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Project: American University Washington College of Law

Project Details

  • Client: American University Washington College of Law
  • Project Size & Type: Structural Evaluation & Repair
  • Address: 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20016-8181
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Project Description

Size & Type of Project – Structural Evaluation & Repair

The Washington College of Law is a five story office building with a three story below grade parking garage. The building houses classrooms and administrative offices. The garage has two are elevated decks and one a ground supported slab. Framing components consist of mildly reinforced cast-in-place columns supporting mildly reinforced cast-in-place concrete elevated decks. The garage has approximately 300 parking spaces and consists of approximately 105,600 SF of which 70,400 SF are framed.

MCE Scope of Services - Prime A/E, Parking Consultant, & Structural Engineer of Record

Meyer Consulting Engineers was retained as the Prime A/E & Parking Consultant. Garage framing elements displayed structural deterioration such as cracks, spalls and falling concrete. Our services consisted of the following: (1) An existing condition survey to document the locations and different types of structural deterioration, (2) development of repair details for the different types of deterioration, (3) preparation of large scale repair plans and specifications, (4) bidding, (5) construction phase administration and (6) construction phase quality assurance including construction materials testing and inspection.

Cost & Schedule

The field survey & design work began on October 12, 2009 and was completed on November 23, 2009. The project was bid on December 4, 2009 and awarded on December 11, 2009. Construction repairs commenced on December 19, 2009 and proceeded around the clock 24hrs a day until completed on January 8, 2010 at a cost of $157,000.

Key MCE personnel included Michael A. Moran, III, P.E. (Principal Structural Engineer/Quality Assurance), Lawrence S. Nagielski, P.E. (Principal Structural Engineer/Production), Sanjoy Bose, P.E. (Senior Project Structural Engineer) and Charles Fountain (Structural Inspector).

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