After a fire broke out and ravaged the main club house at the Annapolis Yacht club, plans were made for a massive rebuild of the historic property. F&R was brought on board the project to provide construction materials testing and special inspection services. The reconstruction included a new two-story addition and exterior and interior renovations. The main focus of the reconstruction was to update the building while continuing its history of serving as a key feature on the water front.
The detailed and extensive F&R scope of inspection services included the following:
Deep Foundations: The helical pier installation was monitored by a senior level technician to record the tip embedment depths and the torque resistance during the drilling process. In addition, F&R monitored the proof tests performed on 10% of the production piles to verify testing procedures and deflection measurements.
Concrete Formwork: Concrete formwork inspection that included: inspecting erected formwork size and geometry to ensure that work is in accordance with approved contract documents.
Cast-in-place Concrete: During placement, the concrete was monitored for slump, air content, and temperature of the concrete. In addition, concrete samples were collected and compressive strength test specimens were cast for testing.
Foundation Water Proofing: F&R provided a staff engineer to provide observational inspections of the application of the water proofing materials by others. F&R evaluated the installation of the water proofing system for general compliance with the project specifications and the product manufacture’s recommendations.
Structural Steel: Structural steel inspection and testing services were performed by a certified steel inspector that included: checking assembly for completeness and alignment, inspecting and testing all main stress carrying elements, and checking field-welded connections for workmanship and quality.
Welding: F&R provided verifications of welder certifications and spot visual inspections of welds.
Steel Deck: Deck inspection and testing services were performed by a certified steel inspector that included checking welds and metal decking for workmanship and quality.
Masonry: Masonry testing and inspection services that included inspections of reinforcing steel, grout and mortar sampling, compressive strength testing, and reporting of test results.
Air Barrier / New Skin: F&R provided an AABA certified contractor to perform Air Barrier testing services on assembled materials, as requested by the contractor.
Roofing and Glazing Systems: F&R provided a staff engineer to provide observation inspections of the installation of insulation, sheathing, glazing systems, and roofing materials by others. F&R also evaluated the installation of the various system materials for general compliance with the project specifications and the products manufacturer’s recommendations.