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West Virginia State Capitol Building - Structural Repairs to the Inner Dome
This presentation will provide an overview of the investigation, design, and construction of structural repairs to the historic ornamental cast-plaster Inner Dome at the West Virginia State Capitol Building. The Inner Dome was found to be constructed with coffers that were individually cast with gypsum plaster and coconut fiber reinforcement and mounted to a grid using plaster wads reinforced with coconut fiber. WDP performed material testing of the unique plaster components in order to evaluate the behavior of the Inner Dome through 3D finite element analysis. WDP identified deficiencies in the Inner Dome system and designed repairs to stabilize, support, strengthen, and monitor the Inner Dome that were coordinated with the project team to develop a detailed sequencing plan to execute the work.
Presented by: Jodi Knorowski, P.E., and Akshay Beniwal, WDP & Associates
Google Spruce Goose
Arup has transformed the Spruce Goose aircraft hangars built in 1940s and originally used by Howard Hughes into modern office accommodation. The presentation includes the structural design of the overall project and will mainly focus on the retrofit measures taken to bring this 1940s glulam hanger structure to code compliance, including 52 inch long screws, multi-tier buckling resisting braced frames and tie rods to control roof deformations.
Presented by: Patrick Noll, Arup
- Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education for the live session only.
- Each series registration is per person.
- This will be available as a recording, with no PDH attached.