades Resources Group

Responsibilities:

Mr. Czaplicki serves as Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager on major jobs requiring failure investigation, building Façade investigations, rehabilitation/restoration work, structural condition surveys, and product and materials research work, particularly brick, stone, terracotta wall and curtain wall repairs, as well as parking garage investigations and repairs.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT:

Mr. Czaplicki has been associated with Barber & Hoffman Inc. since 1986. In his years with the firm, he has developed from structural designer to Project Manager. Following these years of training, he assumed the position of Associate in 1993 and Office Manager in 1995. In 2004, he became a Principal of the firm.

Key Projects:

Terminal TowerTerminal Tower — 5 Year Program — Exterior Façade Restoration
Cleveland, OH

The Terminal Tower is a landmark of the Cleveland skyline. It is part of a multi-use complex incorporating transportation, office, retail, and hotel functions. Constructed between 1925 and 1930, the structure rises 708 feet above Public Square. The Terminal Tower is a steel-framed structure clad in Façades of ornamental iron, brick, limestone, and terra-cotta masonry. Observations have been conducted from a variety of platforms, including pipe scaffolding, platform scaffolding, swing-stage scaffolding, and mast climbers. Barber & Hoffman has worked continually to develop repair details for multiple contractors during the multi-phase repair program.

Huntington Building - Exterior Façade RepairsHuntington Building — Ongoing Exterior Façade Repairs
Cleveland, OH
Originally built in the early 1920's, as the Union Trust Building, this major building with 1,300,000 sq. ft. of leasable floor area features a three-story-high beautiful columned and skylighted bank lobby. This 22-story building is clad on the street faces (three faces) primarily with limestone, excepting cornices and window surrounds above the 17th floor which are made of terra cotta. Back walls of the building are faced with clay brick masonry.

Additional Project Experience:

Façade Restoration

  • Terminal Tower — Exterior Façade Restoration and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Huntington Building — Exterior Façade Restoration and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Rockwell Building - Exterior Façade Restoration and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art — Exterior Stone Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland — Exterior Terra Cotta and Stone Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • B. F. Keith Building — Exterior Terra Cotta Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Leader Building — Exterior Stone Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Standard Building — Exterior Terra Cotta Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Central Trust Tower — Exterior Terra Cotta Investigation and Repairs, Cincinnati, OH
  • Kent State University — White Hall Exterior Wall Stabilization and Repairs, Kent, OH
  • Realty Towers - Exterior Terra Cotta and Brick Repairs, Youngstown, OH
  • Case Western Reserve University — Wickenden Building Exterior Masonry Repairs, Cleveland, OH
  • Rose Building — Exterior Terra Cotta Investigation and Repairs, Cleveland, OH

Civic

  • Lyndhurst Municipal Center — Two-Story Addition,
    Lyndhurst, OH
  • Cain Park — Colonnade and Pavilion,
    Cleveland Heights, OH

Specialty

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — Rainforest Exhibits, Cleveland, OH
  • Southpark Center Mall — Glass and Metal Rails,
    Strongsville, OH
  • Smithsonian Institute — Star-Spangled Banner Exhibit, Washington, DC

Education

  • Cleveland State University — Music and Communications Building, Cleveland, OH
  • Case Western Reserve University — Engineering and Science Building, Cleveland, OH
  • John Carroll University — Gym and Natatorium Renovations, University Heights, OH

Healthcare

  • Fairview Hospital — Surgery/Anesthesia Addition,
    Cleveland, OH

Parking

  • MetroHealth Medical Center — Concrete Repairs and Expansion Joint Replacement Cleveland, OH
  • Hilliard House Condominiums — Concrete Deck Replacement, Lakewood, OH
  • Edgewater Towers Condominiums — Concrete Repairs and Improvements, Lakewood, OH
  • Shaker Courts Condominiums — Concrete Repairs and Partial Deck Replacement, Cleveland, OH