Lee County (County) authorized TKW Consulting Engineers, Inc. (TKW) to perform a limited investigation of the Hammond Stadium structure located at 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912. These services are pursuant to Supplemental Task Authorization No. 1 (STA1) (April 2017) authorized under the Lee County CN150198 Misc. Structural Engineering Contract No. 7197 (August 2015) between TKW and Lee County. Hammond stadium contains the main baseball field in the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers. The stadium is constructed primarily of precast hollow core concrete slabs supported by precast concrete beams and precast concrete columns. The beams are generally single span, bearing on concrete corbels, though some areas utilize …show more content…
A review of the potential repair options is included in the assessment and TKW will review this repair scope with the Authority in order to determine the desired repairs for design. The site inspection consisted of visual observations and measurements taken from the accessible areas. During the initial site walk, Keith Blasingim (Client Representative) indicated 4 major topics of concern: Excessive cracking in the fountain bed and walls, as well as the nearby pump room walls and roof slab. Concrete spalls and large cracks in the monumental staircase area, as well as the various regions of the stadium. Excessive cracking of the walkways throughout the stadium. Cracking of a corbel in the east region of the stadium below the main concourse level. The following sections document the conditions of each of these items and then provide recommendations for each concern. The conditions were observed and documented by Nicholas Miller, E.I. and James Lange, P.E. on 7/20/17. The fountain at the main entry to the stadium exhibits multiple structural and non-structural issues. Some non-structural issues, such as degradation of the pool liner, appear to be compounding the structural issues. Therefore, the non-structural issues will be discussed first, followed by the structural issues. The most apparent non-structural issue is the condition of the fountain pool liner. Multiple areas of the pool exhibit complete destruction of
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First, one must begin to set up the home side of the field. The home side requires a few things to be set up. In order to begin, one must take two ten gallon Powerade water coolers and fill them ¾ the way up with ice. After both are filled with ice, take them to the gator. The gator is a golf cart that has the
As a matter of fact, the system of entrance and exit of the Colosseum is another important aspect to explore how significant the impact caused by the Roman social structure on the architecture design is. Corresponding to strict arrangement of seating, after arriving at the Colosseum, the spectators are able to find out the specified entrance and exit routs for different social classes.7 Colosseum has an efficient network of vaulted passageways consisting eighty archways serving as entrance and exit.8 Without a doubt, it is certain that the entrance for the emperor is separated from the gates opening for the crowds. Among the eighty archways, there is only one special entrance used by the most powerful men with a great contrast to the public entrance. The walls leading to the special entrance have rich decoration, such as painting and stuccoes.9 Additionally, in order to achieve the efficiency as much as possible, the “admission tokens”10 with numbers of the seats are created to “enable the public spectators to go directly to the proper entrance for reaching their own seats”.
The famous historical structure known as the Colosseum is a remarkable piece of architecture that has survived for over nearly two millenniums. It was commissioned by the Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the people of Rome and completed by his son, Titus in the year 70 A.D. (History, 2009). Since then, the Flavian Amphitheater has gone through lifetimes of changes with chronicles of events. It is one of the most impressive ancient structures that still stand today and is extraordinary because of a multitude of reasons. The Colosseum’s advanced function, structural soundness, as well as its impeccable design contributes to its grandeur. Its initial opening performance did not fail to commemorate its existence, lasting
As discussed, I received a call from a Felicia Nash advising that her home is being damaged as a result of the construction occurring on I-75 and Miramar Parkway. Ms. Nash stated that hair line cracks have appeared at the bottom of her home and that her roof has started to separate. Below please find Ms. Nash's address and contact information.
Standing in front of the Athletic Center looking left to right, the many sharp angles that make up the exterior walls are more than eviden/t. The subtle, light tan color of the top-half of building touches the brick lower-half like the way water meets oil. The windows are painted on the top-half of the building to add some shimmer as the sun blazes through. The brick half is a razor-edged wave turning corners sharper than a Nascar driver during the Sprint Cup Series. Block, brick, and cast stone make up the exterior walls of the Center. The process includes “laying brick with mortar, painting and application of ceramic products” (Condeixa et al, 2015, table 2). The entryway is a curved tower held up by four brick pillars. The center of the entryway is adorned with a glass medallion; engraved in the glass is the Spartan logo like two lovers names engraved in their favorite tree as a beautiful reminder of what is and what used to be. Keeping guard at either side of the entrance are two Spartan soldiers, they welcome students and fellow Spartan lovers through the shadowy cave that leads to the six glass doors. However, they are always equipped with sword and shield in hand ready to take on anybody that dares to challenge or threaten their arena. Day and night they protect the Athletic Center, ensuring that its true purpose is never stolen: the love of sports and of
Mosaic stadium, home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, has had a makeover in the last few years with talk of a new stadium with a whole new design back in 2012 finally being built. Although aesthetically pleasing, the new stadium has only created more issues for both the city and the province.
The arena has seven structural levels as shown in figure 3. The top most level is the upper suite level, then the lower suite level, followed by the upper concourse level. The arena bowl level is where the actual sporting event takes place. The arena bowl level is followed by the main concourse level which is at the same elevation with the entry lobby. The bottom-most level is the entry level.
The layout of the Cinerama Dome consists of an auditorium, lobby, restrooms, projection rooms, and storage, see Fig 7. The entrance is located at the centre of the façade and is composed of glazed aluminum doors. The ticket sales area is located to the right of the main entrance. Concrete block wing walls enclose the lobby, which are embellished with decorative detailing in the form of alternating projecting half blocks arranged in a grid pattern (Emerton 2003, P 38). The exterior is circular in plan and the majority of the exterior surface consists of the domed roof. The entrance is housed within a pavilion, sheltered beneath a painted plywood canopy that cantilevers out over the sidewalk, as can be seen in Fig 8. The canopy is
Overall I think the SURF is doing a good job with all things considered. Based on my observation and the people I interviewed, people are very happy with the way the SURF is ran, its upkeep, and all other things considered. I have learned that students and athletes majorly use the SURF, and 3pm to 8pm are its busiest hours. It seems as though it is perceived that the SURF has many good machines and equipment, but there still could be a few more things added, like a turf area and upgraded machines. It is also something to notice that there are some machines that are used more than others, and that means those machines are under more wear and tear and should be assessed more often. Overall, I think the SURF needs to look at a few machines to upgrade, and to look at adding a few spaces and equipment to the area as
Suncorp stadium also recognized as Brisbane Stadium, is a multi-sport as well as a multi-purpose stadium. It is situated in the neighborhood of Milton in the city of Brisbane Queensland which is based in Australia, (Lindsay, et al. 2013). It is used for multiple sporting events especially rugby and soccer; while from time to time it also used as a venue for concert and festivals. According to Lindsay, et al. (2013), Suncorp Stadium has a capacity of approximately fifty thousand people and is owned by the Queensland’s government and managed by AEG Ogden; a sports venue management company.
the pillars and any connecting walls and floors. The pillars and load bearing walls, which were essentially all of the outside walls, pillars, foundation walls, and the inner walls of the arena can be all classified as Travertine, while all of the inner walls, stairs, hallways, and nonbearing structures can be called Tufa. Because of the scaffold system, and the huge amount of people on the site, work did not go in much of a particular order after the foundations were built. Workers were able to work on any section, and slowly the entire thing was pieced together like a jig saw puzzle. As the travertine was finished, finish workers, or master carvers and master masons followed and covered it with a facade of nice bricks, polished and carved out the pillars and places statues of gods/goddesses or emperor, while bronze shields were placed in between the arches and on the walls.
The first thing, which should be done before any testing with instruments are used, is a visual inspection of the structure and callaborate relavent information of the structure like location, is the location likely to subject the structure to carbon, for the column in question the anwser is yes, the column is next to a road where carbon emissions from vehicles is present, also is the column likely to be exposed to chloride ingress, again it is, its located next to a road where de-icing salts are used, also its located in Liverpool so its possible mersey grit was used in the concrete mix, and as the results show in the Chloride test, the concrete which used Mersey grit had some salinity. It is likely that one side of the column has been exposed