Existing conditions lacking structural integrity.
Working with a structure built in the 1950s, The Ridgeview Behavioral Hospital project would present multiple challenges not typically seen in new construction. The first challenge arose during plumbing rough-in at the second floor for the new patient restrooms. The combination of existing slab openings and penetrations from previous years, along with the new core drills for the new plumbing rough-in presented structural concerns – concerns of weakening of the existing elevated slab.
A solid approach.
To begin addressing the concerns of the structural engineer, we provided a field survey of the existing slab openings and our new core drill layout accompanied with slab imaging to identify structural components within the existing slab. Adjustments had to be made for the new core drill layout to avoid contact with the rebar as well as potential weakening of the slab. Based on the survey we provided the engineer, he was able to perform proper calculations to determine and confirm the structural integrity of the overall slab. The structural engineer also provided rebar dowel detail to address existing slabs openings and penetrations.
Carroll Daniel showed great leadership and performed well under challenges of fast paced schedule and existing conditions. The project was completed on time and on budget, and our organization was very pleased with Carroll Daniel's performance, communication during the project, and flexibility to address any challenges that arose during construction.
Miro PetrovicExecutive Vice PresidentUS HealthVest, LLC