UVA Chemistry Department Library, Failure Investigation & Repair, Charlottesville, VA
WDP was retained by the University to serve as a third party independent engineer to review the failure of the underpinning system and design repairs for the library roof system. The structure is an existing one story 2,500 sq. ft. library serving the Chemistry Department and was constructed with cast-in-place concrete load bearing walls and a precast, pre-stressed concrete single tee roof system. WDP directed the site investigation and managed the structural evaluation of the underpinning system and eventual repair design for the library. WDP also performed field testing and assisted in developing the conceptual design of the repairs.