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
- 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
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.
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.
Terminal Tower — 5 Year Program — Exterior Façade Restoration
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 — Ongoing Exterior Façade Repairs
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.