The Masonry Society presented the first Haller Award in 1993 to VSL Corporation for their seismic renovation of the Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, California. VSL Corporation used a unique system of inserting and applying new post-tensioned tendons into the buttresses of the church to provide greater seismic safety. The photographs show various aspects of the project in the planning and renovation stages.
About The Masonry Society
Formed in 1977, The Masonry Society (TMS) is an educational, scientific, and technical society dedicated to the advancement of scientific, engineering, architectural, and construction knowledge of masonry.
The Society is a not-for-profit, membership driven organization that gathers, correlates, and disseminates information for the improvement of the design, construction, manufacture, use, and maintenance of masonry products and structures.
As part of these efforts, TMS develops standards, guides, and other resources, educates through seminars, workshops, conferences, and collaborates with the construction industry, design profession and other leaders desiring to see a better and more resilient built environment.