Scope of Work: Master Locators was hired to do work in a historical building for Amtrak. The Amtrak Maintenance Facility building was constructed in 1902 and was originally used for steam locomotives and cars that needed maintenance, repairs, and overhaul. The current building where the work will be done is completely empty due to the unsafe structure of the building. The job consisted of scanning and locating potential rebar in a 18” vertical wall for proposed coring. Also, to perform scans adjacent to the wall of the exterior of the building to investigate and attempt to identify potential foundations or anomalies near the building. The assumptions are the wall be accessed from the ground and no climbing will be necessary and the wall is standard brick and mortar. We used a rebar locator to check brick for rebar before they were removed. After the scan there was no rebar running vertical or horizontal. We also used GPR around the building to see if we could find the edge of the footer. With the soil conditions you couldn’t see a significant edge and the only way to see would be to perform a test hole to locate the edge.
Deliverables: Electronic Sketch, PMU, Field Drawing