Hardlines Design Company (HDC) was contracted to complete a historic structures report, building assessment, and restoration plan for the McAlester MSHA Field Office Building, a circa 1909 mining building, taken over in 1914 by the Bureau of Mines, and currently owned by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
HDC reviewed and reported on the historical context that gives this building its importance in Oklahoma’s mining history. HDC then provided an interior and exterior conditions assessment of the building with input from local structural, civil, mechanical, and plumbing engineers. The project also included meeting with the tenants to program the facility to accommodate current and future laboratory, staff, and equipment storage needs.
Work included facility stabilization and ADA accessibility for both the building and the site. A conceptual design study was developed for the continued use of the building as federal offices, with all other building deficiencies, maintenance needs, and life safety code issues addressed. This information was captured in a detailed cost estimate that provides some redevelopment alternatives for consideration.