The icy winter of 1994 took its toll on Norumbega, a 19th-century mansion in Camden, Maine, that Kent Keatinge operates as a bed-and-breakfast. Early in January, when Keatinge realized that the building's southeast corner was bowing dangerously outward, he hired Arlington, Mass.-based consulting engineers Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) to evaluate the damage and design the repair. Water that had penetrated the thick stone and brick walls had frozen and expanded, breaking apart the masonry and causing major movements. Ultimately, much of the building's exterior was rebuilt as a drainage wall, with new concrete masonry backing up original stone that was split and reinstalled as a veneer. Norumbega's owner authorized the repairs, hoping they could be completed by the time the summer tourist season began over the Memorial Day weekend. As it turned out, Camden building contractors Frost & Bryant finished by mid-June, and the inn managed a successful season. All the parties involved in the $400,000 reconstruction project expressed satisfaction at the result. One party said that the ability to complete such an extensive project so quickly came through close cooperation among the engineer, the contractor and the owner.