Quirk Hotel

The Quirk Hotel project involved converting a largely abandoned 100 year old midrise building and turning it into Richmond’s premier boutique hotel. Specifically, the project involved gutting and then rebuilding and strengthening a 43,855sf midrise building that had originally been built in 1916 as a dry goods store.

Froehling & Robertson, Inc. provided all required construction materials testing during this project. Some of the services provided included:

  • Soils/Controlled Fill: Observing proof rolling operations of the building, parking, and roadway subgrades prior to and following the placement of structural fill and/or base stone.
  • Foundation Subgrades: Evaluating the bearing at the bottom of footing excavations prior to the placement of foundation concrete.
  • Cast-in-Place Concrete: Sampling structural concrete and performing field tests that include temperature, slump, air content, and the casting of compressive strength test specimens. Prior to concrete placements, we observed the reinforcing steel to evaluate compliance with the contract documents.
  • Masonry: Field and laboratory testing of masonry materials prior to and during the masonry phase of construction.
  • Structural Steel and Light Gage Metal Framing: Performing field observation related to structural steel, welding, bolted connections, and steel joists.