REINFORCEMENTS OF EXISTING STRUCTURES
Many existing facilities require a structural modification
to be able to meet the current building requirements. Dajon
Associates performs a variety of structural reinforcements
which strengthen and enhance the existing roof system.
The allowable stress in tension was reduced
around 1970. This reduction had an impact on both laminated
members and solid members. From a theoretical standpoint,
most bottom chord sections in modified bow string trusses were deemed to be overstressed. This theoretical
reality encompasses many other structural members beside trusses.
Dajon continues to work with various owners to identify these
theoretical problems before they become practical problems
and threaten a business interruption.