The Marion County Courthouse Square Complex exhibited signs of structural and building envelope distress within 10 years of construction. Deficiencies included slab center deflections, cracking of concrete, water leakage, and displaced exterior masonry veneer. Initial structural analysis of the primary building frame identified severe deficiencies in serviceability limits and structural capacity, particularly punching shear. Deficiencies posed a significant potential life safety concern, and the building was vacated by the county.
WDP created a Design/Build solution to remediate the problems and restore the serviceability of the complex for the next 50 years, which was more economically feasible than demolishing the structure and building anew.
ServicesBuilding Science & Enclosure Consulting
J. Eric Peterson, P.E., Principal, Chief Executive Officer