Our team worked on a few renovations to this historic church in Albany. We reviewed the existing timber beams on the fourth floor of the tower and analyzed support capacity. We created a design that enables access to the underside of the roof via scaffolding for things like masonry repairs.
Our civil team assisted with the revitalization of the historic Pavilion building at Fort Ticonderoga. It was renovated to include meeting spaces and offices for the Fort’s staff. We helped to provide a new domestic water source, and new buried electrical services to the building, as well as install a new onsite septic disposal system to support the new use of the building. In addition, the project included some minor site improvements within the Pavilions vicinity.
Structural engineering challenges of this building were focused on rehabilitating framing and brick walls that had been damaged by modifications over the years.
The work included following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to obtain Historic Preservation Tax Credits for this 1869 building. Substantial portions of the structural systems needed to be reinforced including substantial re-work of the river front brick walls and unsalvageable portions of the building were taken down.
This project includes 20 redesigned living units and 4 commercial units with associated improvements including ADA access, removal of rear addition, improvements to north lower area, and stabilization of the rear riverbank.
Numerous projects have included; a capacity analysis in order to evaluate the existing 19th century structure and its capability of supporting increased public loading. Working drawings and specifications were developed to proceed with upgrading to support loads. Other projects included the restoration of the historic garden walls along the shore of Lake Champlain.
Engineering design services were also provided at this historic estate for the restoration of the formal gardens hardscape, including; retaining walls, sea wall, garden walls, wall drainage, brick anchorage repair, carbon/state assessment, and the steps and landings.