This project involved the construction of a new Federal Courthouse complex in Lynchburg, which encompassed the adaptive re-use of a historic downtown school building, built in 1915, as part of the “new” office complex. NFA provided full structural engineering design services for the new portion of the work, as well as field investigation and load rating/evaluation of the existing building that was re-used as a part of the office complex.
The new construction consisted of a 64,000 square feet, 5-story steel frame building with masonry walls. This addition was connected to a 23,500 square foot, 3-story, renovated schoolhouse. NFA provided the structural design and detail drawings for the new foundations, piers, elevator sump pits, stairwells, 16’ retaining walls, brick, masonry unit walls, concrete walls, grade beams, slab-on-grade, floor and roof framing and slab decking in the new and existing buildings, depressed floor slabs, connecting ramps, loading dock with leveler pits. A U.S. Post Office was also part of this project.