Last week, CVM Project Engineer Mark Yerges, PE spoke at a breakfast seminar sponsored by the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers (DVASE). His presentation, entitled “Shoring Design for Existing High Rise Structure,” focused on a very unique CVM shoring project that was given the Outstanding Project Award in the category of “Other Structures Under $5 Million” at DVASE’s 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards.
This project required a creative structural solution to jack up two failed concrete transfer beams supporting 31 stories of residential construction above without shoring directly to ground. The transfer beams are located above a 60-foot high atrium with multiple levels of underground parking below, eliminating the option of shoring directly to ground. CVM worked hand-in-hand with the George Young Company to shore and actively jack up the failed transfer beams, allowing for a permanent external post-tension reinforcing solution to be installed.
Please see CVM’s website for more information on the project. Great job, Mark!