City of Charlotte, NC
During the initial phase of the project, Armstrong Glen was asked to assess damage to an old dry storage structure at the Charlotte Water maintenance yard on General Commerce Drive. The timber roof trusses had been damaged by stone trucks. Our assessment proved that neither the roof trusses nor any other portion of the building met the current building code, nor could the remnants of the structure be uplifted to meet code. Charlotte Water and the City of Charlotte agreed with our findings and asked Armstrong Glen to design a replacement structure. The replacement dry storage facility was designed as a pole building with steel columns, steel bar joist roof, and standing seam roof deck. Eave height is 27 feet above finished grade. Design, permitting, bidding, and construction are complete. The design schedule was tight due to the need for dry stone base. Extensive coordination with Don Keaton of Charlotte Water was required. Duration for the assessment contract plus the design contract was August, 2010 to May, 2014.