Ballenger Creek Barn wins Excellence in Structural Enginering Award
Keast & Hood Co’s renovation of the Ballenger Creek Barn in Frederick, Md., took top honors in the Renovations Under $10 Million category of the 2010 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards.
The Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards are given annually by the Structural Engineers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC. This year’s ceremony took place Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel.
“This was an incredibly challenging project, technically, with an even more challenging budget. The project could not have been possible if not for our collaborative design-build relationship with Structural Preservation Systems,” said Keast & Hood Co. Principal, Matthew J. Daw, PE, LEED AP. The Ballenger Creek (Linton) Barn was an abandoned mid-18th Century fieldstone and timber-framed bank barn. Its extremely poor condition included partial collapse. Keast & Hood Co. performed a structural condition assessment and designed stabilization and immediate repairs for the barn. Temporary work involved internal shoring and external bracing of freestanding gable end walls to accommodate debris removal and permanent repairs. Using fully reversible repair techniques, the project reestablished the barn’s character pending future adaptive reuse.
The project was completed for Drees Homes in cooperation with Structural Preservation Systems.