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.