Registered as a historical landmark, the original Ka’ahumanu Congregational Church was built in 1876, and is still in use today. The building is experiencing severe structural wood termite decay, the steeple is leaning, and the floor framing and canopy are deteriorating. Erickson Structural was retained to diagnose the structural consequences of the wood decay, perform a structural evaluation of the building and propose structural remediation options. Where possible, remediation of seismic deficiencies identified during the evaluation will be included in the upcoming remediation project.
Visit http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/540869/The-Ka-ahumanu-Church-Wailuku-landmark.html to see an article published in the Maui News in September, 2010, regarding the church and the efforts to begin the remediation process. Also visit http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/568020/ to learn more about the fund-raising efforts for this project.