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SEI Structures Day 2019 Award

We are proud to announce that the Gloversville Public Library project was selected as the Structural Engineering Project of the Year for the 2019 SEI Awards in the “Building Structures” category.

This year marked the 9th Annual Structures Day for the Mohawk Hudson Chapter of the Structural Engineering Institute. Several staff members attended the celebration for a day of PDH seminars, lunch, and an awards ceremony.

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis performed a structural investigation of the Gloversville Public Library to assess the physical condition of the major structural components of the building. The findings were incorporated into an overall condition report, which was used to develop a master plan for the building. Built circa 1904, the library is a two-story structure with wood-framed floors and roof, exterior load-bearing masonry walls, interior load-bearing stud walls and masonry walls, interior columns, and a basement. As a result of our observations, we provided structural engineering services relating to cleaning the exterior masonry façade for additional investigation and provided preliminary design for a future library addition. We also provided structural engineering services related to the restoration and support of the one-of-a-kind terra cotta entry structure, as well as design services for two building additions on the rear of the library: one for vertical circulation and one for staff offices. We also provided design for reinforcing to relocate library stacks during interior renovation work.

We are proud to have worked with Butler Rowland Mays Architects, LLP and Gloversville Public Library on this successful project.