WBCM led the emergency efforts to restore the Baltimore World Trade Center Building after the devastating effects of Hurricane Isabel. As a result of the hurricane, the entire basement was flooded, affecting all electrical, life safety, and mechanical systems as well as all major utilities. WBCM worked closely with the Maryland Port Administration (MPA), providing engineering and construction services to ensure the restoration efforts went as smoothly and quickly as possible.
The first phase was to get the tenants back into a functioning operating office building as soon as possible. WBCM organized a team of qualified trade contractors and worked around the clock to address all the damage to the building’s infrastructure. The WBCM-led team was able to rehabilitate all critical systems in just 29 days and obtain occupancy and use approvals for all levels above the basement.
The second phase of the project addressed architectural repairs, primarily in the basement and loading dock, complete the mechanical and electrical systems, and restore the security system to full operation. WBCM oversaw the required design, procurement, and construction that spanned nine months. Upon completion, the building was essentially repaired and claims were settled with the insurance carriers.
The third phase addressed future flood damage protection. Design, procurement, and construction overlapped with Phase 2 and spanned a period of nine months. Enhancements to existing systems and plans for future emergency response were coordinated with the MPA.
WBCM was integrally responsible for the proper execution of all work throughout all three phases. WBCM performed inspections and supervised the trade subcontractors on a daily basis. WBCM’s team of qualified inspectors and engineers dedicated extensive hours to ensure the well-coordinated, quality reconstruction of the Baltimore World Trade Center.
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