This beautiful lakeside condominium complex was built in the 1960's. While some aspects of the building's age add a unique retro flair and character to the complex, other signs of wear were causing safety hazards. In particular the buildings' 33 concrete staircases. They were literally crumbling under people's feet. The condo association and the owners of the units were looking at a huge liability issue. Several tenants were threatening to sue. Interestingly the stairs were not up to current building codes.
Two major issues affected the scope of this project:
1. The staircases were not built up to current building code.
2. The Coach lights were installed after the original construction and were cemented into the ground making the staircase landings inaccessible to our equipment.
In order to work with the city for the permitting, we studied the problem and suggested the use of 6000 PSI concreate allowing us to build 25 treads into each staircase. This alleviated the potential of the job more then doubling in costs associated with replacing all of the railings as well as the stairs and the landings.
The coach lights were on 6ft poles and in front of the each of the 16 outdoor stair cases with landings. Its placement, cemented into the ground impeded our machinery from reaching the landings to pull them out. Our solution was to remove the lights just above their base, and with a team of our construction staff, hold the lights out of the way while we removed the several thousand pound landings in order to replace them.
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