REHABILITATING A HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT RAMADA
Heritage Park in Marana, AZ contains a historically significant ramada. In 2019, a structural firm assessed the structure and determined it to be a hazard to the public and in need of rehabilitation. The Town of Marana contracted Dibble to evaluate, design, and provide post-design services for rehabilitation of the timber ramada.
The ramada is a wood-framed open structure consisting of round timber posts that support round timber girders and beams. Dibble conducted an initial structural assessment to assess the applied loading effect to the structural members, connections, and foundation. Due to the ramada’s historical value, Dibble coordinated with the town building official to approve all rehabilitation improvements to safely reopen the ramada and validate repair options that would not significantly affect the ramada’s original aesthetics and configuration.
Based on the structural assessment, Dibble prepared final structural construction repair plans and specifications, which included final structural calculations, quantities, and specifications. Dibble also provided post-design phase services including structural administration and structural special inspection.