Probing the Past

by Roy P. Keslin, (M.ASCE), Tabor Engineers, Denver, Colo.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 8, Pg. 35-37

Document Type: Feature article


In Denver, Colorado, 12 buildings of an old abandoned brewery complex were to be renovated into a 270,000 sq ft shopping, entertainment and restaurant complex. Rather than conduct a thorough structural investigation before actual design began, the structural engineers did a four-stage investigation that coincided with preparation of contract documents and construction. This required full cooperation between owner, architect, engineer, and contractor. Time and money were saved because the buildings did not have to be opened up solely for investigation.

Subject Headings: Renovation | Structural design | Contracts | Construction management | Owners | Architects | Contractors and subcontractors | Colorado | United States | Denver

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