After years of flooding, the owners of this 1920s yacht club decided to lift the structure and repair the existing foundations and first floor structure. During design, Superstorm Sandy occurred and further damaged the existing structure. The project team then revised the design to raise the structure more than ten feet, surpassing the new FEMA flood elevation.
Executing this design involved threading steel through the 110 foot by 65 foot historic building to support the structure as it was lifted, separated from its old foundations, and temporarily relocated on the site. Once the construction team had installed new pile foundations, they returned the existing building to its original location. The scope of work on this project also included renovating the existing structure and building an adjacent new addition.