Old Stoney Preservation Plan
American Structurepoint assisted the historical preservation architect in conducting an in-depth evaluation of the historic Old Stoney building. Our forensic engineers also helped with the creation of a preservation plan along with specifically identified repairs needed to stabilize and preserve the building for continued use by the City of Frankfort and The Frankfort History Museum.
Our engineering firm’s portion of the project consisted of evaluation and analysis of the building structure and the civil/site features of the property. The structural system of the building consisted of stone-veneered, multi-wythe masonry exterior mass-bearing walls and unreinforced brick and clay tile masonry interior bearing and partition walls, as well as wood-framed partition walls. The floor structure varied in different locations within the building, consisting of wood joists supported by masonry walls and structural steel beams in the rooms throughout the building and museum area on the second level, and reinforced concrete slabs supported by structural steel and reinforced concrete joists or beams in the corridors. The roof structure consisted of a wood post and beam framing system with dimensional wood rafters and wood plank roof decking and steel trusses spanning the center of the building to support a flat roof area adjacent to three large skylights.