Aeon is providing construction management services for the conservation and restoration of three large ornamental cast iron entrance canopies at the Veterans Affairs Headquarters building in DC. We are collaborating with a great team of specialty subcontractors including Independent Custom Metalworks of Bladensburg, MD, AV Smoot, Delray Glass and others in this challenging restoration project. Also supporting this design/build effort is our engineering team of Robert Silman Associates and Seal Engineering. Recently Aeon project manager Nick Patrick who joined Aeon in July, recovered a lost ornamental feature. The cast iron anthemion crest shown above was covered in lead paint and found wedged inside the badly altered canopy structure. After getting our hazmat sub Southern Insulation to strip it, we can see the extraordinary detail of this piece. ICM is replicating the long lost feature and we will be reinstalling the missing elements in their original locations.