Somerville West Branch Library Renovations
Architect: designLAB Architects
Structural Engineering for the $10M renovations to the existing library space built in the early 1900’s and a new addition containing a basement, entry and reading room. The seismic upgrade on the building consists of tying the load bearing unreinforced masonry walls to the wood floor structure using wood blocking and ledgers with Hilti post-installed seismic anchors. This included pullout test for the anchors conducted by Hilti to verify the strength of the connections.
- Completed 2021 –