7980 Tar Bay Dr, Jessup, MD 20794 Column Repair

Project Description

The warehouse located at 7980 Tar Bay Dr. in Jessup, MD, had a structural concern identified in specific columns. To address this issue, Clipper Construction undertook a critical column repair project in the warehouse. The one-story, pre-engineered metal building measuring 839 ft in length, 250 ft in width, and 31.17 ft in height underwent this repair project to ensure the safety and reliability of the warehouse.

The project involved two main methods of repair. For columns with severe flange deflections exceeding one inch, a complete replacement strategy was applied. To ensure stability during the process, the roof framing was first carefully supported. Then, the damaged sections were taken out and replaced with high-strength steel sections, along with new base plates, anchor bolts, and strategically placed one-inch steel plates welded to the undamaged portions of the existing columns.

For columns with less significant deflections, a steel plate reinforcement approach was used. One-inch steel plates were welded onto these columns in strategic positions, greatly improving their structural integrity and ensuring their continued ability to bear the designated loads. This approach provided a time- and cost-effective solution for columns with less severe damage.

9821 Fallard Ct, Upper Marlboro, MD, Column Repair

Project Description

The column repair project at 9821 Fallard Ct, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, an operational warehouse, addresses structural damage caused by forklifts. Clipper Construction has undertaken the task of repairing the damaged columns. The project involves the removal of concrete encasements, replacement of the affected columns, and reinforcement of the damaged areas using steel plates.

The main goal of the project was to rectify damages inflicted by forklifts on the warehouse columns. The structural repair was conducted with great care to ensure the safety and strength of the facility’s infrastructure. The scope of work included replacing entire columns that showed flange deflections of more than 1 inch. To achieve this, damaged columns were supported with shoring and new W10x49 beams were carefully installed while retaining existing base plates and anchor bolts. The new columns were securely affixed to the existing base plates using welding techniques to ensure structural stability and longevity.

For the remaining columns that required reinforcement, concrete encasement was removed and bottom flange deflections were carefully assessed. These columns were then reinforced using steel plates to make them more structurally sound and prevent future damage. Clipper Construction successfully executed these repair strategies which helped restore the warehouse’s structural integrity, ensuring a safe working environment for personnel and safeguarding operations.