WDP Wins the 2020 Outstanding Structural Engineering Project from NCSEA
WDP is pleased to announce that the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) awarded the West Virginia State Capitol project with the 2020 Outstanding Project in the "Forensic, Renovation, Retrofit, Rehabilitation Structures under $20 Million" Category based on WDP's award submission. According to Carrie Johnson, Chair of the NCSEA Awards Committee, the winning entries were selected "based on creativity, complexity of the project and strengths, innovative application of materials or techniques, exceeding the client or owner's expectations, and suitability of the structure for its environment." NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards honor the best of structural engineering, in both projects and people, and are awarded each year at the NCSEA Annual Conference.
The West Virginia State Capitol, designed by Cass Gilbert, the prolific architect whose portfolio includes the U.S. Supreme Court building, dominates the Charleston landscape along the banks of the Kanawha River. The steel-framed structure boasts a 292-foot tall dome gilded with gold leafing, but water infiltration issues have plagued this historic structure since its completion in 1932. In 2015, WDP was selected to investigate, design, and provide construction management for a multimillion-dollar rehabilitation of the building envelope and structural components. For more information about this award-winning project, check out our Project Spotlight.