Earthquake retrofit & historic restoration saves building.

squatters pub showing fire damage
Before
During
After

Problem vs solution:

  • Past fire damage left the top two stories structurally unstable.
  • The owner wished to preserve the historic look and feel inside and outside.
  • To preserve the look of the masonry walls, the interior of the building received a translucent glass fiber system.
  • HJ3 Civil™ carbon and glass fiber strengthening systems increased the historic building’s in-plane and out-of-plane strength.
  • The building was brought up to meet the required seismic codes.
  • This project received an award for “Best Historic Restoration” in 2008.
  • The building looks the same today as when the installation was completed.

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