Retail Renovations (Available only in Structures Special Issue)

by Abdol Haghayeghi, Principal; Weidlinger Associates, 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1996, Vol. 66, Issue 5, Pg. 10A-12A

Document Type: Feature article


As stores change ownership and retailers establish outlets in older urban buildings, renovation and rebuilding of stores is a national trend--and a growing business niche for structural engineering firms. Each retail business develops its own formula in the struggle to attract customers, almost guaranteeing that the needs of a new retail tenant will differ from those of the previous tenant. This is a job for a structural engineer, who closes openings and creates new ones, adds and/or removes existing mezzanines and stairways, and renovates existing facade systems. The article describes several retail renovation projects in recent years, including both malls constructed within the last decade and older urban buildings converted to new retail uses.

Subject Headings: Renovation

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