JOIN is an organization that reintegrates the homeless into home ownership. The organization owns a 2 story concrete building constructed in 1958. The building required a seismic upgrade as part of a remodeling project. Cascade Engineering provided a preliminary evaluation of the concrete shear and bearing walls and the connections to the wood roof and floor framing. Deficiencies were identified and Cascade presented the owner with design options to correct them. Finally, Cascade provided construction plans for City permitting and worked with the contractor during construction.
Location: Portland, Oregon