Sainte Marie Among the Hurons Museum Building

TOWN OF
MIDLAND


 

 

AWARD
SERVICE EXCELLENCE
AND OUTSTANDING
CONTRIBUTION,
CBRE SOUTH REGION


 

The existing foundation wall for the Sainte Marie Among the Hurons museum building was constructed in 1967 to support the curtain wall above, and to retain the soil below, an adjacent patio. The untreated wood foundation wall had been exposed to years of moisture cycling and was suffering significant rot.

The presence of standing water throughout the working area meant design options were limited. Corrective work needed to be complete within 4 weeks from the initial assessment and thus, Tatham Engineering worked with area contractors to finalize a feasible design. This included pressure treated wood beams to support the lateral soil pressure and gravity loads while composite deck boards retained the soils.

SERVICES

  • foundation design & assessment
  • construction inspection
  • contract administration