SEAM Meeting: Renovating the Boston Public Library Johnson Building

SEAM will be hosting a dinner meeting detailing the recent renovations to the Boston Public Library.

Major renovations to an iconic building can create substantial structural challenges, particularly when the building remains occupied during construction. The recent transformation of the Boston Public Library by William Rawn Associates opens up the Johnson Building to be inviting to library users and improves the connectivity between the Johnson and McKim Buildings.

The structural scope included the removal of an existing mezzanine to create a grand two-story lobby along Boylston Street, replacement of a portion of a 7-story column for the installation of a new glass elevator and removing a segment of a masonry bearing wall to create a missing link between the Johnson and McKim Buildings.

Key to the success of the transformation of the BPL Johnson Building was the early and continued coordination between the architect, engineer, contractor and specialty construction engineer. The project is featured in this month’s Structure magazine with a follow-up article slated for next month’s edition. This presents a great opportunity to hear about the project first hand.

DATE: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Nathan C. Roy, P.E. is an Associate at LeMessurier and teaches at the Boston Architectural College. Nathan was the project manager for LeMessurier, the Structural Engineer of Record for the BPL transformation.

Ethan A. Rhile, P. E. is a Senior Associate with Becker Structural Engineers, Inc. Ethan was the project manager acting as the Specialty Shoring Structural Engineer for the BPL transformation.

Embassy Suites Portland
1050 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102

1.5 PDH will be awarded

$40 for SEAM members, $60 for non-members

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Registration/ Social
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Presentation

RSVP: by noon Friday, September 21, 2018


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