Project Description

Tecoya Dormitory D Employee Housing Roof and Structural Repairs

In 1928 the Interior Department approved plans for four dormitories, a heating plant, and a laundry in the Tecoya Dorm area, designated for Curry employee housing, and for 17 bungalows at the Ahwahnee. Tecoya Dorm D was one of those dormitories that were constructed the following year. While replacing the roof in 2010, significant damage due to a previous fire was discovered that affected approximately 20% of the roof area. Provost & Pritchard was hired to evaluate the damage and determine a course of action to repair the roof. During that evaluation it was determined that there were a couple of deficiencies in the structure that needed to be repaired. An addition to the third floor to install a restroom had not been properly framed to carry the load resulting in a sag in the floor of 1.5 inches. A beam was added to carry this load after lifting the wall to remove the sag. Additionally, a change in framing in the middle of the building created a weak spot under the hallway wall that was carrying the roof load. This resulted in the failure of a beam in the crawl space. The beam was replaced, and additional foundations added to carry this load.

Project Details

LOCATION

Yosemite National Park,
California

ARCHITECT

Delaware North Corporation, Inc.

SERVICE CATEGORIES

Report/Study

Structural