The Cabrini Medical Tower was built in 1973 and is a 19 story steel framed high-rise with reinforced concrete columns. The entire building is comprised of medical offices including surgery and non surgery medical practices. Tatley Grund Inc. (TGI) competitively bid the large maintenance project to repair the concrete columns and the steel reinforcement within the columns as directed by the Owner’s Representative, Walker Consulting. TGI was not the low bidder, but through the recommendation of the consultant, TGI was awarded the work on this privately owned property.
Owner: Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Consultant: Walker Consulting
Contract Value: $1.7M
The contracted scope of work included concrete column repairs, installation of cathodic corrosion protections, removal and replacement of all window perimeter sealants and re-coating of the entire tower and garage surfaces with an elastomeric coating system. Access to the work was via elevated scaffolding platforms (swing-stages). Work included inspection of the existing concrete at the columns, removal of concrete spalls, demolition and prep of concrete and existing steel reinforcement to remove corrosion from the steel, to treat the steel reinforcement, and to place new concrete at the remediation locations. In addition, all existing sealant at the perimeter of all windows and at the existing concrete interfaces was removed and new engineered silicone sealant joints were applied. The exterior walls/columns then received a new elastomeric coating system.
The project started in the summer and the work continued through the fall and winter seasons. Sequencing of work during the winter was key so that work during the winter could be performed on protected elevations of the building. In addition, the use of materials with low temperature applications allowed work to continue through the fall and winter seasons. The medical tower was fully occupied during the entire process and the project team had to sequence work and provide accommodations throughout the project, at the Owner’s request, in efforts to maintain relationships with sensitive tenants of the property. Over all the project went very well especially when most of the work was performed during COVID-19 protocols in and around the job site. The Owners were extremely happy with the repairs, were very excited by the new look of their building, and relieved that the project came in substantially under the original budget.> Back to Institutional