PROJECT:     Courtrooms #1 & #2                                         REPORT NO.  1
                          
Mercer County Courthouse
                          Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE  July 19,2000   TIME  10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING   Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                Doug Wallace - Wallace Builders
                                                Denny Salmon - Wallace Builders
                                                Chip Smith - Easley & Rivers
                                                Larry Schrock - Federal Iron
                                                Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

  • An emergency meeting was held at courtroom #2 to determine the extent of damage and to plan the re- pair and stabilization of the plaster ceiling beams.
  • The scope of work to repair the beams will be based on the direction discussed at our job meeting. Specifications and drawings to document this will be prepared as soon as possible by the 4M Company.
  • Wallace Builders will follow up with a proposal to the county on Monday based on our discussions. Authorization from Lou to proceed was granted and removal of a section of the ceiling beam in court- room #1 was to be done the following day.
  • Easily & Rivers will also do the repair of the west portico plaster cornice that was damaged due to water infiltration from the faulty roof scupper. We had a prior estimate from another company to do the re- pairs; however, since Easily & Rivers are doing the courtroom repairs and already have scaffolding and plasterers on the job, they were able to do the repairs for $750.00, saving the county approximately $1200.00. They will enter into a separate purchase order directly with Lou for these repairs.
  • Lou and Bob then met with Commissioners Gene Brenneman and Brian Shipley and Prosecutor Lou McEwen and Administrator Rick Boggs to discuss the historical preservation approach we are going to take with the courtroom plaster ceiling beam repairs.

 
 

PROJECT:     Courtrooms #1 & #2                                         REPORT NO.  2
                          Mercer County Courthouse
                          Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE   July 25, 2000  TIME  2:00 p.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING   Gene Brenneman - Mercer County Commissioner
                                                Brian Shipley - Mercer County Commissioner
                                                Rick Boggs - Chief Clerk
                                                Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

  • A grant application prepared by 4M Company at the request of the Commissioners was reviewed and discussed. Commissioner Shipley was presenting the request for the matching grant to the Governor's office for the courthouse restoration.
  • 4M Company then presented Wallace Builder's proposal for repair of the courtrooms decorative plaster ceiling beams. Discussion followed and contracts were prepared along with a resolution authorizing this to be on the agenda for the next Commissioner's meeting.
  • See Wallace Builders proposal and the outline specifications along with 4M's letter dated July 25,2000 preceding this report.
  • The steel is presently being fabricated and will be delivered this coming Monday, July 31st with work to start at 4:00 p.m. through 12:00 midnight. This schedule will be adhered too as to not disturb the operations of the courthouse. Work is anticipated to be completed by August 31,2000.

Wallace Builders
Douglas Wallace,   Partner                                                     Telephone (724) 652-6175
Box 333  Pulaski, PA, 16143                                                             Fax (724) 652-2333

PROPOSAL

DATE:  July 24,2000 

TO:  4M Company
         4251 Glenwood Avenue
         Boardman, OH 44512

RE:  Repairs to existing beams Courtrooms #1 and #2
         Mercer County Courthouse

ATTN:  Mr. Robert Mastriana

We hereby submit specifications and estimates for: labor, material, and equipment to complete the following items of work:

  • Install approx. 1396 l.f. of steel plate supports to all beams (see sketch by FIW).

  • Painting of steel plates only.

  • Replacement of approx. 40 l.f. (20' each courtroom) decorative plaster beams.

  • Minor patching of finish on other beams (1 man 6 days).

  • Remove 40 light fixtures and 4 smoke detectors.

  • Relocated 24 existing light fixtures and 4 smoke detectors as indicated on sketch.

  • Re-wire light fixtures as needed.

  • Cover up and clean up as required.

Total Budget Estimate:       $87,900.00

NOTES:
 All work to be completed on second shift on a time and material basis.

Payments to be made as follows:   upon completion

Note: This proposal may be withdrawn by us if not accepted within 30 days.

Rates Though June 1, 2001
For Mercer County Courthouse

Labor Rates:  Wallace Builders

Trade

Regular Overtime Double Time
Superintendent
Carpenter
Laborer
Operator

38.77
36.17
28.99
41.31

58.16
54.26
43.49
61.97

77.54
72.34
57.98
82.62

Equipment Rates:  Wallace Builders

Description

Hourly Rate

Pickup Truck
Dump Truck
Backhoe
Dozer
18T Crane
Gehl Lift
Bobcat Loader

10.00
15.00
30.00
25.00
45.00
30.00
25.00

Markup Rates:  PIC Electric*

Description

Markup

Labor
Material Purchases
Subcontracted Work
Small Tools (Less then $300.00 in value)

Cost plus 20%
Cost plus 20%
Cost plus 5%
3% of Labor Cost

Labor Rates: PIC Electric*
Trade Regular Overtime Double Time
Superintendent
Foreman
Journey Electrician
Apprentice Electrician
Service Man W/Truck
*plus 20% Overhead & Profit
50.00
39.55
37.80
30.15
50.00

75.00
59.33
56.70
45.23
75.00

100.00
79.10
75.60
60.30
100.00

Labor Rates: Easley and Rivers*
Trade Regular Overtime Double Time
Lather Foreman
Plasterer Foreman
Plasterer
Hod Carrier
*Plus 20% OH&P
39.28
36.73
35.09
28.68
58.92
50.84
48.38
39.90
78.56
64.95
61.67
51.12

OUTLINE SPECIFICATIONS
FOR
MERCER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
COURTROOM CEILING BEAMS RESTORATION

July 28, 2000

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

The General Contractor shall provide labor, material, and equipment to complete the following work:

  1. Provide temporary scaffolding and barriers as required to complete work.
  2. The existing ceiling lights are to be removed from the beams and placed in three symmetrical bay spacings totaling 12 lights between the rows of beams. This will allow for the eventual replacement of the fixtures with more appropriate historical chandeliers.
  3. Three continuous steel plates to secure the plaster beams are to be installed using l/4" thick x 5-1/2" Wide x 14' length flat bar with 3/8" diameter all-thread rods. The rods are to be 12" in length for the side moldings support plates and 18" for the center beams support plate. They are to be shoe welded at 2'-0" o.c. and provided with two interlocking nuts and one flat washer, installed with a l/4" x 6" x 6" flat plate with a 7/16" diameter hole centered in each plate to distribute the weight evenly along the attic surface of the concrete deck.
  4. Every 2'-0" o.c., the attic concrete deck is to be core drilled to allow for these structural
    beam supports. The steel support plates are to be installed in the recessed soffit panels on the four ceiling beams and also on the perimeter wall cornice beam soffit panels. The perimeter wall cornice is also to be inspected for any structural deterioration to the decorative dentil moldings and brackets and to repair as required.
  5. All new plaster beams that are to replace the missing or damaged beams are to match and replicate the existing profiles and moldings of the existing plaster beams and to blend seamlessly with the original. Only those portions of the existing plaster beams and moldings that are structurally unsound and weakened beyond repair are to be replaced.
  6. All steel is to be shop primed gray and free of any surface defects. Field paint all exposed faces to match existing color and finish of the recessed soffits of the plaster beams after installation.
  7. Repair the existing damaged wood portions of the Judges Bailiff's bench in Courtroom #2 and refinish to match existing.
  8. Because the Courthouse must remain open and the offices and public undisturbed as much as possible, all work must be done after hours from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Work commenced Thursday, July 20th and it is anticipated to be completed August 30th, 2000. Because of the many conditions regarding this type of work, an estimate will be provided for budgetary purposes; however, the work will be done on a time and material basis.

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