Geographic areas known for their culture and history are seeing a movement toward bringing outdated, abandoned, and dilapidated structures back to life. These include multi-level, residential, and industrial structures, as well as small neighborhoods and individual residences. Over time the beneficial use and ambiance of these classic buildings has been lost. With a recent boom in inter-city dwelling and redevelopment, these structures are prime targets to be brought back to life and once again be part of the rich history of the cities we work and live in.
This presentation will highlight several projects in the New Orleans area that have been resurrected and undergone major redevelopment. Terracon will present a discussion of the environmental and engineering challenges that arise with these projects, and how a team approach with the architect, engineer and environmental consultant can work together to maneuver through a complex field of regulations, construction, and engineering steps to reach the finished project. These projects are representative of the possibilities that await in many cities throughout the U.S.