The Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va., won the International Concrete Repair Institute's 2008 Masonry Award of Merit for masonry re-flashing work performed by Masonry Preservation Services Inc., Berwick, Pa. The 340-bed facility is five stories high with a façade of brick, precast concrete lintels, and glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) decorative spandrel panels and sills.

The hospital experienced extensive interior leakage after Hurricane Isabel in 2003, and required major repairs, including: removing and relaying more than 400,000 brick; removing and rebuilding 380 brick piers; and installing more than 7400 linear feet of window head level flashing and more than 5300 linear feet of sill flashing.

The hospital was operating during the project, so masons had to work around occupied rooms. They completed the work with outstanding results—no lost-time accidents, and a cost savings of $200,000.

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