Civil and Structural Engineering

Casey Middle School Facade Retention

The Casey Middle School Design Advisory Team decided to build a new replacement school that saved two prominent brick masonry walls from the original 1924 building. JVA’s structural team collaborated with Anderson Hallas in assessing the existing masonry and developing a cost-effective means to temporarily shore the walls to facilitate demolition of the interior concrete and wood framed building. Three-story walls would have to be temporarily shored to withstand 130 mph winds during demolition and construction for a six-month period. The completed structural frame would provide permanent support to these walls, but the connections needed to allow for differential movement.

Location: Boulder, CO

Budget: $24.7M

Square Feet: 106,500