Location: Sarasota, FL
Engineer: Karins Engineering Group
Project Duration: ???
In late June 2010, the Dolphin Tower was evacuated after the 4th floor transfer slab, which supports 117 residential units in the tower above, suffered major shear cracking. Immediately, emergency shoring was installed to carry the loads of the tower columns directly down to the building foundation in order to supplement and relieve the damaged transfer slab. In April 2014, after three years of investigation, design, and contract negotiation, a building permit was issued and CP&R crews were able to start the required structural repairs. The structural repair portion of the project was completed on schedule and under budget.