Parlor Porch Truss Rehabilitation
This project involved the completion of a comprehensive structural condition assessment of the existing Parlor porch truss that is located at the east side of the Central Building at the historic Mohonk Mountain House. The initial structural condition assessment was completed in the Fall of 2012. The truss structure supports the parlor porch as well as two additional floor levels and the roof structure of the timber framed hotel building. The truss spans approximately 90-feet across the waters of Lake Mohonk. As a result of the structural condition assessment it was determined that numerous truss members and connections were in need of structural rehabilitation to address problems such as severe steel deterioration and a failing paint system. Structural repairs were made to the end bottom chord and end diagonal members, on each end of the truss, as well as numerous other truss framing components and their connections. A complex system of temporary shoring was used to facilitate temporary shoring of the truss while structural components could be replaced. Truss deflection and load levels were closely monitored each day during the course of construction. During construction, the Parlor Porch remained operational. The project was successfully completed in the Spring of 2016.