There are (at least) two patterns or trends rippling through the design and construction industry and they will leave indelible footprints or a busy superhighway to the place that projects will want to be. One of these trends involves the ‘product’ – the ‘what’ that we build. The other involves the ‘process’ – the ‘how’
The City of Del Rio, Texas had been concerned with the continuing operation of the San Felipe Springs Water Treatment Plant that was constructed in 2000. The facility had experienced piping failures on a number of occasions in the PVC piping associated with the filtration system. In addition, excessive pipe movement and the build-up of sedimentation in the piping was also a concern to the City.
Client Name: Bristol Myers Squibb
MDC Systems® conducted a structural assessment of three, two-story, precast concrete parking garages at the Bristol Myers Squibb facility in Plainsboro, NJ. The three garage structures had experienced rapid, aggressive, premature deterioration of the garage deck, surface coating, joints and some structural elements. MDC Systems® was retained to investigate and ascertain the cause(s) of the rapid deterioration, develop a remedial plan to restore the decks to useful service, preserve and extend the useful life of the garages and to reduce their on-going maintenance costs.
Client Name: The Travelstead Group
MDC Systems® provided Project and Construction Management Consulting Services for the development of a five-star hotel, office building and retail site in Barcelona, Spain.
The hotel complex included a 42-story, 456-room hotel and 29-room apartment tower surrounded by a multi-story podium containing support facilities for the hotel and apartments, a swimming pool, indoor/outdoor recreational facilities, vehicular loading dock and service areas and other amenities.