Bowling Alley in Virginia

A heavy snowstorm caused the collapse of several bowstring trusses in this bowling facility. Emergency shoring was installed by Dajon Associates of Hackensack, NJ and we were hired to design the necessary repairs. The broken bottom chords were removed and replaced with LVL members that were the same size. (Laminated Veneer Lumber, or LVL, is fabricated with wood and glue and is much stronger than the original solid wood members.) Steel tie rods were added to all of the trusses so the building would be safe during the next heavy snowstorm.