MIAMI VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION COOLING TOWER CONCRETE RESTORATION
Miami-Dade County, FL
During an equipment refurbishment project, the three-story concrete cooling tower at the Miami VA was found to have severely deteriorated concrete walls and fan support beams. Structural engineering services and design documents were provided to replace sections of the deteriorated concrete walls, indicate a sequence of construction, and reconstruct the fan support beams at the upper level. The team worked closely with the project contractor to coordinate design for the replacement of the deteriorated walls and beams, as well as for the sequence of removal and reconstruction to maintain a stable structural system.