The exterior wall of this elementary school sustained significant structural damage due to vehicle impact. Fortunately the children were in a different part of the school at the time of the collision.
Within 2 hours of the accident, Grgas engineers were on site to perform a condition assessment of the structure at the impact zone as well adjacent areas. Verbal instructions were given to the insurance company’s contractor at the site to install temporary shoring to reinstate the structural integrity and ensure roof support.
Repair recommendations were provided by the end of the day. Repairs were expedited, the completed work was reviewed and the structure was made safe enough to put that school room back into service.