Mayo Clinic Franklin Heating Station

Herzog Engineering assisted the Mayo Clinic install a new boiler at their Rochester Franklin Heating Station. The new boiler was too large to fit through existing openings in the building and a temporary opening in an existing wall was required. The new opening location had an existing column interference. This existing building column had to be temporarily removed while the boiler was installed. Herzog Engineering designed temporary shoring to support the building and allow the existing column to be removed. After the boiler was set in place, the temporary shoring was removed and the original column was put back in place. If you look close, you can see the column that was cut off at the top of the opening. The boiler was so large, even mobilization involved shutting down an entire street to get the huge piece of equipment into place.