PROJECT:   North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  27
                         Mercer County Courthouse
                         Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE   September 23, 1999   TIME   10:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING   Jerry Johnson - Former Commissioner and President of Historical Society
                                                Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                Bob Mastriana - 4M Company
                                                Memorial Garden Committee

NOTES

WEST PORTICO

  • Lou sealed both tile roof scuppers and downspouts on the balcony roof to try to help dry out the portico ceiling and the interior face of the beams.
  • All tile demolition of the portico concrete slab has been completed by Wallace Builders and tile repair work to tile Masonry walls is in process.
  • The stone at the foundation has been reset plumb with tile wall below and tile brick comer piers to support tile new steel beams are being rebuilt.
  • The reinforcing rods are awaiting installation as soon as the beams and metal decks are fabricated and delivered.
  • The structural form work should be completed by Monday or Tuesday and hopefully pour tile concrete the following day.
  • The electrical work on tile lampposts has been completed and tile lamps are now operating.

NORTH PORTICO

  • The plasterers have completed their work on tile portico ceilings and the scaffolding is being dismantled. It should be completely down by late Friday.
  • Demolition of the concrete slab Will begin immediately upon removal of the scaffolding.

GENERAL

  • The Memorial Garden Committee met with Lou DeJulia and Bob Mastriana and staked out tile location of tile foundation excavation for Wallace Builders for tile foundation piers.
  • Discussion regarding the design could alter the exact location if the committee decides to change the configuration and location of the walks. They will meet next Tuesday to confirm tile design direction and will let us know.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 9:00 a.m.

   
   

 

PROJECT:   North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  28
                        Mercer County Courthouse
                        Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE   September 28, 1999   TIME   9:00 a.m.

PRESENT AT MEETING    Doug Wallace - Wallace Builders
                                                 Denny Salmon - Wallace Builders
                                                 Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                                 Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

WEST PORTICO

  • The center concrete beam was totally deteriorated. In fact, only 5 rebars that were 80% rusted were supporting the center of the portico. The condition of the structural reinforced concrete slab was so badly deteriorated that eventually it would have collapsed. It was actually in worse shape than the North portico slab which everyone was aware needed to be replaced. Because there is no access to the underneath side of the portico, this could not be foreseen.

  • An additional benefit, beside tile safely of tile public, that resulted due to tile slab being removed was that tile foundation stones could now be reset where tile ice and water penetration had caused them to shift.

  • The reinforcing and structural framing was completed on Monday and the new concrete deck was poured Tuesday morning.

  • Keystone has received tile Miracote material for tile columns and steps and will schedule coating tile columns this week. 

  • Keystone will also finish cleaning, repairing, repointing and sealing tile foundations by tile end of next week.

NORTH PORTICO

  • Tuesday afternoon tile foundation stones on the front piers are being reset.

  • Wednesday the demolition of tile concrete deck will begin.

  • The interior scaffold has been removed and Wallace Builders are awaiting tile removal of tile exterior scaffolding which should be by the end of tile week. This will not delay tile demolition of tile deck.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

   
 

PROJECT:   North & West Portico Restoration                               REPORT NO.  29
                        Mercer County Courthouse
                        Mercer, Pennsylvania

DATE  September 30, 1999  TIME  10:00 a.m.


PRESENT AT MEETING  Olivia Lazor - Mercer County Commissioner
                                               Rick Boggs - Chief Clerk
                                               Jerry Johnson - Chairman of Courthouse Restoration Committee
                                               Lou DeJulia - Mercer County Maintenance
                                               Bob Mastriana - 4M Company

NOTES

NORTH PORTICO

  • Lou DeJulia and Bob Mastriana took Commissioner Lazor and Rick Boggs on a personal tour of the North portico so they could view the demolition and the deteriorated conditions of the structural slab. Everyone agreed the more that's uncovered the more evident of the timeliness of these needed repairs.

  • The demolition is progressing in the evenings so as to not disturb the operations of the Courthouse.

  • Both foundation stones have been reset plumb ready for mortaring in place. 

  • By the end of next week the concrete slab should be completed and Keystone will begin their final work.

WEST PORTICO

  • Keystone will begin to Miracote the columns Tuesday morning prior to our job meeting so we can be present to approve the color and texture. Tom Auel will also be present along with the three specialists from Keystone who will be doing the work.

  • The foundation stones are drying out and the coloration is improving daily.

  • Keystone will finish the foundation stonework next week after the columns arc completed.

  • Two pigeons are trying to roost again at the West portico on the only beam ledge left remaining which is less than 2" wide. If they continue, Keystone will be asked to install a tapered stone ledge 12' -8" long on all 4 sides to eliminate this roosting ledge.

  • Wallace is negotiating the final costs for the plaster and scaffolding due to changes in the scope of work. The credits will be reflected in a future change order.

  • The memorial garden committee approved the redesign for the gardens and Bob and Lou will coordinate the installation with Wallace Builders.

ITEMS TO VERIFY

  • The next meeting is Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 10:00 a.m.

 
 

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