Salem City Hall, Salem


The City of Salem was experiencing many problems with the building systems and shell of City Hall, constructed in 1837-1838 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 


CBI evaluated the condition of City Hall as well as made recommendations for repairs and modifications to enhance air quality, safety, energy efficiency, prevent water penetration and update obsolete building systems.  The final report included prioritized recommendations and cost estimates that were used as support for the City Council’s consideration of funding the recommended renovations through the passage of a bond.

CBI evaluated the roofing system, exterior walls including masonry and windows, basement humidity, the heating system, public restrooms, handicap accessibility and green strategies.  Recommendation for renovation included HVAC and electrical system replacement, additional toilet facilities, ADA improvements, new sprinkler system, hazardous materials abatement, roof replacement, chimney repairs/removal, skylight replacement and exterior wall repairs.