Concrete Protection & Restoration


Foxhall Square Garage Post-Tensioned Cable Repair And Replacement


Abstract

Foxhall Square is a large medical office building with retail space located in northwest Washington, DC. Parking for tenants and patrons of this facility is provided in a 325-space parking garage that is adjacent to the office building. The garage was built in 1972 and features post-tensioned con- struction in the parking deck slabs.

This article, which ran in the Concrete repair Bulletin May/June 2013 issue, outlines the steps taken to complete the project to repair and replace the post tensioned cables in the parking garage, from project evaluation through execution and completion, with a discussion regarding project challenges, and the value of team collaboration.

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Pentagon Renovations-Exterior Wall Repair and Interior Structural Repair


Abstract

The Pentagon Renovation is a 10-year project that will restore or replace all building system components. Concrete repair, both interior and exterior, is a fundamental and necessary part of the renovation. PENREN, the governing agency for the renovations, has dictated that these repairs must last 50 years. Therefore, the repair program needs to take into consideration a protection system designed to resist damage for the next 50 years.

This article, which ran in the Concrete repair Bulletin November/December 2009 issue, outlines the steps taken to complete the project, from field investigation, through execution and completion. Some of the unique challenges of the project are also discussed.

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George Washington University Ross Hall Façade Restoration


Abstract

The purpose of this project was to investigate and repair the cast-in-place concrete façade of the Walter G. Ross Hall at George Washington University. The Walter G. Ross Hall was officially completed on July 1, 1973. The seven-story concrete structure houses the teaching and laboratory facilities for the student and administrative offices for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School of Public Health and Health Services, and the Vice President for Health Affairs.

The exterior façade of Ross Hall indicated severe concrete distress, which posed structural as well as life safety concerns. Overtime the structural damage became visible on a majority of the façade elevations. Through field investigation and concrete testing it was induced, among other things, that the biggest cause of the deterioration could be attributed to poor concrete cover over the reinforcing steel.

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National Archives and Record Administration Installation of Self-Closing Flood Barriers and Loading Dock Turntable Removal and Structural Slab Repairs


Abstract

Recognizing a tremendous opportunity to participate in a project focused ultimately on the preservation of some of the nations most cherished and priceless archived documents, the project inspired both feelings of pride and anxiety due to the importance of the assignment. The installation of self-closing flood barriers would need to proceed flawlessly and would require strict adherence to schedule, budget and the client's expectations.

By way of background, the National Archives and Records Administration - NARA - was established in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt, for the purpose of preserving records deemed important to all citizens.

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Safety Policy Development


Abstract

This article, by Charles J. Brienza, CHST, the Safety Director with Concrete Protection & Restoration, discusses the process for developing and implementing a simple, concise, effectively written safety policy that will provide your people with a tool to help keep them safe at a job site.

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Practical Training Overview for the Construction Industry


Abstract

This article, by Charles J. Brienza, CHST, the Safety Director with Concrete Protection & Restoration, discusses the steps that should be taken when creating a training program for new employees, with an emphasis on safety training.

In addition to discussing training topics to be covered, the paper also includes material about how training should be implemented so that employees can learn without distraction and retain the information presented.

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