WBCM provided structural and civil engineering design and construction administration services for a new six-story office building located adjacent to the Bare Hills Athletic Facility (Merritt Athletic Club) in North Baltimore.
The 54,000 square-feet structure is situated on 4.52 acres and is highly visible from the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83). The building is constructed using a steel structure with brick veneer and standing seam metal roofing system. The wall framing was designed to accommodate large sections of horizontal and vertical window wall, which provides natural light throughout the building. WBCM designed a foundation using graded aggregate piers to account for the poor subgrades encountered throughout most of the site.
As a severe down slope at the development area did not provide an adequate platform, agreements were secured to allow supporting slopes on the adjoining property to eliminate the need for a substantial retaining wall along the entire development area and to permit construction of a parking lot in a Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) right of way. The site constraints also dictated that the required stormwater management for the project be provided in an underground storage facility as surface stormwater management was not feasible.
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