Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG) Award

Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG) Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Murphy, Allen Morris, and Pierre Coiron of Stability Engineering for receiving a Merit Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG) in mid-April for work on the Historic Barn at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, Georgia). We provided structural design services, performed extensive non-destructive testing and analysis of the wood framing, and designed a custom steel frame to stabilize the barn structure. We also provided direction for securing the existing brick veneer and replacing the floor slab on grade. These methods allowed us to maintain the majority of the original wood structure, updating the historic barn while maintaining its antique charm and historic value.

The purpose of the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards is to recognize structural engineers in the state of Georgia who demonstrate a high caliber of creativity, dedication, innovation, and ingenuity in the work they perform. The architect for this project was Cooper Pierce from Jones Pierce Architects and the contractor was Gay Construction. Please join me in congratulating Chris, Allen, and Pierre.
(Take a look at the full Monastery portfolio)

Historic barn exterior during restoration 2, Historic Barn interior prior to restoration 3, Delamination of existing brick veneer 4, Scaffolding for testing and repair work 5, Repairs and improvements to wood roof trusses 6, Non-destructive testing of wood truss members 7, Restored wall and truss framing with new steel frame 8, Completed restoration of Historic Barn with custom steel frame 9, Historic Barn Exterior, Finished


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