Vermont State House Dome, Montpelier, VT

For this monumental project, EV assisted Engleberth Construction directly to provide an engineering solution to support the extensive scaffolding required to rehabilitate and re-guild the statehouse dome. Challenges included working around the existing historic timber truss roof structure as well as working with the time tested lime putty mortar masonry bearing walls to support these temporary loads. Ultimately, through extensive collaboration with ECI and coordination with existing conditions, a custom-fit solution was forged and executed successfully.

Sister projects performed concurrently with ECI included analysis and design to integrate the new statue (and current code loading) as well as reinforcing the existing stair which accesses the dome interior. Engineering Ventures was proud to be a part of such an important project in Vermont history and looks forward to finding solutions for unique projects in the future.