PORTFOLIO > Seismic > Cascade Middle School  
 


KGA - Kramer, Gehlen Associates, structural engineering KGA - Kramer, Gehlen Associates, structural engineering
The 'before and after' results of the Cascade Middle School modernation and seismic rehabilitation project.

(Photos courtesy of Northwest Architectural Company)

KGA KGA

Challenge: The building’s concrete walls were perforated with windows resulting in significantly reduced wall strength. The challenge was to find ways to strengthen the walls without detracting from the building's fenestration.

Solution: Performance-based analysis was used to simulate various loads and stresses to determine the minimum number of windows.  Resulting voids were filled by an epoxy fiber coating.

backnext

KGA
KGA - Kramer, Gehlen Associates, structural engineering
     



Kramer Gehlen & Associates
400 Columbia St, Suite 240
Vancouver, WA 98660-3413

Vancouver: 360-693-1621 Portland: 503-289-2661 Fax: 360-696-1572

privacy, copyright & credits