McMenamins Tavern and Pub Expansion, NW 23rd Avenue
Erickson Structural personnel provided structural engineering design to expand the first floor of an early 1900’s-era, two-story, wood-framed building to accommodate the growth of this popular structure. Erickson Structural personnel performed exploratory testing with the contractor to expose the structure, determine existing conditions, and develop as-built drawings. Erickson Structural personnel worked closely with the City of Portland to incorporate required seismic upgrades, and to identify voluntary upgrades that could be performed cost-effectively while the walls, ceilings and floors were open and accessible during renovation. Original construction documents were not available, requiring exploratory testing to expose the existing structure, determine existing conditions, and develop as-built drawings.