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The Waterfront Park Pavilion is out for bid! The structural design for the multi-use shelter at the freshly renovated Bainbridge Island Waterfront Park was awarded to our design team by Walker Macy and Patano Studio.

Lund Opsahl worked closely with Patano Studio to engineer fully concealed timber connections, highlighting the simplicity of the structure and the natural beauty of the wood itself. The back wall of the shelter is a translucent sliding panel that opens the pavilion up, allowing park goers to escape the northwest rains while still enjoying the views of beautiful Eagle Harbor.

 

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The first level of post-tensioning tendons are being placed for the Washington Place Hotel and Parking Garage.  By using a post-tensioned concrete slab, long spans were able to be achieved while maintaining a thin slab profile, maximizing the floor to ceiling heights of the building.

 

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Who says engineers can’t have fun? They certainly don’t work for us!  We sure enjoyed the Monster Jam.  Although, it’s still a mystery who coordinated the Lund Opsahl colors on the track!

 

The Daily Journal of Commerce just published an educational article, “Tips from an engineer on making your old building seismically sound,” where our very own Marjorie Lund enlightens building owners on the target areas for economical seismic upgrades in historic and unreinforced masonry buildings.

 

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Progress on the Washington Place Hotel and Parking Garage construction, is shown above. The concrete slab has been designed to span up to 29’ between columns to allow for a flexible floor layout according to the owner’s request.