Historical Truss Reinforcement

Iron Mountain, MI – This unique project which partnered with Blomquist Architects required reinforcement of existing 100 year old steel trusses with rivetted connections. AKRO performed a conservative design based on historical rivet and steel strengths to provide a reinforcement design capable of almost doubling the capacity of the trusses. The final design allowed the client to utilize the roof space as an outdoor event/assembly area and keep the existing parking garage space below. FEA analysis along with traditional design methods such as the Whitmore section allowed for member and connection reinforcement utilizing addition of plate, new braces, and increased connection strengths.

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