Sometimes the squeaky wheel doesn’t get the oil, it gets replaced (Iron Mike, Cleveland Ironworkers Local 17, circa 2001) . . . Despite prodigious size, heavy movable structures rely on precise tolerances, proper alignment and a repeatable control sequence to operate successfully and reliably. Due to wear or obsolescence, aging structures may require partial or extensive rehabilitation to return them to a reliable operating state.
A successful rehabilitation depends on identifying and repairing or replacing deteriorated components without compromising the integrity of the remaining structure. Our steps to achieve this goal include:
- Perform scoping study to evaluate extent of rehabilitation work
- Focus design to repair deficient components while maintaining the integrity of the remaining structure
- Adequately specify acceptance parameters for repair work
- Maintain open communication with contractor to address any field conditions which may be uncovered through the course of the work
- Specify functional testing to confirm acceptable post rehabilitation operation