Sometimes the squeaky wheel doesn’t get the oil, it gets replaced (Iron Mike, Cleveland Irownworkers Local 17, circa 2001)… Despite prodigious size, heavy movable structures rely on precise tolerances, proper alignment and a repeatable control sequence to operate successfully and reliably. Due to wear or obsolescence, aging structures may require partial or extensive rehabilitation to return them to a reliable operating state.
A successful rehabilitation depends on identifying and repairing or replacing deteriorated components without compromising the integrity of the remaining structure. Our steps to achieve this goal include:
- Perform scoping study to evaluate extent of rehabilitation work
- Focus design to repair deficient components while maintaining the integrity of the remaining structure
- Adequately specify acceptance parameters for repair work
- Maintain open communication with contractor to address any field conditions which may be uncovered through the course of the work
- Specify functional testing to confirm acceptable post rehabilitation operation