Award of Merit - Renovation/Restoration

Bank of Washington is the oldest and largest independently owned bank in Franklin County, Missouri.

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Running out of space, the owner was faced with a decision to move out of historic downtown Washington or find a solution for gaining more space in a land-locked location.

After evaluating the options with the design team, the owner decided to stay downtown.

Working with the City of Washington, HBD was allowed to close part of Main Street and covert it into a one way road that allowed enough room to drill the piers and erect the steel necessary to support the addition.

In addition, another bordering street was closed during the erection of the girders and then reopened.

Another challenge was faced when the adjacent soil began to swell due to its unstable characteristics and significantly raised the subgrade.

A subcontractor changed the design to include a poured concrete pier, thus minimizing the disturbance to the adjacent soil and avoiding further disruption to the adjacent structures.

Key Players

Developer/Owner: Bank of Washington, Washington, Mo.
GC: HBD Contracting Inc., St. Louis
Architect: Bauer & Associates Architects, St. Louis
Civil Engineer: Sterling Engineering, Elmhurst, Ill.
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers, St. Louis
MEP Engineer: CE Jarrell Mechanical Contractors, Earth City, Mo.