Provided structural engineering and design for the removal of two existing skylights to be replaced with two retractable, nesting skylights. Analyzed existing structure for additional loads imposed on structure due to the retractable skylights. Designed structural steel framing system to support movable skylights along the length of the lightwell. The new retractable skylights provide an open air space for inmates.
Performed as-built surveys, evaluated testing results, and engineered repairs on completed defective structural components including masonry and steel at this $19.2M maximum security facility designed to house mentally ill prisoners. Repair design documents along with examination of completed repair work for compliance with final design documents was provided.
Renovation of the maximum security, special management unit of an occupied housing unit located on the interior of the campus style prison. The existing building contains two housing wings, 4 floors, and 240 cells. This project included structural stabilization, HVAC upgrade, and addition to the visitation building, and HVAC system replacement and upgrade to the administrative offices.
Structural engineering and design of a two story 8,900 SF structural steel and light gauge metal courthouse addition with bell tower. The project also included an assessment of the existing building to meet seismic and progressive collapse performance. In addition to designing for gravity and lateral loads, the new state of the art addition was detailed to integrate seamlessly with the existing historic courthouse.