PROJECT:   North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  24
                        Mercer County Courthouse
                        Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE   September 14, 1999   TIME   10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING   Doug Wallace - Wallace Builders
                                                Denny Salmon - Wallace Builders
                                                Kevin Klosky - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                Dave Sebek - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

WEST PORTICO

  • Samples for the custom Miracote color for the column shafts and the foundation steps were reviewed for color match and the darkest sample 99-110C was approved. Bob Mastriana immediately called Joseph DiMario, product manager at Miracote and John Thiry of Keystone to expedite the order.
  • Keystone did the final cleaning on the upper balustrade and except for a few stones that needed to be re-cleaned again, were given the approval to proceed with the sealing.
  • The plasterers finished their interior portico ceiling and moldings but when they washed down their work the water agitated the iron oxide in the stone below their moldings and necessitates re-cleaning this area prior to sealing. Because of this we are going to seal the stone on the interior of the north portico prior to finishing the plaster.
  • Because it rained Monday, Keystone wasn't able to seal the upper balustrade so the dismantling of the scaffold is being delayed a few days.

NORTH PORTICO

  • Keystone was given approval to start to seal the stonework on the entire upper and interior portico. Only seven or eight stones need touched cleaned prior to sealing. Sealing will be done by Friday.
  • The exterior part of the scaffold is to be dismantled on Monday as planned.
  • The interior plaster work is not finished so the interior scaffolding can't be removed winch delays the demolition and construction of the new portico flooring. Easley & Rivers need two to three more weeks to complete their work winch creates a critical scheduling problem. Discussion with Wallace Builders on how to deal with this was not finalized but Easley & Rivers may be back charged for any additional costs incurred such as the scaffolding rental, weather protection, temporary beat, etc.

 ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Thursday, September 21, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

PROJECT:    North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  25
                         Mercer County Courthouse
                         Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE  September 16, 1999   TIME   10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING    Denny Sahnon - Wallace Builders
                                                 Kevin Klosky - Keystone Waterproofing
                                                 Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                 Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

WEST PORTICO

  • The scaffolding is being dismantled on Friday, September 17th. Wallace Builders are removing the ceramic tile to inspect tile concrete slab and begin planning tile repair and replacement.
  • Youngstown Tile will install the tile as soon as Wallace has tile concrete floor slab ready.
  • Miracote is to be installed on the columns as soon as it's shipped so not to interfere with and splatter the tile installation.

NORTH PORTICO

  • Five plasterers and one laborer expedited the work so they will be finished on Wednesday or Thursday of next week instead of in two or three weeks as previously thought.
  • The exterior rental of the scaffolding stops on Monday. One week of interior scaffolding is going to be back charged to Easley and Rivers.
  • Keystone will be done on the exterior sealing on Monday except for the columns and foundation.
  • On Monday the temporary shoring in the basement is to be erected prior to demolition of the concrete slab.
  • On Tuesday the electrical conduit is to be run for the lampposts.
  • Federal Iron has all the steel fabricated and ready to install once the slab is demolished.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

     

PROJECT:   North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  26
                        Mercer County Courthouse
                        Mercer. Pennsylvania

DATE   September 20, 1999    TIME   10:15 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING   Denny Salmon - Wallace Builders
                                                Rick Boggs - Chief Clerk
                                                Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

WEST PORTICO

  • A special meeting with Wallace Builders, Lou DeJulia and Bob Mastriana was held on Monday instead of Tuesday in order to expedite a decision regarding the condition of the concrete slab. Denny Salmon started demolition of the tile and slab and opened up an access hole to determine the extent and condition of the slab deterioration. The portico slab was not built on grade as shown in the drawings but as a suspended reinforced concrete slab similar to the North portico. The underside condition of the slab revealed extensive structural deterioration and after much discussion it was decided to demolish the entire exiting slab and replace it with a new structural reinforced concrete slab with steel beams and metal deck identical to the North portico. Wallace Builders will present a change order to the commissioners on Thursday for formal approval.
  • A brief meeting with the commissioners was held by 4M Company to alert them to this condition and the hazardous situation and to ask them for oral authorization to proceed. Rick Boggs also personally inspected the underside of the portico and concurred with our recommendation. Authorization to proceed was granted to Wallace Builders and the fabrication of the steel and the demolition of the slab will begin Tuesday. Hopefully, this additional work should not prolong the completion of the project.
  • The entire scaffold on the West portico has been dismantled as of Friday.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

 
 
 

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