Building Structural Strengthening and Recladding
The Central Square Bank facility had been a long-time Midtown eyesore. The buildings were originally developed in 1957 by legendary Texas oilman Glenn McCarthy but stood vacant for years. Instead of being demolished in typical Houston fashion, the buildings are being redeveloped into office and retail space. The facility consists of a 12-story building constructed in the late 1950s and a 1960 14-story building. The renovation includes the removal of the existing façade systems for installation of a new curtain wall system.
Walter P Moore was contracted to evaluate if the service load deflections on the existing structure, specifically at the perimeter slab edges, were able to structurally support the new curtain wall system. Walter P Moore performed an initial condition assessment of the building, provided design documents to address the strengthening requirements, and performed a peer review of the new curtain wall system to ensure quality and performance.