National Guard Armory Buildings

MA

Market: Government

Client

Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance

Completion

2012
National Guard Armory Buildings
National Guard Armory Buildings
National Guard Armory Buildings

During February 2011, heavy snowfall with a sustained period of below-freezing temperatures resulted in significant snow accumulation in the northeast United States. SGH investigated reported fractures in glue-laminated (glulam) timber roof beams at three different armory buildings that occurred within hours. After overseeing emergency shoring of the fractured beams, SGH designed permanent repairs to restore the strength of the damaged beams.