Founded in 1887 by US Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church in the US. As a result of the Mineral, Virginia earthquake in August 2011 and associated aftershocks, a number of historic buildings throughout the campus sustained varying degrees of damage.
Engineering staff with Structura were retained by the University to assess 28 buildings originally built between 1888-1958. The level of damage varied from building to building based on the original construction method and date. Structura is currently providing structural engineering services for the design of the most severely damaged buildings on campus, which include Caldwell Hall, McMahon Hall, the John K. Mullen Library and the Hartke Theater. Also included within the scope are additional repairs and renovations.