Award of Merit: Parking Structures Category
Structural Repairs and Waterproofing at 100 Haven Avenue Parking Garage and Terrace
Lincoln Park, New Jersey
Submitted by Infrastructure Repair Service, LLC
New York, NY
Lawless & Mangione
Infrastructure Repair Service, LLC
Lincoln Park, NJ
Repairs were executed in a 40-year-old, single-access, four-story parking garage with active occupancy and through traffic, tenant apartments above the garage, minimal access availability, and on a specific time schedule. A wide range of repair methods and materials were used on the project, ranging from the sophisticated (urethane roofing materials and flowable cement) to the steadfast (ready mix concrete and reinforcing steel). There were liquidated damage stipulations if the project did not meet the finish date. The project also posed the typical hurdles with an occupied garage (such as dust, noise, traffic control, ventilation, and deliveries in and out).
The repair program included, but was not limited to, partial- and full-depth structural repairs; overhead concrete repairs to beams, columns, and slabs; traffic-bearing waterproofing; expansion joints and cover plates; and epoxy crack injection. Column reinforcing/jacketing was implemented on 32 columns in one section of the garage. These existing columns were undersized for the occupancy and use of the garage, and had to be reinforced and jacketed on two sides. Terrace repairs included the demolition and removal of field stone and mortar bed, which served as the topping slab, and asphaltic waterproofing prior to urethane roofing system installation. In addition to the structural repairs, electrical and plumbing updates were also made. The electrical updates were done with energy efficiency in mind, using light-sensitive automatic switches and automatic motion-detector switches to have the lamps on only during active occupancy. Storm drain piping was replaced throughout the structure. Finally, the entire garage interior was painted to increase brightness and cleanliness.
The project began in October 2011 and concluded in March 2013. The project finished on schedule and under budget with regards to original quantities. There were no “time-lost accidents” during the 18-month project.