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Award of Merit: High-Rise Category

Point Brittany 6 Condominium Restoration
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St. Petersburg, Florida

Submitted by CPT of Florida, Inc.

Point Brittany 6 Condominium

Point Brittany 6 Condominium
St. Petersburg, Florida

Project Engineer/

Karins Engineering 
Group, Inc.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Repair Contractor
Structural Preservation Systems, Inc.
Sarasota, Florida

Material Suppliers/

CPT of Florida, Inc.
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Matcor, Inc.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Point Brittany 6 is a classic example of an aging 30-year old Florida condominium that needed major repairs on its 30,000 square feet of balconies. The guardrails on the balconies were constructed of pre-cast reinforced concrete elements and were a significant architectural element of the building. In 1996, a major restoration project included the addition of welded steel stanchions to improve the support of the pre-cast guardrail system. During that repair, a penetrating waterproofing agent was also applied to the balcony slabs. In 2003, the Board hired an engineer to survey the ongoing balcony and guardrail damage. They determined that the existing pre-cast concrete guardrails could not be repaired and should be replaced.

Because this was the second major restoration project in just a few years, the Board investigated using impressed current cathodic protection as a more permanent means of protecting the reinforced concrete balcony slabs. The concrete restoration and balcony waterproofing portion of the work would be around $800,000 if it was a traditional chip and patch repair and waterproofing project. The incremental cost of the impressed current cathodic protection system was approximately $110,000. Using the current cost of repair as a lower bound for the likely cost of repairs in the next likely repair cycle, the Board determined that the incremental cost of the impressed current cathodic system would be a good investment.

The entire project included repair of deteriorated pre-cast window sills, deteriorated stucco, reinforced concrete repair, installation of the cathodic protection system, waterproofing of the building envelope and replacement of all perimeter handrails with a welded aluminum system. To date, this is one of the largest high rise residential buildings on the west coast of Florida to install an impressed current cathodic protection system (ICCP).

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