MCE's scope of work included evaluation and analysis of an existing podium slab, reporting of observed conditions, and review of documentation on the existing conditions of the structural slab. MCE also reviewed concrete core samples removed from the existing structural slab, in addition to analyzing equipment loading.
MCE’s scope of services included providing a complete investigation and analysis of the existing structure in order to determine the cause of the problems and provide options for remediation.
For this five-story building, MCE provided a complete investigation and analysis of the existing structure in order to determine the cause of problems and provide options for remediation. MCE reviewed the original construction documents and construction administration documentation. The final phase of this project consisted of providing the owner with several options for remediation. Options included strengthening deficient elements within the structure, and also options for demolition or partial demolition and reconstruction. Additionally, cost estimates for each option were provided for assistance in determining the option that would provide the greatest benefit-cost ratio for the owner.
Miller Consulting Engineers worked in close collaboration with the Netarts-Oceanside Rural Fire Protection District to provide structural engineering design for seismic upgrade of the local fire station. In addition, structural engineering design for improvements to the main office and construction administration support services were provided.
Seismic retrofitting structures is about providing a safe environment for our children to learn in and families to work and live in. Our mission is to develop solutions that can be constructed economically without compromising safety.
Advanced computer technology allows us to model structures to identify areas of high stress due to seismic loads. Our experienced engineers use leading-edge technology to design practical, economical solutions to strengthen new and existing structures. Miller Consulting Engineers has performed structural engineering design for a wide variety of clients, ranging from large industrial companies to government agencies and municipalities. Expertise includes the renovation of existing structures and buildings, including provisions for seismic retrofit and upgrade. Particular attention has been placed on historic buildings and structures.
Miller Consulting Engineers, Inc. performed inspections, evaluations, and recommendations for material testing to evaluate the existing condition of this large critical process tank and underground galleries at the perimeter of the tanks.
Following the completion of the tank evaluation, MCE provided an evaluation of different membrane systems and provided repairs to the existing construction joints. Since the aeration tanks can only be partially taken out of service when weather permits, our team was required to have a flexible schedule when performing many of our tasks and our diligent work ensured the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services a successful design.