Friday, July 19, 2019

Drones Over Winchendon

If you saw a UFO in the skies above Winchendon, it was probably a drone mapping the damaged stones of the Unitarian Universalist Church. Gabe Wahtne of Structures North Engineering piloted a drone equipped with a high resolution camera around the church. This initiated Phase 1 of the Set In Stone restoration project.
Structures North is producing a specification and proposal for the engineering plan. This final plan will describe the repairs at block by block detail, and define the scope of the work for the restoration masonry contractors. These companies work together to specify and complete this critically-needed work.
Phase 1 is targeted for completion in 2019. It encompasses the East elevation, which is the front of the church facing Central Street. The excessive rainfall in the fall of 2018 has accelerated water seepage and damage to the entryway which Phase 1 will address.

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