Supporting Exterior Walls

Alumni Hall Renovation
The renovation of Alumni Hall will involve complete removal and replacement of interior floors. Because the floors are tied into the walls, temporary steel structures — not unlike the “flying buttresses” in Gothic cathedrals — will support the east and west walls for the time between removal and replacement of the floors. Above, footings were excavated for concrete bases of the steel buttresses.
Alumni Hall Renovation - Exterior Wall Support
Alumni Hall Renovation - Exterior Wall SupportBelow, an ironworker welds the exterior beams.Alumni Hall Renovation - Exterior Wall Support