The City of Piqua is considering roof replacement on the Hance Pavilion in Fountain Park and has requested an assessment
of the existing facility and in particular, the building structure. In the Fall of 2020, Darren Cook, structural engineer
with Jezerinac Geers, Mark Meek, electrical engineer with Nauman and Zelinski and Dan Freytag, architect with Freytag
and Associates conducted a site visit of the facility.
The pavilion is approximately 100 years old and was built as an open-air performing arts/concert venue with stage, dressing
rooms and sloped audience seating area. Construction is cast in place concrete perimeter walls and columns with wood
and steel interior columns supporting wood roof trusses with sloped top chord and large cupola structure over audience
seating area. An attached structure behind the stage includes dressing and back stage support rooms. Construction of this
space is masonry bearing wall with sloping wood roof joist and masonry parapet walls.
The following report is organized by Immediate Priority, Priority and Other Needs/Considerations. Immediate Priority
needs are items of work that are necessary or recommended for roof replacement. Priority needs are items of work, although
not necessary for roofing work, are conditions that should be addressed in near future. Other Needs/Considerations
are enhancements to make pavilion usage more viable and can be completed at a later date. The opinion of cost for work
is a ‘range of magnitude cost’ for use in preparing an immediate and/or long-term budget to repair/rehabilitate the Hance
The assessment report by Freytag & Associates Inc. can be accessed by clicking the link below.