TFMoran Structural Engineers continue to work closely with Maugel Architects and construction manager Dellbrook JKS on the renovation of Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, MA as the project approaches its planned completion this June. The 45,000 square foot renovation project consists of a substantial redesign and expansion of the existing clubhouse. The finishes were removed to expose existing structural elements. Extensive structural modifications were completed to accommodate the new design.
The existing building was originally constructed in the 1960’s and was comprised of a steel framed main level and a wood trussed roof system. Subsequent projects in the 1970’s, 80’s, 90s’ and early 2000’s included additions comprised of a variety of building materials including conventional wood framing, steel and concrete. Renovations to these framing systems included relocation of columns, miscellaneous repairs, and upgrades to the lateral force resisting system to resist wind and seismic forces.
The project also includes 15,000 square feet of additions to the structure. The most notable additions to the structure house the new ballroom, exterior deck space and a large three season porch. Both spaces include vaulted ceilings. The ballroom features architecturally exposed steel roof trusses. The steel trusses were designed with conventional steel shapes for efficiency, constructability and architectural aesthetics. The trusses support energy efficient structural insulated panels. The panels are factory-built and comprised of structural wood sheathing and rigid foam insulation. The roof structure is supported on a steel frame with a steel and concrete framed floor below. This framing provides lateral support to the existing building as well as the new addition.
The project has endured the inherent challenges of a renovation of this scale. The main building frame is complete and exterior decks continue to progress. The design and construction teams continue to collaborate to provide a safe, efficient and durable building structure for the club to enjoy for many years to come.