Wimbledon Square Apartments
Several apartment units on the first and second floors of the Wimbledon Square Apartments, located in Portland, Oregon, were entirely destroyed as the result of a fire. Damages included the structural roof framing, supporting wall framing, floor framing, architectural finishes, fire rated assemblies and appliances. However, less than 50% of the building area had been damaged by the fire, therefore a building-wide mandatory seismic upgrade was not required by the City of Portland. Damaged framing or components of the lateral force-resisting system were designed to comply with current building codes. Erickson Structural personnel performed site visits to observe and document the structural damage and then provided structural engineering design for the recommended repairs of the fire-damaged portions of the structure.